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Mr Alvin Cham


Mr Alvin Cham

Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Endocrine Surgery

Mr Alvin Cham is a breast, endocrine and laparoscopic surgeon who is known for his compassion and empathic approach to patients, while delivering outstanding patient care.

Alvin has expertise in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and all benign breast conditions which includes oncoplastic surgery, sentinel node biopsy, familial breast cancer and risk reduction surgery.  He works in a multi-disciplinary breast cancer care setting with an experienced group of radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and plastic surgeons.

Alvin also cares for patients who require endocrine surgery such as thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy and laparoscopic adrenalectomy.  He offers up-to-date techniques consisting of intraoperative nerve monitoring during thyroidectomy and focus parathyroidectomy surgery.

He also has a particular clinical interest in hernia repair and is highly skilled and well respected in the repair of complex hernias.  Multiple different techniques are available which are tailored to the patient’s needs.  These include laparoscopic and open approaches with or without component separation using the most appropriate mesh.

Mr Chan studied medicine at the University of Melbourne and graduated in 1997 with a MBBS. He then went on to train at Melbourne’s Alfred and Western Hospitals and completed his advanced training in general surgery (FRACS) in 2007.  From here, Mr Cham undertook a Fellowship year in 2008, in which he focussed on breast cancer and endocrine surgery at Waikato General Hospital in New Zealand.  As part of this advanced training, he worked alongside one of the pioneers of endoscopic retroperitoneal adrenal surgery.

In addition to English, Alvin speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.


  • Breast surgery 
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Hernia repair
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John Fawkner Private Hospital


275 Moreland Road, Coburg 3058