Northern Beaches Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (NBUGI) comprises a group of general surgeons with subspeciality training and a specific interest in upper gastrointestinal surgery.

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery includes Oesophago-gastric (surgery of the oesophagus & stomach), Hepatic, Pancreatic & Biliary, and metabolic & weight loss surgery.

Our surgeons

The surgeons of NBUGI are committed to patient centred care and work as a collaborative team both within the surgical group and with other medical and allied health professionals who share an interest in this complex area of surgery.

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    Professor Jaswinder Samra

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    Professor Jaswinder Samra

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    Dr Philip Le Page

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    Dr Philip Le Page

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    Dr Sam Kuo

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    Dr Sam Kuo

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    Dr Sameer Mihrshahi

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    Dr Sameer Mihrshahi

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    Dr Andrew Pearson

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    Dr Andrew Pearson

Professor Jaswinder Samra

(MBChB, DPhil (Oxon), FRCS (Eng & Ed), FRACS)

Professor Samra is one of Australia’s most experienced pancreatic surgeons. He has a driving interest in complex pancreas and liver resections, he is one of the highest volume surgeons in the country. He has published extensive research in the field of pancreatic cancer and is a collaborator of the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Genome Initiative. Prof. Samra operates at the Northern Beaches Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, The Mater, the SAN and Macquarie University Hospitals. Professor Samra consults at the Northern Beaches Hospital, in Greenwich and Ryde.

Contact Professor Jaswinder Samra:

Consulting Locations:

  • Northern Beaches Hospital
  • Greenwich
    68 Greenwich Rd
    Greenwich NSW 2065
  • Ryde Medical Centre
    Suite 17, 247 Ryedale Rd
    Eastwood NSW 2122

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Dr Philip Le Page

MBBS (hons), FRACS, ANZGOSA

Obesity, Upper Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic, General, Endoscopic Surgeon.

Dr Philip Le Page is an experienced Specialist Surgeon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and Inner West. He prides himself on his surgical skills, communication skills with patients and family and also his clinical judgement. He keeps abreast of cutting edge techniques through involvement with local and international conferences and research. He is also active with professional societies and audit including ANZGOSA (Australian and New Zealand Gastro-oesophageal Surgical Association), ANZMOSS (Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgical Society) and RACS (Royal Australian College of Surgeons).

Dr Le Page grew up and attended school in Sydney. He graduated with honours in M.B.B.S from Melbourne University in 2001. He trained in General Surgery at the Royal Melbourne and Austin Hospital’s and obtained his Fellowship in General Surgery of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2011, being awarded the J.P.Ryan prize for surgery. He then subspecialised in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery by undertaking the official ANZGOSA training program at St.Vincent’s and Concord Hospital’s in Sydney. In 2013 he spent a year in Edinburgh in the UK under the sponsorship of ANZGOSA and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, further expanding his skills in cancer, obesity, gallstone and hernia surgery.

In 2014 he worked with the Royal Flying Doctor Service as their surgeon servicing remote communities. In the same year he began work as a consultant surgeon at the Sydney Adventist, Mater, Concord, Strathfield Private Hospitals and the OClinic. He has professional contact links to other specialists and allied health staff. Since this time he has continued to treat increasing numbers of patients at these locations. He consults and performs surgery, endoscopy and colonoscopy throughout the week.

In addition to surgery, Phil is passionate about music, family life and sport, including watersports down on the Northern Beaches!

Contact Dr Philip Le Page:

(02) 9126 8963
drlepage.com.au
FAX (02) 9137 2285

Consulting Locations:

  • Northern Beaches Hospital
  • Suite 201, SAN Clinic
    Sydney Adventist Hospital
    185 Fox Valley Road
    Wahroonga NSW 2076
  • Suite 601, Gastroenterology & Liver Centre
    Concord Hospital Medical Centre
    Hospital Road
    Concord NSW 2139

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Dr Sam Kuo

(MBBS Hons FRACS)

Oesophagogastric & HPB Surgeon, Senior Lecturer Endoscopy, Laparoscopy, General Surgery.

Dr Sam Kuo is an honours graduate of the University of Sydney, and a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He completed postfellowship training in robotic surgery in California (USA), and received further specialist experience in OesophagoGastric Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, & Liver Transplantation.

