Dr Michael Devadas


Biographical details

After obtaining his Fellowship in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2012, Michael has completed further advanced training in the field of Gastro-Oesophageal surgery through the highly competitive Australia and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Association.

He has had intense training in not only general and acute surgical conditions but also with trauma surgery with postings at Westmead, Liverpool, Nepean and Royal North Shore Hospitals.

Michael has performed the first fully publically funded bariatric operation in NSW in conjunction with the Nepean, Blacktown and Westmead Hospitals. He continues to service the community by performing hundreds of operations in both the public and private sectors. He performed the first thoracoscopic assisted three stage oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer at Nepean Public Hospital.

Michael received his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from Sydney University completing his degree with honours and has also achieved a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Medical Radiation Technology, Nuclear Medicine.

He is a dedicated teacher having held numerous teaching positions including a clinical academic appointment with Sydney University in Nuclear Medicine for 6 years. More recently he was accepted into the Academy of Surgical Educators. In 2013, Michael became an instructor on Early Management of Severe Trauma Course and is an examiner in the Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Examinations.

After working with numerous renowned mentors in the various fields of surgery, Michael is passionate about providing and maintaining a high level of care for his patients. Surgically his interests include gastric and oesophageal cancer surgery, anti-reflux surgery, hernia and laparoscopic/ minimally invasive techniques, weight loss surgery and surgical endoscopy.

Research interests

Surgical Oncology

Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers

Trauma Surgery

Acute Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Metabolic Surgery

Teaching and supervision

Early Management of Severe Trauma Instructor

Founder and Instructor Course for Ultrasound in Trauma Surgery (CUT course)

Fellow/Registrar/JMO teaching

Medical student teaching

Online lecture material benign and malignant oesophageal disorders

Current projects

Dysphagia following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Depression Score and Outcomes of Weight Loss Surgery

Long Term Outcomes and QOL for Boerhaaves Patients

Hiatal Repair during Weight Loss Surgery and Reflux Rates

Patterns of Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Following Laparoscopc Sleeve Gastrectomy






Introduction of Thoracoscopic Technique for Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders at Nepean Hospital

First Thoracoscopic 3 stage Oesophagectomy Nepean Public Hospital

First publicly funded Bariatric Surgery in NSW at Blacktown Hospital Obesity Programme

First Transoesophageal phonation prosthesis device at Nepean Hospital

First Laparoscopic Paraoesophageal Hiatal Hernia repair with Fundoplication at Hospital for Specialist Surgery

First Oesophageal Stent insertion for oesophageal carcinoma at Hospital for Specialist Surgery

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