General and Endocrine ​Surgeon Victoria

A/Prof. James Lee offers a wide range of surgical procedures to accommodate each individual's journey to recovery. Discover what’s involved with our general surgery procedures and endocrine procedures.

About A/Prof. James Lee

A/Prof. James Lee is a leading endocrine surgeon in Australia. A/Prof. Lee is extensively trained and highly qualified as a General Surgeon in Melbourne and specialises in Endocrine surgery with specific interests in all aspects of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal procedures. 

A/Prof. James Lee has an impressive educational history from qualifying as a general surgeon and obtaining the specialist qualification from the Austin Hospital to undertaking the prestigious T.S. Reeve International Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital. In 2014, A/Prof. Lee completed his thesis on biomarkers of thyroid cancer, and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of Sydney and has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and 3 book chapters to date. During his PhD candidature, A/Prof. Lee received several scholarships and research prizes from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Patient philosophy is at the core of A/Prof. Lee’s practice. He believes that patient education and transparent communication is essential to a successful recovery journey. 

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We operate on a completely patient-centered basis. As our patient, your comfort, knowledge, and safety are our top priorities.
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Common Endocrine issues: Hyperthyroidism

Common Endocrine issues: Hyperthyroidism

A/Prof. James Lee can treat common endocrine disorders such as hyperthyroidism through his procedures. Hyperthyroidism (such as Graves' Disease) is common in Australia and occurs when the thyroid gland is overactive causing an inflamed thyroid, racing heart, sweating, weight loss, fatigue, sleep loss, and irritability. A/Prof. Lee can treat this with a 1-2 hour thyroid procedure where either a section, or the entire thyroid gland is removed. To find out more about this procedure, click through.

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Common General issues: Hernia repair surgery

Common General issues: Hernia repair surgery

Hernia repair is needed when internal organs or tissues bulge through the wall that contains them. During this common procedure, the bulging tissue is pushed back in and your abdominal wall is then strengthened or supported with sutures or mesh. Mr James Lee will be able to recommend the best surgery for your circumstances, but this is typically a minimally invasive surgery.

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Common Endocrine issues: Common Thyroid Issues

Common Endocrine issues: Common Thyroid Issues

Each year in Australia, around 2700 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer. There are several types of thyroid cancer and the symptoms include lumps in the neck, trouble swallowing, difficulty breathing, changes to the voice, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Mr Lee can treat thyroid cancer through his thyroid procedures in which he removes a section or all of the thyroid gland in a 1-2 hour procedure. To learn more about what to expect, click through.

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Tuesday 08 December 2020

Welcome to A/Prof. James Lee General and Endocrine Surgeon

Welcome to A/Prof. James Lee, leading endocrine and general surgeon in Melbourne! If you’re here, you were most likely referred […]

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All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should consult a surgeon with a FRACS qualification. For endocrine procedures, you should consult a member of ANZ Endocrine Surgeons.

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