Mr Adrian Aitken MBBS PhD FRACS


Dr Adrian Aitken is a senior experienced specialist general surgeon who is the owner and proprietor of Fitzpatrick House 134 Guthridge Parade Sale and also Bairnsdale and East Gippsland Medical Centre located at 8 Pearson St Bairnsdale. Dr Aitken is embedded in Gippsland and is a well known and sought after surgeon. He has worked at all public hospitals in Gippsland acted as chairman of hospital medical staff groups and was a formative executive member of the Regional Medical Specialists Association. He has a deep interest in regional medical services and the welfare of the Gippsland community. He is broadly skilled and performs a wide range of operations including keyhole laparoscopic operations as well as being certified and re-credentialed in both gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Apart from operations under general anaesthetic Dr Aitken also provides many advanced procedures under local anaesthetic for carpal tunnel decompression, selected Dupuytren’s hand surgery, minor cosmetic procedures and selected complicated operations for melanomas and skin cancers.

He has developed a comprehensive general surgical practice and takes pride in delivering ‘excellence in surgical care’ with ‘trusted expertise’ from the initial consultation to aftercare and conclusion of the care pathway.

He has provided surgical education to medical students, training surgical registrars in the teaching hospital system as well as continuing education to a wide variety of professionals including allied health staff including pharmacists.

Dr Aitken works in concert with Melbourne teaching hospitals and also Peter MacCallum, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre and is able to rapidly recruit expertise and tertiary care when needed for advanced clinical conditions.

A to Z List of Operations and Procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction for ventral hernias
  • Amputations of digits and limbs for acute and chronic disease
  • Anal conditions such as fissures and fistula care
  • Bowel and rectal cancer surgery including hemi-colectomy, low and ultra-low anterior resection of the rectum. Abdomino-perineal resection for ano-rectal cancer and ‘enbloc’ pelvic resection for advanced malignancy.
  • Breast surgery for breast lumps and breast cancer including mastectomy
  • Carpal tunnel decompression (under local anaesthetic)
  • Circumcision
  • Colostomy and stoma care including revisional surgery
  • Diabetic ulcer care of the foot and lower limbs
  • Diverticular disease surgical care including bowel resection
  • Eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty or eyelid lift, wedge excisions for skin cancers and ectropion care
  • Fracture care
  • Gallstone surgery, both laparoscopic and open
  • Ganglions of fingers. feet and hands
  • Gastric surgery for benign and malignant conditions
  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy including polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resections for early cancers
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hand surgery for trigger fingers, tendon and tendon sheath problems
  • Dupuytren contracture hand surgery (selected cases under local anaesthetic)
  • Hernia repair of the umbilicus, groin, abdominal wall and pelvis
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Lymph node excisions
  • Melanoma and skin cancer surgery including sentinel node biopsy and lymph node basin clearance
  • Minor orthopaedic procedures
  • Parathyroidectomy for hyperplasia and tumours of the parathyroids
  • Peripheral nerve transpositions
  • Pilonidal sinus excision procedures
  • Plastic surgical procedures including head and neck surgery
  • Salivary gland surgery including excision of parotid and salivary gland tumours
  • Sentinel node procedures for melanoma and breast carcinomas
  • Skin cancer excisions
  • Skin grafting and local flap reconstruction
  • Testicular and scrotal procedures including hydrocele and testicular tumour surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Ulcer care of the lower limb
  • Varicose veins
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound care