Mr Elan Kaplan


Elan Kaplan completed his Surgical training at the Alfred Hospital. He completed his Surgical Fellowship in 2011 on an Oesophagogastric and Upper Gastrointestinal Unit at the Peninsula Health. Elan Kaplan has published a presented a number of papers in world renowned journals and at international meetings.

Elan worked as a full time surgeon at Peninsula Health for the 2 years, during this time he treated over 2,000 patients and performed over 900 elective and emergency operations across a broad range of general surgery.

Elan Kaplan continues to attend major conferences in Australia and abroad & has continued close relationships with his colleagues. He constantly stays up to date with the developing treatments available and trends in Hernia Surgery, recently attending the 1st World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery.

Other interests

  • Hernia Surgery - laparoscopic and open
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction and component seperation
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy – Keyhole gallbladder removal
  • Gastrointestinal tract surgery including resections for malignancy
  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
  • Haemorrhoid banding – This can be performed in our surgery
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Endoscopy – Gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Vasectomy
  • Ingrowing toe nails- These can be performed in our surgery
  • Skin lesions, foreign bodies, and lipomas – These can be performed in our surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery for gynaecomastia
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Emergency Surgery procedures

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) at University of Melbourne, 2003
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy at University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) 2011
  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Registered with AHPRA

Professional memberships

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Upper Gastrointestinal-Hepatopancreatobiliary
  • Colorectal
  • Obesity
  • Surgical Oncology
Professional Associations
  • AMA
Professional Qualifications
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Melbourne
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
41 Como Pde, Mentone, VIC, 3194, AustraliaE: