Mr Jacob Vanyai is a highly qualified Upper GI and General Surgeon. He specialises in minimally invasive gastro-oesophageal surgery, in particular gastric cancer and hiatal hernia repair. He values enhanced recovery protocols to improve post operative care. Beyond upper GI surgery, he is a GESA accredited endoscopist and experienced general surgeon.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

198 Pascoe Vale Road
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Consulting Location

Suite 213 12 Ormond Boulevard
Bundoora VIC 3088

Special interests

  • Gastric and oesophageal cancer (open and laparoscopic)
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia and antireflux surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Abdominal hernia repair (open and laparoscopic)
  • Endoscopy

Education and training

  • Critical care (CCrISP) instructor, RACS


  • MBBS, University of Melbourne, 2005
  • FRACS, 2012

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • GSA
  • AMA
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.