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Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist Gastrointestinal & Hernia Surgeon

Prof Chris Berney

Dr Chris Berney is an advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon who has performed more than 5,000 laparoscopic procedures. He specialises in using the very latest minimal incision techniques in treating conditions….

Based in Sydney, Prof. Chris Berney is a general surgeon who specialises in advanced laparoscopic surgery and keyhole medical procedures. Prior to arriving in Australia more than eighteen years ago, he completed his medical training in Switzerland.

Prof. Berney’s advanced laparoscopic procedures have helped his patients return to near normal functioning and activity within days of their operation. Also known as keyhole surgery, laparoscopic work is minimally invasive: this means less complications and faster recovery times.

The Professor’s work has actively contributed to new medical developments: these advancements include surgical techniques that offer numerous ongoing benefits to his patients.

As well as advanced laparoscopic surgery, Prof. Berney also performs bariatric surgery (gastric banding); endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as endoscopic procedures such as gastroscopies and colonoscopies.

His aim is to deliver the highest quality medical services while providing a thorough and comprehensive analysis of individual surgical needs: “I will find the most appropriate and least invasive approach that provides the best outcomes for my patients”.

With appointments at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, the Waratah Private Hospital and the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Dr. Berney also serves as a Conjoint Professor with the University of NSW.

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