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Specialist surgical services

Footscray Day Surgery provides a variety of surgical procedures that do not require an overnight stay.

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic procedures include:

  • Cataract and lens surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery (e.g. iStent, trabeculectomy)
  • Intravitreal injections
  • Corneal procedures including alcohol delamination
  • Reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics).

Leading doctors

A number of highly regarded surgical specialists choose to operate at Footscray Day Surgery because of our outstanding patient care and state-of-the-art premises.

Dr Brian Ang

Ophthalmology

Dr Brian Ang is an internationally trained and highly experienced eye surgeon specialising in glaucoma management, cataract surgery and the treatment of macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. He has a proven track record of surgical and clinical excellence and is highly skilled in performing complex glaucoma and cataract surgery, as well as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques. Dr Ang is known for his clear communication style and patient-focused approach to treatment based on the latest scientific evidence. He can also conduct consultations in basic Mandarin and Cantonese.

Dr Andrew Atkins

Ophthalmology

Dr Atkins has practised as an eye surgeon in Victoria for 20 years. Originally from Hobart, Tasmania he trained in NSW at the Sydney Eye Hospital. After successfully completing his training as an eye surgeon, he was accepted as a Fellow in the United Kingdom, training with eminent professor Mr Michael Clarke, at the Royal Victorian Infirmary.

Dr Uday Bhatt

Ophthalmology

Dr Uday Bhatt is a highly experienced ophthalmologist. He specialises in cataract surgery and can offer his patients the latest technological advances in this field, including laser cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. Dr Bhatt treats refractive errors and is an experienced laser eye surgeon (LASIK and ASLA). He is also a corneal specialist and treats the full range of corneal conditions, including keratoconus, pterygium and recurrent corneal erosions.

Dr Mohamed Elnahrawy

Ophthalmology

Dr Mohamed Elnahrawy is a highly experienced ophthalmologist, with special interests in cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgery. He has a PhD in refractive surgery. Dr Elnahrawy completed his subspecialty training in glaucoma and cataract surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, where he is currently a glaucoma consultant. In addition to having close to 20 years of clinical experience, he was also an ophthalmology lecturer for over 10 years at Alexandria University, Egypt. He is actively involved in research and has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications.

Dr Jonathan Goh

Ophthalmology

Dr Jonathan Goh is a fellowship-trained comprehensive ophthalmologist who manages cataracts, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, pterygia, dry eyes and other general eye conditions. Dr Goh obtained his medical degree from the University of Melbourne. He was later awarded his Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy and Master of Surgery from the University of Melbourne for his research in age-related macular degeneration. He completed his ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital with further subspecialty training in medical retina and ocular inflammatory diseases.

Dr Philip Hoffman

Ophthalmology

Dr Hoffman is committed to providing complete eye care for his patients. He has a keen interest in the latest laser-assisted cataract surgery and offers the full spectrum of lens options. He also manages glaucoma, dry eye, lid disorders and medical retinal conditions. Dr Hoffman is a visiting consultant at Western Hospital. After completing medical training and a Master of Health Ethics, Dr Hoffman studied ophthalmology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He completed his fellowship training in Cheltenham, UK, in 2007.

Dr Ian Hurley

Ophthalmology

Dr Hurley’s areas of interest include cataract surgery and glaucoma management, including drainage surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Dr Hurley trained as an ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He completed a glaucoma fellowship at Cambridge University, and studied ophthalmic pathology at Duke University.

Dr James La Nauze

Ophthalmology

Dr La Nauze is a passionate ophthalmologist with an extensive surgical background. He has trained at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne, as well as in Cambridge, UK. Dr La Nauze has been consulting at Vision Eye Institute Footscray for the past 18 years.

Dr John McKenzie

Ophthalmology

Dr John McKenzie is a highly respected cataract and ophthalmic surgeon with special interests in ocular oncology, children’s eye health and medical retinal conditions. Alongside his private practice, Dr McKenzie is the Deputy Director of Ophthalmology at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Head of Ophthalmology at Western Health and Head of Oncology at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology.

Dr Rahman Nazari

Ophthalmology

Dr Rahman Nazari is an experienced ophthalmic surgeon, with particular expertise in complex cataract surgeries and achieving optimal refractive outcomes using the latest intraocular lenses. He also specialises in the management of medical retinal conditions. Dr Nazari is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and also consults at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He has published several research articles in international ophthalmology journals.

Dr Nima Pakrou

Ophthalmology

Dr Nima Pakrou is an experienced ophthalmologist, with expertise across a range of eye conditions. His subspecialties include medical retinal diseases (e.g. macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy), cataract surgery (including complex cataract surgery), eyelid (lacrimal) surgery and intraocular inflammation (e.g. uveitis).

