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Dr Jiun (Betty) Lai


Dr Jiun (Betty) Lai

General Surgery, Endocrine Surgery

Ms Lai is a competent general, endocrine and laparoscopic consultant surgeon with an interest in gallbladder surgery, open and laparoscopic hernia surgery, thyroid, parathyroid and parotid surgery. She performs gastroscopy and colonoscopy with a GESA accreditation.

She completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 2002, and her surgical fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. She then furthered her specialty training in general and endocrine surgery. She was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in 2013 at The Northern Hospital, Epping and Werribee Mercy Hospital, Werribee.

She is a well-trained general surgeon with wide breath of experience in treating and managing surgical conditions. She has performed hundreds of general surgical and endocrine cases such as gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery, thyroid, parathyroid and parotid surgery.

She is committed in providing excellent patients care by providing prompt review of patient, excellent communication ensuring patients are well informed. She has been appointed as the Head of Acute Surgery Unit at The Northern Hospital, Epping since 2015.

This has allowed her to work closely and teach junior doctors and registrars. She also participates in teaching program of local General Practitioners.
She is amongst a few female surgeons in Melbourne.

She is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Malay.


  • Gastroscopy and colonoscopy (management of gastric ulcer, reflux, colonic polyp, positive FOBT, iron deficiency anaemia)

  • Laparoscopic surgery (cholecystectomy, hernia and adrenal surgery), management of gallstone / Gallbladder polyps, hernia surgery

  • Perianal diseases (haemorrhoid, fistula, fissure surgery)

  • Minor surgery (skin lesion excision, vasectomy, ingrown toenail, pilonidal surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, circumcision, varicose vein)

  • Endocrine surgery:

    • Management of thyroid nodules, thyroid cancers and neck dissection

    • Management of hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid adenoma, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery,

    • Salivary gland, management of submandibular stones and parotid surgery, management of parotid tumour,

    • Thyroglossal cyst and branchial cyst surgery.

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La Trobe Private Hospital


Cnr Kingsbury Drive & Plenty Road, Bundoora 3083

Northpark Private Hospital


Cnr Plenty & Greenhills Roads, Bundoora 3083