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Mr Michael Bickford


Mr Michael Bickford

General Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Mr. Bickford is an experienced surgeon, focusing on Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at Knox Private Hospital.

Mr Bickford was the first surgeon to bring Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP) to Knox Private Hospital, over 20 years ago and was also the first to perform a Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive surgery to remove the gallbladder at Knox Private Hospital.

Mr Bickford's main rooms are conveniently located on-site, where he has multiple consulting sessions and operating lists weekly.

Mr. Bickford graduated in medicine from Monash University and gained his Australian Fellowship in surgery in 1986 after extensive surgical training undertaken at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital in association with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

After two years of post-graduate study in the United Kingdom, focusing on upper gastro-intestinal surgery, he returned to Melbourne where he joined the staff of Southern Health Care Network and a private surgical group practice.
Mr. Bickford continues to run a vibrant patient-centred surgical practice serving the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

In addition to his general surgical service, Mr. Bickford has a regular upper gastro-intestinal list focusing on Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP).

Mr. Bickford is currently a Senior Skills Instructor with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.


  • Integrated management of complex gallstones
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and ERCP
  • Cancer Management
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Hernia repair including endoscopic hernia repair
  •  Acute surgical care
  •  Jaundice management
  •  Minor procedures in the rooms
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262 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna 3152