An accomplished and internationally recognised specialist surgeon

Mr Koppert obtained his Medical Degree in 1988 from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.  He subsequently received extensive surgical training in Europe, Canada, and the USA.  After settling in Australia in 2000, Mr Koppert served as a Director of Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, and Supervisor of Surgical Training.  Presently Mr Koppert practices as a full-time private surgeon at leading Melbourne facilities.

With a surgical and endoscopy career spanning more than 25 years, and having worked in various international healthcare systems, Mr Koppert offers a wealth of knowledge and experience and a practice with a unique philosophy to make his patient’s journeys as expedient and as low-cost as possible.  Mr Koppert is committed to providing an exceptional level of safety and quality care to all of his patients.

All operations, gastroscopies and colonoscopies are provided at accredited private hospitals (Epworth Hawthorn, Epworth Eastern and Kew Endoscopy).  Each of these facilities offer state-of-the art theatres and equipment.  Mr Koppert is supported by a highly experienced administration team, theatre and endoscopy staff, and specialist anaesthetists.

Feel Better, Live Longer, Be Your Best

The reception of Erik's consulting rooms at the Epworth Hawthorn hospital.
AVAILABILITY

Mr Koppert offers consultations Monday through Friday.  Appointments for consultations are readily available by contacting his friendly and knowledgeable office staff on (03) 9498 3315.  Your time and your concerns are important to us and we always endeavour to provide punctual and courteous service.

Mr Koppert frequently has access to extra theatre and endoscopy sessions as needed, thus offering patients short waiting times for both their consultation and procedure(s).

ACCESSIBILITY

Mr Koppert is a ‘No Gap/No Out-of-Pocket’ private General Surgeon and Endoscopist (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy).

Free, on-street parking is readily available on Burwood Road, or surrounding side streets.  Paid parking is available in the Epworth Hawthorn parking lot behind the hospital.  The hospital is conveniently located next to the Hawthorn train station.

Mr. Erik Koppert's various degrees and fellowship certifications on display at his consulting rooms at Epworth Hawthorn.
ABILITY

Mr Koppert holds the Australian surgical qualification, known as the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, or FRACS.  In addition, Mr Koppert holds Fellowships from the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), making Mr Koppert an internationally recognised and broadly skilled specialist surgeon.

Mr Koppert has previously served as a Director of Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, and Supervisor of Surgical Training, and continues to enjoy teaching in the field of surgery.

Procedures

GASTROSCOPY

A procedure to examine the oesophagus, stomach and first part of the small bowel(duodenum).

This is a day-procedure performed under IV sedation.

COLONOSCOPY

A procedure used to examine the large bowel (colon and rectum) and remove polyps (potential pre-cursors to bowel cancer).

This is a day-procedure performed under IV sedation.

CHOLECYSTECTOMY

A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gall bladder, usually performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) and typically when gallstones cause attacks or inflammation.

This procedure requires an over-night stay and is performed under a general anaesthetic.

APPENDICECTOMY

An appendicectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix, usually performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) and typically when the appendix is inflamed.

This procedure requires an over-night stay and is performed under a general anaesthetic.

HERNIA REPAIR

A surgical procedure to repair a hole in the abdominal wall muscle(s).

This is typically a day-procedure performed under either IV sedation and local anaesthetic, or under a general anaesthetic.

DIASTASIS RECTI REPAIR

A surgical procedure to repair a weakness in the midline abdominal wall fascia.

This is typically a day-procedure, but may be offered with an overnight stay and requires a general anaesthetic.

CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE

A surgical procedure through a small incision in the palm of the hand to divide a ligament (tight band) that compresses the ‘median nerve’, which results in symptoms of pain, burning, numbness and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and the thumb side of the ring finger, especially at nighttime.

This is a day-procedure, usually performed under IV sedation and local anaesthetic.

GANGLION EXCISION

The surgical removal of a ganglion cyst, which is a fluid-filled lump associated with a joint (typically the wrist).

This is a day-procedure, usually performed under IV sedation and local anaesthetic.

SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE LESION EXCISION

Skin lesions and lumps under the skin can be removed when symptomatic, or to exclude/remove a cancer.

This is a day-procedure, usually performed under IV sedation and local anaesthetic.

INGROWN TOENAIL

The surgical removal of part, or all of a toenail (usually the big toe) of which the corner or side of a toenail has grown into the soft flesh.  The result is pain, redness, swelling and sometimes an infection.