Dr Dustin Pomerleau

Ophthalmology

Dr Dustin Pomerleau is a highly experienced cataract surgeon, fellowship-trained retinal specialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon. He has expertise in both uncomplicated and complex cataract surgeries. Dr Pomerleau’s other interests include ocular inflammation (uveitis) and ocular oncology. He completed his ophthalmology specialist training at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In addition to his private practice, Dr Pomerleau holds a public appointment at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Dr Andrew Shaw

Ophthalmology

Dr Andrew Shaw is a highly skilled general ophthalmologist, vitreoretinal surgeon and cataract surgeon. He completed specialist ophthalmology training in the United Kingdom and further fellowship training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. Dr Shaw teaches trainee eye doctors in addition to his clinical practice.

Dr Aaron Yeung

Ophthalmology

Dr Yeung is an ophthalmologist with special interests in retinal conditions (e.g. age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions), ocular oncology and uveitis. In addition, he sees patients with glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology disorders. He also performs cataract surgery, retinal laser treatment and intravitreal injections, as well as practising general ophthalmology.

Fully equipped, purpose-built facility

Patients can expect to receive the highest standard of care at Footscray Day Surgery.

Not only do the surgeons who operate at our purpose-built facility have the latest technology at their fingertips, but our highly experienced and attentive staff are committed to ensuring your stay with us is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

  • Quiet and comfortable waiting areas (magazines, TV, tea & coffee station, free WiFi)
  • Fully equipped operating theatre
  • On-site sterile services department

Footscray Day Surgery is a part of Vision Hospital Group, an established operator of numerous day surgeries in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Vision Hospital Group’s longstanding experience in running specialist healthcare facilities, together with its recognised quality management systems, helps to ensure optimal outcomes for all patients.

Learn about our values

Fully accredited

Footscray Day Surgery Centre is licensed with VIC Health.

We are also accredited to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Quality statement

In alignment with our core values, Footscray Day Surgery is dedicated to delivering exceptional care underpinned by integrity, accountability and team work, with the aim to provide high-quality, patient-centred services. We prioritise consumer engagement and feedback to optimise patient outcomes and ensure outstanding customer service for those under our care.

To uphold these standards, we have implemented robust quality management systems aligning with the requirements of the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care’s National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Accreditation to these standards involves:

  • Compliance with professional standards, relevant Australian legislations, regulations and law
  • A focus on and commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Partnering with consumers by treating them with dignity and respect, sharing information, and encouraging active participation
  • Establishment of robust governance and reporting structures
  • Implementation of clinical evidence-based practices focused on maximising outcomes, safety and comfort for consumers
  • Ongoing education and development of staff in providing high-quality patient care.

Footscray Day Surgery remains steadfast in its commitment to a patient-centred approach, striving to enhance the healthcare experience and outcomes for consumers. This commitment is realised through strong leadership, effective corporate governance and prudent risk management practices, all conducted in a controlled and appropriate manner.

Quality management

The Australian NSQHS Standards were developed to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health care.

Footscray Day Surgery supports partnering with consumers to help them make informed decisions about their treatment and care options. Through the use of Clinical Care Standards, we help people get the right care in the right place at the right time. The Clinical Care Standards are produced by The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, which also oversees the NSQHS Standards. You can use the information contained in the Clinical Care Standards to guide discussions with our healthcare professionals about treatment options suitable for your condition.

Learn more about the Clinical Care Standards

In safe hands

In safe hands logo (rest assured you're in safe hands)Our aim is to deliver world-class care to patients by focusing on the quality and safety of our services. We promise to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your medical care by focusing on three key areas through our In Safe Hands initiative: infection control, emotional safety and wellbeing, and a commitment to quality.

Learn more about our In Safe Hands program

Patient safety

As a registered healthcare service, antimicrobial control is a critical part of our successful operation. Antimicrobial stewardship, together with infection prevention/control and hand hygiene, is a key strategy at Footscray Day Surgery Centre to encourage safe and appropriate use of antimicrobials, reduce patient harm and decrease the incidence of resistance.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has identified improved healthcare worker hand hygiene as the highest priority area to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Footscray Day Surgery Centre staff adhere to a rigorous, facility-wide hand hygiene program that is compliant with Hand Hygiene Australia. We also exceed the national average as given by the National Hand Hygiene Initiative.

If you would like to learn more about our quality and safety systems, please read our annual Quality of Care report.

At Footscray Day Surgery Centre, you can rest assured that you are in the very best of hands.

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