New surgeon starts at CGH

CGH's new general surgeon, Dr Amanda Young. Photo: Contributed

CENTRAL Gippsland Health (CGH) has welcomed its newest general surgeon, Dr Amanda Young.

Dr Young brings more than 20 years of experience and a range of skills to the role.

Dr Young trained at Royal Prince Albert Hospital and has a fellowship with Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Her surgical expertise includes trauma, laparoscopic surgery, thyroid, breast and emergency vascular procedures including hernia, gallbladder, varicose veins and skin lesions, colorectal surgery, general and emergency paediatric surgeries.

CGH Chief Executive, Mark Dykgraaf, said CGH was proud to have such an experienced surgeon join the surgical team.

“Our skilled team of local surgeons are supported by a multidisciplinary team to provide the best service possible for our community,” Mr Dykgraaf explained.

“Dr Young is a wonderful asset to our team that includes Clinical Head of Unit, Mr Radha Nair, General Surgeons, Mr Paul Strauss and Mr Masimba Nyandowe.”

CGH is the major provider of extensive surgical services in Wellington Shire.

Patients can ask their GP for a referral to one of the CGH surgeons.

For more information about the CGH surgical team, visit