About Dr Avanthi Mandaleson

"Teamwork makes the dream work!"
- Brooke Adams

Avanthi Mandaleson

(BMedSci, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA)

I was born and raised in the UK to Sri Lankan parents and moved to Australia in 2002 to complete my medical degree at Monash University in Melbourne. This perspective has shaped my view of the world. I have always had a deep interest in learning how I can help and understand the needs of those who are suffering.

Over the years I have worked with the elderly in nursing homes, worked in medical aid camps in Africa and public health programs in rural India. I have played international level junior badminton and National League club level hockey. All of these opportunities and experiences have allowed me to see the world through different lenses.

I hope that this perspective allows me to practise medicine and contribute to society in a way that is culturally sensitive and inclusive. I have chosen the path of Orthopaedic Surgery and specialising in the field of hand and reconstructive surgery as it allows me the ability to treat a spectrum of age groups and conditions from limb saving surgery to elite athletes aiming to maintain high performance function, each of which are equally important.

I completed my medical undergraduate training at Monash University in 2004 and subsequently trained through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian Orthopaedic Association in Orthopaedic Surgery, graduating in 2014. Further training in trauma, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery in Melbourne, UK and India has allowed me to gain the subspecialty skills to manage a range of paediatric, adult, degenerative, sports and trauma reconstruction.

I feel strongly about contributing to the future of our profession and the way we continue to serve and deliver healthcare to the community.  For this reason I serve on various local and national committees. 

My aim is to to provide you with evidence based information in a way that allows you to make the most informed choices about your health. I hope to work with you to help you reach your own personal goals, whether it be improving your pain or getting you back to work or the hobby you love.

Practice Staff

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Juzill

Juzill is a friendly and passionate advocate for my patients and drives the core operations of my practice. She brings with her a wealth of experience from a busy public system at The Alfred Hospital.

Always willing to help, she is an excellent resource to help you navigate the world of private health insurance and the health system. Always approachable and informative, feel free to ask her to help coordinate (if she doesn’t offer first) your allied health and medical imaging appointments and where to get a bulk billed MRI.

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Dhanushya

Dhanushya is our team organiser and with her attention to detail and core organisational skills, helps get you the right team at the right time for your condition.

She has a good understanding of the private health care system and will help you get the most out of your health fund. 

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Brooke

Nurse

Brooke is my key patient liaison coordinator. She comes from an anaesthetic and social work background and brings with her skills that cannot be taught.

She is measured and resourceful and is a key team member in being able to coordinate your pre and post-operative care. I encourage you to discuss with her or myself, any concerns you have before or after surgery to allow us to best tailor the service to your needs. She may well contact you before an appointment to help gather information to make the most of your consultation. As a consistent point of contact, she and the rest of the team can provide medical certificates and Work Cover or TAC related paperwork so that you can confidently access financial support through what is often a stressful time.

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Tara

Nurse

Tara provides patient support and nursing care to the practice.

She is an experienced team member who will be able to assist you with any  questions or concerns along your treatment journey with us. Highly knowledgeable in all areas of general surgical and anaesthetic peri-operative care, she is able to support you through your patient journey.

Surgical Team

Anaesthetist

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Dr Jenni Fu

Anaesthetist

Fees – 

Billing – You will receive a separate bill from Northern Anaesthetic Group. For any billing queries, please contact

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Dr Lisa Lin

Anaesthetist

Fees – 

Billing – You will receive a separate bill from Associated Anaesthetic Group. For any billing queries, please contact 03 9900 0010.

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Dr Ian Nguyen

Anaesthetist

Dr Ian Nguyen is a specialist anaesthetist in private practice as a member of Central Anaesthetic Group (CAG) and performs work at several Melbourne private hospitals. He also holds public appointments as a Visiting Specialist at The Austin Hospital and The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital. As part of his public work, he conducts regular teaching and assessment sessions for anaesthetic trainees and attends quality assurance activities at these institutions.

Dr Nguyen has particular interests in anaesthesia for obstetrics and gynaecology, fertility surgery, ENT/maxillofacial/dental surgery for children, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, colorectal surgery and cardiac electrophysiological procedures.

Dr Nguyen is a member of the Airway Management, Obstetric, Regional Anaesthesia and Welfare of Anaesthetists special interest groups of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

Dr Nguyen is able to provide his patients with high quality and safe anaesthesia by maintaining his excellence in clinical skill, bedside manner and medical knowledge through continuing medical education, quality assurance activities, teaching and active participation in clinical research.

Fees – 

Billing – You will receive a separate bill from Central Anaesthetic Group. For any billing queries, please contact 03 9416 3963.

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Dr David Olive

Anaesthetist

Dr Olive is a highly skilled, experienced and respected anaesthetist.  Safety is at the forefront of my mind during your operation. However, I firmly believe that a good anaesthetist can provide so much more than just safe passage through the peri-operative period. What is routine for me can be daunting or frightening for the patient. I am confident that with good communication, I can allay such anxieties and make your experience a more positive one. Some patients are just generally anxious but can’t put their finger on why. Others have a specific concern – e.g. scared of needles through to scared of dying, and everything in between. I’ve heard every one of them, so if you have a particular worry, please raise it with me. We will meet at the pre-anaesthesia consultation. Otherwise I am happy to speak to you prior to the day of surgery if you contact my office.

I am married with two daughters and a son. I speak French, legacy of a childhood in Montreal, Canada. I enjoy golf, and supporting the mighty Hawks.

Fees – Out-of-pocket (gap) fees range from $250-500

Billing – You will receive a separate bill from Associated Anaesthetic Group. For any billing queries, please contact 03 9900 0010.

Assistants

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Dr Tim Goh

Surgical assistant

Dr. Tim Goh is a qualified medical practitioner, and professional assistant surgeon. 

Fees – Out-of-Pocket (gap) fees range from $100-200

Billing – You will receive a separate bill from Dr Goh. For any billing queries please contact Dr Goh directly by emailing him on drtimgoh@me.com.

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Dr Jonathan Stone

Surgical assistant

Dr Stone is a medical practitioner with surgical assistant skills in vascular, orthopaedic and plastic surgery. 

Fees – Dr Stone charges a small out of pocket cost between $50-100. The out of pocket expense is not redeemable through your private health fund or Medicare.

Billing – You will receive a bill from Access Billing. For any billing queries please contact: 03 95880955

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Dr Rebecca Foxton

Surgical assistant

Dr Foxton is a professional assistant surgeon. She has been a practicing assistant in orthopaedic and plastic surgery since 2000.

Billing – You will receive a separate bill from her appointed group, Surgical Billing Service.

For any billing queries please contact: 1300 000 727 

Fees – ‘Out-of-pocket’ (gap) fees are aligned to 20% (or less) of your surgeon’s OOP fee ranging from $80-250

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Dr Myles Davaris

Surgical assistant

Dr Davaris is an orthopaedic surgical assistant actively pursuing his keen interest of digital health and technology within Orthopaedics by undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) through The University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital. He is dedicated to providing excellent care and outcomes for my patients.

Fees – Myles does not charge out-of-pocket (gap) fees for insured patients.

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Dr Avanthi Mandaleson

Specialist Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon​
(BMedSci, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA)

For all appointments please call (03) 9456 9077