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Mr Adam Cichowitz

MBBS (Hons), BMedSc, PGDipSurgAnat, FRACS

After graduating with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne, Mr Adam Cichowitz completed seven years of surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He then went on to undertake an additional twelve months of specialist training in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole), upper gastrointestinal and obesity surgery at The Alfred.

Mr Adam Cichowitz is actively involved in teaching and research. He is up to date with all the latest procedures and techniques. He has treated many thousands of patients and has the necessary training and experience to achieve excellent results. He firmly believes in comprehensive and compassionate care and a long-term collaborative relationship with patients.

Mr Adam Cichowitz offers a full range of general surgical procedures with a particular focus on breast surgery and keyhole surgery including laparoscopic anti-reflux, obesity, colorectal and hernia surgery. He consults and operates in Wangaratta, Albury-Wodonga, Benalla and Yarrawonga.

  • The University of Melbourne – Clinical Lecturer
  • Northeast Health Wangaratta – Specialist Visiting Medical Officer
  • Wangaratta Private Hospital – Specialist Visiting Medical Officer
  • Albury-Wodonga Private Hospital – Specialist Visiting Medical Officer
  • Benalla Health – Specialist Visiting Medical Officer
  • Mansfield District Hospital – Specialist Visiting Medical Officer
  • Yarrawonga District Health Service – Specialist Visiting Medical Officer
  • BreastScreen NSW – Consultant Surgeon
  • General Surgeons Australia (GSA)
  • Australia & New Zealand Gastric & Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA)
  • Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand (OSSANZ)
  • Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
  • Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons (AES)
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

Publications:

  • Bates, D., Taylor, G. I., Minichiello, J., Farlie, P., Cichowitz, A., Watson, N.,Klagsbrun, M., Mamluk, R., Newgreen, D. F. Neurovascular Congruence Results From a Shared Patterning Mechanism that Utilizes Semaphorin3A and Neuropilin-1. Dev. Biol. 255: 77-98, 2003.
  • Taylor, G. I., Cichowitz, A., Ang, A. S., Seneviratne, S., Ashton, M. W. Comparative Anatomy of the Gracilis and Coracobrachialis Muscles: Implications for Facial Reanimation. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 112: 20-30, 2003.
  • Cichowitz, A., Stanley, P. A., Morrison, W. A. Erysipelas-like Inflammation Following Breast Surgery. J. Plast. Reconstr. Aesthet. Surg. 60: 490-494, 2007.
  • Cichowitz, A., Pan, W. R., Ashton, M. The Heel – Anatomy, Blood Supply & the Pathophysiology of Pressure Ulcers. Ann. Plast. Surg. 62: 423-429, 2009.
  • Cichowitz, A., Thomson, B. N. J., Choong, P. F. GIST Metastasis to Adductor Longus Muscle. ANZ J. Surg. 81: 490-491, 2011.
    Jones, J., Cichowitz, A., Crosthwaite, G. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration as a Diagnostic Tool for Gastric Glomus Tumours. ANZ J. Surg. 82: 94, 2012.
  • Warfe, S. R., Dobson, H., Hong, M. K., Ranasinghe, W. K., Thomas, P. R.,Cichowitz, A. G. “http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23956753” Torsion of Wandering Gallbladder following Colonoscopy. Case Rep. Med. 2013: 808751, 2013.
  • Cichowitz, A., Burton, P., Brown, W., Smith, A., Shaw, K., Slamowicz, R., Nottle, P. D. “http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23980803” Ex Vivo Dissection Increases Lymph Node Yield in Oesophagogastric Cancer. ANZ J. Surg. 2013.

Poster Presentations:
2011

  • Nutritional intervention for oesophageal cancer patients undergoing radical chemoradiotherapy – does early nutritional intervention improve clinical outcomes?
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ASC in Adelaide

2005

  • Erysipelas-like Inflammation Following Breast Surgery
    Research Week at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

2002

  • How to Make the Running Man Smile Again
    Research Week at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

 

Prizes:
2012

  • D. S. Rosengarten Surgical Research Prize
    D. S. Rosengarten Research Symposium at The Alfred Hospital

Oral Presentations:

2014

  • Obese Patient With Oesophageal Cancer
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ASC in Singapore
  • Research Papers (General Surgery) Session Chair
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ASC in Singapore

2013

  • Improving Lymph Node Counts after Oesophagogastric Cancer Resections
    IsDEAS Meeting in Melbourne
  • Treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus – Role of Long-Term Acid Suppression
    IsDEAS Meeting in Melbourne

2012

  • Improving Lymph Node Counts after Oesophagogastric Cancer Resections at The Alfred
    D. S. Rosengarten Research Symposium at The Alfred Hospital

