Dr Michael Talbot is a Specialist in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, therapeutic Endoscopy/ERCP, Oesophageal Physiology and Reflux. After Graduating from the University of Otago in 1992 he completed his Internship in Wellington, NZ before commencing residency and surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. In 2001 he graduated from Advanced Surgical Training in Sydney South Eastern rotation then went on to complete further subspecialty training as the Lister Lecturer in Surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary UK. He commenced consultant practice at St George and Wollongong Hospitals in 2003 as a UNSW Senior Lecturer in Surgery. In 2005 he consolidated his public hospital appointment to St George Hospital and currently consults at a number of other sites in Sydney and Wollongong.
During his career Dr Talbot has been a pioneer of complex Bariatric Surgery in NSW and has for the last decade had the highest caseload of these patients in the state. He performed Australasia’s first robotic bariatric and oesophageal surgical procedures. Dr Talbot offers the full range of endoscopic and surgical treatments for neoplasia in the oesophagus and stomach and runs NSW’s longest established High Resolution Oesophageal Diagnostic Lab. He is one of very few clinicians in Australia experienced in newly introduced endoscopic therapies to manage early tumours and oesophageal functional disorders.
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