His research interests commenced with a scientific appointment at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research (2005) & a clinical fellowship at the NSW Cancer Institute (2007). For his work in the field of pancreatic cancer and colorectal liver metastases, he was presented with the Clinical Fellow's Award by the NSW State Minister for science and research.

Dr Sam Kuo is a senior lecturer at Macquarie University, a clinical associate of the University of Sydney, participates in the Clinical Training Committee for postgraduate medical training for the Northern Sydney Health Network, and is active in teaching residents and registrars for the college of surgeons.

Dr Sam Kuo is a professional member of the Royal Australiasian College Section of Upper GastroIntestinal Surgery (RACS), the ANZ Hepatopancreatobiliary Association (ANZHPBA), the ANZ Gastroesophageal Association (ANZGOSA), the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), and the Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society (SUGSS).

Dr Sam Kuo offers specialist treatment for:

  • Gallbladder and biliary surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Reflux, and disorders of the oesophagus
  • Dyspepsia, Stomach ulcers
  • Conditions involving the liver, pancreas, & spleen
  • Obesity and metabolic surgery
  • Trauma and emergency surgery
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Endoscopy and colonoscopy

Contact Dr Sam Kuo:

Consulting Locations:

  • Northern Beaches Hospital
  • Suite 404, Level 4
    2 Technology Place
    Macquarie University NSW 2109
  • Suite 11, Level 6
    105 Frenchs Forest Road
    Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

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Dr Sameer Mihrshahi

(MBBS (Hons), FRACS)

Dr Mihrshahi completed an undergraduate medical degree with Honours at the University of Sydney in 1997, and trained in General Surgery in Newcastle and Sydney obtaining his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2005.

Dr Mihrshahi then completed 2 years of Fellowship training in Upper Gastrointestinal and HPB Surgery, firstly at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, and was then awarded the Lister Fellowship in Pancreaticobiliary Surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Despite the weather, he enjoyed his time in the UK, and stayed on after his Fellowship for 4 years in consultant practice:- firstly in Surrey and then in Bristol, in Upper GI and HPB surgery. Dr Mihrshahi relocated back to Sydney in 2010, starting at Macquarie University Hospital in 2011 (paternity leave is underrated!), was appointed a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Ryde Hospital in 2012 and Mona Vale Hospital in 2014, as well as Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in 2017. Dr Mihrshahi is currently the Clinical Discipline Head for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at Macquarie University Hospital. Dr Mihrshahi consults at the Northern Beaches hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and in Mona Vale.

Contact Dr Sameer Mihrshahi:

Consulting Locations:

  • Northern Beaches Hospital
  • Macquarie GI
    Suite 404, Macquarie University Clinic
    2 Technology Place
    Macquarie University NSW 2109
  • Suite 506
    20 Bungan St
    Mona Vale NSW 2103

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Dr Andrew Pearson

(BAppSc (Phty), MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, FRACS)

Dr Andrew Pearson is a specialist General Surgeon with an interest in acute general surgery, trauma surgery and surgery of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract. He is also trained in gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Dr Pearson has attained degrees in both Physiotherapy and Medicine from the University of Sydney and completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons through Royal North Shore Hospital. Dr Pearson completed a year of fellowship training in liver, pancreas and biliary surgery at Royal North Shore and has also attained a Fellowship in General Practice from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

His areas of specific interest include acute, emergency and trauma surgery as well as surgery of the liver, pancreas and gallbladder. He also has an interest in abdominal wall hernia repair. Dr Pearson has appointments at the Northern Beaches Hospital, Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai hospital and the Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Dr Pearson is an active member of the Australian Defence Force and has deployed on multiple occasions to both military conflicts and on humanitarian assistance missions.

Dr Pearson has published research on emergency surgery, biliary malignancy and pancreatitis.

Andrew is a busy father of three children and a sporting enthusiast. He considers one of his biggest achievements having completed an ironman triathlon however now describes himself as a part time runner.

Dr Pearson consults at the Northern Beaches hospital and in Hornsby.

Contact Dr Andrew Pearson:

Consulting Locations:

  • Northern Beaches Hospital
  • The Maddison Building
    Suite 7
    25-29 Hunter St
    Hornsby NSW 2077

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Research

The doctors of Northern Beaches Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery are committed to ongoing research and improvements that can benefit the wider community. Here are a selection of their publications in respected medical journals.

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