Mr Manny Cao

General & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Practice Principal

Manny is an Australian-Vietnamese, having fled post-war Vietnam with his parents as boat refugees in 1984. He grew up in the Western suburbs of Melbourne and attended Melbourne High School, after which he graduated from medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2005. He completed surgical training through Western Health from 2007-2012 and obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery in 2013. He also completed a Master of Business Administration in 2015 and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Since 2013, Manny has been a local resident of Bendigo and provides specialist surgical management for a wide range of minor and major General Surgical conditions with visiting privileges to Bendigo Health, Castlemaine Health, St John of God Bendigo Hospital and Bendigo Day Surgery. He has special interests in endoscopy (maintaining regular GESA recertification) and laparoscopic hernia repairs and abdominal procedures.

In his spare time, Manny enjoys playing the piano (and donates his time fortnightly to providing music for patients and staff in the foyer of the Bendigo Health Cancer Centre), reading, kung fu training and fine dining. 

He currently is the Board Chair of the OTIS Foundation for Breast Cancer Retreats and is undertaking further studies as a post-graduate law student (Juris Doctor degree) as the recipient of a Deakin University Academic Excellence Scholarship.

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