Dr Ruwei Xu 


Ruwei completed his general surgical training at Monash Health through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016. To consolidate his surgical experience, he was working as the General Surgical Fellow at Ballarat Base Hospital since the beginning of 2017.  He has been appointed to be a general surgeon in Latrobe reginal hospital in 2018.

Ruwei has broad general surgical experiences in gastrointestinal, breast, thyroid and abdominal wall hernia procedures. He acquired advanced laparoscopic skills in especially major abdominal wall hernias, gallbladder and colon cancers. He also performs minor surgical procedures for treatment of skin cancers, vasectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome and varicose veins.

Ruwei’s also has significant basic and clinical research experience. His interest in research led his completion of a Master’s degree from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Monash Medical Centre, Monash University respectively.  His current research interest is in the surgical management of abdominal wall hernias.

In fact, he is the only general surgeon in Victoria who has received formal surgical training in both China and Australia. He is fluent in Chinese speaking and writing.

•        All abdominal wall hernias (open and laparoscopic approaches)

•        Biliary surgery: cholecystectomy, common bile duct extraction of stones and stenting,

•        Gastrointestinal tract surgery: appendicectomy, small and large bowel resection for cancer and benign conditions

•     Thyroid surgery: hemi- and total thyroidectomies

•        Breast: benign and malignant conditions

•        Vascular:

  1. Varicose veins
  2. Major (AKA, BKA) and minor toe amputations for trauma or diabetics
  3. Chemotherapy port insertion

•        Endoscopy: gastroscopy and colonoscopy

•        Emergency general and trauma surgery (laparotomy, bowel resections, repair of perforated viscus, Hartmann’s, splenectomy etc)

•       Minor procedures:

  1. Limbs: Carpal tunnel release, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, ingrown toe nail;
  2. Urology: vasectomy, circumcision
  3. Skin and superficial tumours: skin cancers (with skin graft), foreign bodies, and lipomas
  4. Biopsies: lymph node, temporal artery and skin biopsy
  5. Anal and perianal conditions:  abscess, haemorrhoid and fissure