2011

  • Nutritional Intervention in Oesophageal Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemoradiotherapy
    Research Week at The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Nutritional Intervention in Oesophageal Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemoradiotherapy
    IsDEAS Meeting in Hobart

2010

  • The Heel – Anatomy, Blood Supply & the Pathophysiology of Pressure Ulcers
    JCB Penfold Research Dinner at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

2005

  • Erysipelas-like Inflammation Following Breast Surgery
    JCB Penfold Research Dinner at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

2002

  • Comparative Anatomy of the Gracilis and Coracobrachialis Muscles: Implications for Facial Reanimation
    Research Week at The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Coracobrachialis Muscle: The Ideal Muscle for Facial Reanimation?
    Research Week at The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Membership: Australia & New Zealand Gastric & Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA)

Program: ANZGOSA Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

ANZGOSA FELLOW (2012)

Hospital: The Alfred Hospital

Unit: Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery

GENERAL SURGICAL REGISTRAR – SET 5 (2011)

Hospital: Wangaratta Base Hospital
Unit: General & Urological Surgery
Hospital: The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Unit: Upper Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Surgery

 

GENERAL SURGICAL REGISTRAR – SET 4 (2010)

Hospital: The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Unit: Colorectal Surgery
Hospital: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Unit: Upper Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Surgery

GENERAL SURGICAL REGISTRAR – SET 3 (2009)

Hospital: Albury Base Hospital
Unit: General, Plastic & Paediatric Surgery
Hospital: Ballarat Base Hospital
Unit: Upper Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Surgery

 

GENERAL SURGICAL REGISTRAR – SET 2 (2008)

Hospital: Launceston General Hospital
Unit: Breast, Endocrine & Vascular Surgery
Hospital: The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Unit: Trauma Surgery

BASIC SURGICAL TRAINEE (2007)

Hospital: The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Unit:

  • Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care Unit

Hospital: The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Unit:

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Anatomy School
  • POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SURGICAL ANATOMY
  • CARE OF THE CRITICALLY ILL SURGICAL PATIENT (CCrISP) COURSE
  • AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND SURGICAL SKILLS EDUCATION & TRAINING (ASSET) COURSE
  • EARLY MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE TRAUMA (EMST) COURSE
  • CRITICAL LITERATURE EVALUATION & RESEARCH (CLEAR) COURSE
  • RACS PART I BASIC SCIENCES EXAMINATION
  • RACS PART I CLINICAL EXAMINATION
  • SURGERY FOR SNORING & SLEEP APNOEA WORKSHOP
  • UNITED STATES MEDICAL LICENSING EXAMINATION (USMLE) STEP 1
  • UNITED STATES MEDICAL LICENSING EXAMINATION (USMLE) STEP 2 CK
  • EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE BURNS (EMSB) COURSE
  • DEFINITIVE SURGICAL TRAUMA CARE (DSTC) COURSE
  • AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND ENDOCRINE SURGEONS 3rd POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN ENDOCRINE SURGERY
  • COSA BREAST CANCER COURSE
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY (FLS) COURSE
  • RACS PART II WRITTEN EXAMINATION
  • RACS PART II CLINICAL EXAMINATION
  • UNITED STATES MEDICAL LICENSING EXAMINATION (USMLE) STEP 2 CS

University: The University of Melbourne
Clinical School: St. Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne)

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE & BACHELOR OF SURGERY (HONOURS – FIRST CLASS)
Duration: 6 years (1999 – 2004)
Result: Honours (First Class)
Course Rank: 4th (out of 252 graduates)

 

ELECTIVE
Dec 2003 – Feb 2004

  • Bernard O’Brien Institute of Microsurgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne)

 

BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Duration: 3½ years (1999 – 2002)
Institution: Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology The University of Melbourne
Thesis: Comparative Anatomy of the Gracilis and Coracobrachialis Muscles: Implications for Facial Reanimation
Result: Honours (First Class)

 

HOBBIES
Mountain-biking, Cycling, Piano, Tennis ,Skiing

AWARDS
2004

  • Dean’s Honours List (top 5% of medical students)
  • Victorian Metropolitan Alliance Prize (top of general practice)
  • Edgar & Mabel Coles Prize (top of obstetrics & gynaecology)

2002/3

  • Dean’s Honours List

2001

  • Dean’s Honours List

2000

  • Dean’s Honours List

1999 – 2001

  • Margaret Whyte Honour Board (top 5 medical students)

Scholarships:

  • Melbourne National Medicine Scholarship 1999 – 2004

Bree Sturzaker

Medical Secretary

Alison Ward

Practice Nurse

Perri McCarthy

Practice Manager

Felicity Brettig

Bariatric Physician

Daniel Thomson

Dietitian