Mr Alvin Cham is a specialist Breast, Endocrine and Laparoscopic surgeon who is known for his commitment to minimally invasive surgery and outstanding patient care.
Mr Cham specialises in a wide range of procedures, including breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, laparoscopic intra-abdominal procedures and complex hernia operations.
He treats patients at several locations throughout Melbourne, including; John Fawkner Private Hospital, Epworth Hospital (East Melbourne and Richmond), Western Health (Footscray and Sunshine), and Bacchus Marsh Hospital. Mr Cham is also on the roster for patients requiring emergency general surgery at these hospitals.
After competing his Year 11 and 12 at Trinity Grammar School in Kew, Mr Cham studied Medicine at The University of Melbourne and graduated in 1997 with a MBBS. He then went on to train at Melbourne's Alfred and Western Hospitals and completed his advanced training in General Surgery (FRACS) in 2007.
From here, Mr Cham undertook a Fellowship year in 2008, in which he specialised in breast cancer and thyroid surgery at Waikato General Hospital in New Zealand. As part of this specialist training, Mr Cham worked alongside one of the pioneers of endoscopic retroperitoneal adrenal surgery.
Mr Cham has worked in the North West region of Melbourne since 2009. In 2015, following the growth of his practice, he moved his consulting rooms to the recently renovated Melbourne North West Surgical suites in Moonee Ponds.
In addition to English, Mr Cham also speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese. Patients who prefer to speak in either of these languages are most welcome to do so during their consultations.
Mr Cham is happily married to Marli and they have 4 beautiful children. They live in Essendon and enjoy being a part of the local community.