This is a day-procedure, usually performed under IV sedation and local anaesthetic.

ABSCESS DRAINAGE

The surgical emptying of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue, usually by making a small incision only.

This is a day-procedure, performed in the consulting rooms or in the operating theatre under a local anaesthetic +/- IV sedation, or a general anaesthetic.

HAEMORRHOID TREATMENT

The treatment of swollen veins at the level of the anus, either by conservative management, or by surgery (usually by painless banding, or occasionally by incision and drainage).

This is a day-procedure and is performed under a brief general anaesthetic.

ANAL SKINTAG EXISION

The surgical removal of excess skin at the outside of the anus.

This is a day-procedure and is performed under a brief general anaesthetic.

ANAL FISSURE

The presence of a painful anal canal tear, often associated with hard bowel motions, or diarrhoea.  Usually managed by conservative, or occasionally surgical means.

If surgery is required, this is performed as a day-procedure under a brief general anaesthetic.

RECTAL MUCOSAL PROLAPSE TREATMENT

A condition in which part of the rectum drops out of the anus.  Where possible a simple banding treatment, similar to haemorrhoid banding, can lift the rectum back into normal position and remove the excess tissue.

This is a day-procedure and performed under a brief general anaesthetic.

PILONIDAL SINUS EXCISION

The surgical removal of a channel formed around an ingrown hair in the natal cleft, which can be associated with the formation of an abscess.

This is a day-procedure performed under either IV sedation and local anaesthetic, or under a general anaesthetic.

HYDROCELE REPAIR

Surgical correction of a fluid collection around the testicle.

This is a day-procedure performed under either IV sedation and local anaesthetic, or under a general anaesthetic.

VASECTOMY

Vasectomy is a surgical procedure for male sterilisation.  The procedure is performed through a single small incision in the scrotum.

This is a day-procedure usually performed under IV sedation and local anaesthetic or under a general anaesthetic.

Appointments

EPWORTH HAWTHORN CONSULTING ROOMS

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
MONDAY thru FRIDAY

SUITE 2, LEVEL 2, 50 BURWOOD ROAD
HAWTHORN, VIC 3122

Phone:  (03) 9498 3315
Fax:      (03) 9818 8275
Email: admin@erikkoppert.com.au

WHAT TO BRING TO
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
  • Medicare Card
  • Private Health Insurance Details
  • GP Referral Letter
  • Relevant Test Results
    (Blood Tests, CT-Scans, X-Rays, etc.)
  • List of Current Medications

Fees

Privately insured patients with adequate private health insurance cover are offered all surgical and endoscopy procedures in a private facility incurring only a modest surgical gap charge.  Patients who have an ‘excess’ with their private health fund policy will need to settle this amount at the time of admission to the private facility. Please note that restrictions, and/or exclusions on a private health-fund insurance policy for the planned surgical or endoscopy procedure(s), may render patients effectively uninsured (see below).

 

Uninsured (‘Public’) patients who would like to have their surgical or endoscopy procedure performed by Mr Koppert in a private hospital facility are provided a detailed out-of-pocket quote (incl. surgeon, anaesthetist, facility, and possible prosthesis).  Once the quote is accepted by the patient, procedures can be scheduled on the next available theatre or endoscopy list.

 

The private hospital facility fee is the most expensive component of any quote. For this reason, patients who need a gastroscopy and/or colonoscopy may choose to have their procedure(s) at the ‘Kew Endoscopy Centre’, where Mr Koppert has negotiated a reduced facility fee for his patients who do not have private health insurance.  This arrangement allows Mr Koppert, who is a strong supporter of regular bowel cancer screening, to offer his uninsured patients expedited specialist care at a more reasonable out-of-pocket cost.

Locations

(Hawthorn, Kew, Kew East and Box Hill)

EPWORTH HAWTHORN

(Consultations and Operations)

Suite 2, Level 2
50 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Phone (03) 9498 3315
Fax     (03) 9818 8275

Epworth Online Admission Forms

EPWORTH EASTERN – BOX HILL

(Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy)

1 Arnold Street
Box Hill, VIC 3128

Phone (03) 9498 3315
Fax     (03) 9818 8275

Epworth Online Admission Forms

KEW ENDOSCOPY

(Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy)

5/828 High Street
Kew East, VIC 3102

Phone (03) 9498 3315
Fax     (03) 9818 8275