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Visiting Specialists

Dr. Georg Leitl
Dr. Bala Saravanasubramanian

Dr Mark Jalland

Dr. Patrick Cooney
Dr. Kathryn Ducharlet

Dr. Neelika Dayananda
Mr. Simon Holland

Mr Justin Hunt

Dr. Janelle Brennan



Dr. Andrew Gibson

Dr. Georg Leitl

Dr. Georg Leitl is a consulting heart specialist at Mercy Private Hospital in East Melbourne. Dr. Leitl is a widely recognized Australian cardiologist, who provides services for patients Victoria wide. We are fortunate enough to have Dr. Leitl visit the Swan Hill Medical Group once every two months.

A current referral is necessary for appointments with Dr. Leitl. Bookings can be made by phoning his rooms in East Melbourne, on the following numbers.

Phone: (03) 9417 3076
Fax: (03) 9419 4447

New Patient: $220 (rebatable).
Review Patient: $110 (rebatable).

Mr Simon Holland
Dr. Bala Saravanasubramanian

Dr. Bala is a cardiologist (heart specialist) currently consulting with Bendigo Health and St. John of God. Dr. Bala recognized  Swan Hill's need for a visiting cardiologist and visits our rooms every two months. 

A current referral is necessary for appointments with Dr. Bala. Bookings can be made through St. John of God, Bendigo through the following numbers.

Phone: (03) 5444 4648
Fax: (03) 5444 5658

New Patient (Private) $219.10 - Rebate $128.30
Review Patient (Private) $ 121.20 - Rebate $64.20
New Patient (On Pension) $177.90 - Rebate $128.30
Review Patient (On Pension) $95 - Rebate $64.20

orthopaedic surgeon


Mr Simon Holland is an experienced Melbourne Orthopaedic Surgeon with private consulting suites located in East Melbourne, Northcote, Sunbury and Ringwood East. 

Mr Holland's specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery pertaining to Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee and Sports Injury Management. His particular interests include;

• Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
• Shoulder Replacement Surgery
• Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
• Elbow Replacement Surgery
• Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
• Upper limb trauma surgery 

Phone: (03) 9486 9554
Fax:  (03) 9486 9597

Mr Justin Hunt
orthopaedic surgeon

Mr Justin Hunt is an Australian trained orthopaedic and spinal surgeon with his main surgical practice in Melbourne.

Surgical Interests include:

  • Hip - Joint replacement including, minimally invasive hip replacement surgery using the anterior approach, hip arthroscopy

  • Knee - Arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, partial and total knee replacement including patient specific instrumentation

  • Shoulder - Arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair and shoulder reconstruction, shoulder replacement

  • Spine - Lumbar and Cervical disc decompression and fusion, lumbar laminectomy and micro-discectomy

Dr Mark Jalland

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Mark Jalland is a foundation partner of the Bendigo Satellite Clinic of Monash IVF which has successfully maintained clinical standards and outcomes for couples seeking fertility advice and treatment outside metropolitan Melbourne.

He continues to provide and encourage the development of advanced laparoscopic techniques in the treatment of endometriosis, infertility and other gynaecological conditions.

Following his training at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, and in the UK, Dr Jalland has appointments in all Bendigo Hospitals and Kerang. He is a clinician at Monash IVF Richmond and has teaching commitments as lecturer for Monash University and as Training supervisor for the RANZCOG.

His professional commitment, with his Monash IVF colleagues, is the continued improvement of infertility advice and treatment for the women and their partners in Central and Northern Victoria and Southern NSW.

For more information on Dr Mark Jalland, please visit his website

Dr Kathryn Ducharlet

Kathryn is a nephrologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne with research and clinical interests in symptom management and supportive care.  In addition to her medical degree she also has a bachelor of commerce (economics) and science (psychology).


Kathryn visits Swan Hill monthly and to book an appointment please contact Swan Hill Medical Group reception staff and send a referral letter to her specialists Rooms in Melbourne:  Suite 1, Level 3, 55 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065. Fax 03 9417 5735.  

Please note a valid referral is required every 12 months

Dr. Neelika Dayananda
orthopaedic surgeon

Dr. Neelika Dayananda is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Central Victoria. Dr. Dayananda specialises in general orthopaedics, joint replacement surgery, knee arthroscopy and foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Dayananda unfortunately does not perform spinal surgery or surgery for primary bone tumours. TAC & WorkCover patients are accepted. 

A current referral is necessary for appointments with Dr. Dayananda, and can be obtained from your regular GP. Bookings can be made by phoning his rooms in Bendigo on the following numbers.

Phone: (03) 5447 7671.
Fax: (03) 5447 4730.

New Patient (Private) Item: 104 $160 .
New Patient (Healthcare Card): Item 104D $150.
Review Patient (Private): Item 105 $80.
Review Patient (Healthcare Card): Item 105D $70.
Injections: $45.

Dr Janelle Brennan

Janelle is an experienced urological surgeon based in Bendigo.

Janelle moved to Bendigo in June 2010 and currently works at Bendigo Health and St. John of God, Bendigo as well as operating monthly at St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne where she provides teaching in sacral neuromodulation.

• FPMRS (Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery)
• Incontinence and prolapse
• Uro-oncology including laparoscopic surgery
• Stones 
• BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Please send referrals to:
Phone: (03) 5441 3130
Fax: (03) 5441 8642


Dr Patrick Cooney

Dr. Patrick Cooney is a consultant physician based in Bendigo who visits our practice twice monthly. Dr. Cooney has established a wide patient following across regional Victoria due to his quality and delivery of care. Dr. Cooney has a special interest in renal medicine and nephrology. 

A current referral is necessary for appointments with Dr. Cooney, and can be obtained from your regular GP. Bookings can be made by phoning his rooms, and speaking to Chris, in Bendigo, on the following numbers.

Phone: (03) 5441 1768
Fax: (03) 5441 3448. 

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