Dr Lean Cheah (General Surgeon)

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Dr Lean Peng Cheah
MBBS 1997
General Surgeon
Languages Spoken
Medical Specialties
General Surgery

Mr LP Cheah is a highly experienced General Surgeon consulting at the Goonawarra Medical Centre and performing minor surgical procedures under sedation such as excision of skin cancers, lipomas, cysts, ingrown toenail, haemorrhoidectomy, carpel tunnel release and others at Goonawarra Day Hospital. In his early career as a consultant, Mr Cheah was one of the busiest surgeon working in public hospitals in Victoria by case numbers. He performed numerous short stay surgery (hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, minor plastic surgery, hand surgery, vasectomy, etc.) and endoscopy (gastroscopy & colonoscopy).


Mr Cheah graduated from University of Melbourne: Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (First Class Honours) in 1997. He then further his training in England at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, obtaining qualifications with the Royal College of Surgeons of England: Diploma of Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) of England. In 2005, he was awarded Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This distinction is only awarded to specialist surgeons who have successfully completed several years of rigorous surgical training, with at least 5 years of specialist postgraduate training. He is also accredited in Upper GI Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy) by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) and is a Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He was a top medical student and has won several prizes for his clinical presentations throughout his career.



  • Consultant General Surgeon at the Public Hospital in Echuca and several Private Hospitals such as John Fawkner Private Hospital, Mitcham Private Hospital, Western Private Hospital and Brunswick Private Hospital
  • Lecturer/Honorary Fellow in Surgery - University of Melbourne
  • Fellow - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons(RACS)
  • Member - Royal College of Surgeons(England)
  • Member - Academy of Surgical Educators
  • Foundation Member - Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand(BreastSurgANZ)

Clinical Work and other involvement: Mr Cheah performs elective surgeries, minor plastic surgeries, and emergency surgeries at these public and private hospitals. He will be starting his minor surgical procedures at Goonawarra Day Hospital from the 9 February 2017 and on a regular monthly basis thereafter.

He is also involved in the Medical Clinical Governance Committee and sits on the Clinical Review Panel at the Ballarat Base Hospital. He lectures at the University of Melbourne and is involved with the Mentoring Program, Intern Education, Registrar & Resident Teaching Overseas-trained Doctors/

He has continued to present, write and publish research papers in journals and conference proceedings.

Hospital Affiliations
John Fawkner Private Hospital
Mitcham Private Hospital
Monash Medical Centre - Clayton
St Vincent's Private Fitzroy
The Northern Hospital - Epping
Western Private Hospital
Brunswick Private Hospital
Goonawarra Day Hospital
Affiliated Clinics
Latrobe University Medical Centre
Western Gastroenterology
Melbourne Surgery
Goonawarra Medical Centre
John Fawkner Consulting Suites
Western Skin Instsitute
Affiliated Organisations
Society of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
Breast Surgery

Practice Locations


Mitcham Private Hospital
19-21 Doncaster East Rd
Mitcham VIC 3132 
03 5485 5866
03 5485 5885
Western Private Hospital
1 Marion Street
Footscray VIC 3011 
03 5485 5866
03 5485 5885
Western Gastroenterology Services
30 Eleanor Street
Footscray VIC 3011 
03 9318 3399
03 9317 3182
Brunswick Private Hospital
82-88 Moreland Rd
Melbourne VIC 3056 
03 5485 5866
03 5485 5885
John Fawkner Consulting Suites
John Fawkner Private Hospital
267 Moreland Road
Coburg VIC 3058 
03 9385 2285
03 9386 9763
Western Skin Instsitute
378 Main Road West
St Albans VIC 3021 
03 9367 6648
03 9367 7756