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Breast and general surgery 

Incorporating the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery

Referrals welcomed for patients with:
  • breast disease
  • hernia
  • in-grown toe nails  


St Vincents General Surgery Clinic is unable to offer treatment for the following:

  • breast enhancement or reduction
  • stomach stapling
  • varicose veins
  • hand problems
  • vasectomy


Please Note: Referrals for BREAST DISEASE, benign and malignant conditions.  It would be of assistance if the results of the physical examination as well as imaging is included with the referral.  This will assist with triage and facilitate the efficient management of patients.  

We are happy to see patients at high risk for breast cancer as defined in the National Breast + Ovarian Cancer Guidelines which are available through the website link below.  Specific referral guidelines are included.  Low risk patients should be managed appropriately without referral.

Patients will not be accepted for imaging in the absence of a specific symptom.

Well women checks without a specific question will not be accepted.

If you have any concerns about referrals please contact the Breast Care Nurse on 9288 2211.

Visit the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre site to access more resources for GPs.


Senior staff

A/Prof Michael Henderson


Tel: (03) 9288 2545

Mr Patrick Hayes

General and Breast Surgeon/Head of Clinic

Tel: (03) 9288 2545

Mr Stephen Farrell

Endocrine Surgeon

Tel: (03) 8415 1655

Ms Jane Harding

Endocrine and General Surgeon

Tel: (03) 9288 2549

Dr Christina Foley

Breast and Endocrine

Dr Jennifer Cawson

Breast Imaging Consultant

Tel: (03) 9288 2100

Dr David Blakey

Radiation Oncologist

Tel: (03) 9656 1111

Dr Raymond D Snyder

Medical Oncologist

Tel: (03) 9288 3155

Dr Tony Dowling

Medical Oncologist

Tel: (03) 9288 3155

Ms Mary Anne Banting

Breast Care Nurse

Tel: (03) 9288 2211 pager 294


Clinic times

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211