Mr Vladimir Bolshinsky
MBBS, DipSurgAnat, FRACS
Mr Vladimir Bolshinsky is an experienced, affable and highly skilled colorectal surgeon, who’s aim is to provide his patients with personable and reputable care. He is a co-director of Surgical Health Specialists.
Mr Bolshinsky grew up in Melbourne and completed his medical degree at Monash University in 2006, followed by the Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy at The University of Melbourne in 2009. He undertook General Surgical training in Victoria and was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014.
Vladimir completed four additional years of subspecialty training in Colorectal Surgery. He was employed by the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio (USA), as a Colorectal Fellow in 2017 and subsequently as a Colorectal Staff Surgeon between 2018 and 2019. The Colorectal department of the Cleveland Clinic is one of the world’s largest referral centres for advanced colorectal pathology and the exposure gained during that period provided Vladimir with an opportunity to become a leader in his field.
Vladimir is a strong proponent of lifelong learning and has thus far authored five book chapters, multiple peer reviewed journal articles and is a member of the highly acclaimed Reviewer’s Guild in the international journal ‘Diseases of the Colon & Rectum’.
Vladimir’s special interests include:
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Enteric fistulae
- Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
- Functional bowel disorders
- Radiation proctitis and enteritis
- General surgery
- Minimally Invasive surgery
Vladimir endeavours to provide his patients with quality care through his personable manner, great listening skills and clear communication style. He is happy to answer any clinical queries you may have pre or post referral, please contact him directly.
- Peninsula Health (Frankston Public Hospital) – Colorectal and General Surgery Consultant
- Austin Health (Austin and Heidelberg Repat Hospital) – Colorectal Surgery Consultant
- Peninsula Private Hospital
- Holmesglen Private Hospital
- Frankston Private Hospital
- The Bays Hospital
2018-2019 Clinical Associate, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2017-2018 Colorectal Surgery Fellow, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2016-2017 Epworth/Cleveland Colorectal Fellow, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
2015 Acute General Surgery & Endoscopy Fellow, Peninsula Health, Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Academic & Teaching Appointments
2019 Reviewer: Disease of the Colon & Rectum Journal (selected as part of the inaugural class of the DCR Reviewer’s Guild)
2016 -2017 Instructor, Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) Course, RACS, Australia
2014 -2015 Guest Lecturer, Advanced Clinical Anatomy Course for Health Professionals, RACS/University of Notre Dame, Werribee, Melbourne, Australia
2010 -2015 Guest Lecturer, Senior Demonstrator and Examiner, Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
- Health & Fitness
Bolshinsky V, Lee A, Li M H-G, Ismail H, Burbury K, Heriot A, Riedel B. Prehabilitation Programs in Major Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery, In: Update in Onco-Anaesthesia. Edited by Gupta N et al. Published 2017.
Bolshinsky V, Steele SR. Colonic Diverticular Disease. Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education Disease Management Website. Nov 2018. Accessed June 4, 2019.
Bolshinsky V, Trunzo J. Anorectal Abscess, In Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Edited by Steele et al. Published 2020
Bolshinsky V, Holubar S. Complex Anorectal Fistulas, In Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Edited by Steele et al. Published 2020
Bolshinsky V, Lin M, Serpell J, Leung M, Wolge, R, McLean C, Kelly J.. Frequency of residual melanoma in wide local excision (WLE) specimens after complete excisional biopsy, J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jan;74(1):102-7
Bolshinsky V, H-G Li M, Ismail H, Burbury K, Riedel B, Heriot A. Multimodal Prehabilitation Programs as a Bundle of Care in Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review, Dis Colon Rectum, 2018 Jan;61(1):124-138
Bolshinsky V, Gurland B, Hull T, Zutshi M. Levator ani syndrome: Transperineal Botox injections, Techniques in Coloproctology, 2018 Jun;22(6)465-466
Li NH, Bolshinsky V, Ismail H, Ho KMN, Heriot A, Riedel B. Comparison of Duke Activity Status Index with cardiopulmonary exercise testing in cancer patients, J Aneth, 2018 Aug; 32(4)576-584
Bolshinsky V, Church J. How to Insert a Draining Seton Correctly, Dis Colon Rectum, 2018 Sep;61(9):1121-1123
Bolshinsky V, Shawki S, Steele S. CO2 embolus during transanal TME; thoughts on aetiology, Colorectal Disease 2019 Jan:21 (1): 6-7
Li NH, Bolshinsky V, Ismail H, Burbury K, Amin B, Heriot A, Riedel B. A cross-sectional survey of Australian anesthetists’ and surgeons’ perceptions of preoperative risk stratification and prehabilitation, Can J Anaesth. 2019 Jan 28 [Epub ahead of print]
Bolshinsky V, Xhaja X, Halleran D, Church J. Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudoaneurysm in Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis- Associated Intra-abdominal Desmoids: Case Series; Dis Colon Rectum, 2019 Jun; 62 (6):721-726
Bolshinsky V. Colonic surgery in Patients with FAP (review article); Dis Colon Rectum, 2019; Jul; 62(7):781-785
Bolshinsky V, Church J. Management of Complex anorectal and perianal Crohn’s disease (review article), Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2019; 2019 Jul;32(4):255-260
Bolshinsky V, Valente M, Church J
Management of Fistula in ano: Room for improvement in the Ohio Valley
Ohio Valley Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2018
Bolshinsky V, Gurland B, Hull T, Zutshi M
Levator ani syndrome: Transperineal Botox injections
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2018 (video)
Bolshinsky V, Liska D, Hull T, Zutshi M
Full thickness Ractal prolapse: Delorme procedure remains an option
American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Ohio, Cleveland , May 2019 (video)
Bolshinsky V, Li M, Imail H, Mackay J, Heriot A, Riedel A
Prehabilitation Programs for Colorectal Cancer patients among Australasian Colorectal Surgeons
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Annual Scientific Congress, Adelaide, South Australia, May 2017
Bolshinsky V, Turner R
Verrucous Carcinoma – Not just another wart
General Surgeons Australia, Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Australia, September, 2012
Bolshinsky V, Serpell J, McLean C, Wolfe, R, Kelly J.
Excisional Biopsy of Cutaneous Melanoma – what we leave behind
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Annual Scientific Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2012
Australasian College of Dermatology, Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, May 2012
Australasian Dermatopathology Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, September 2012
Complications of Pelvic Pouch Surgery, Cleveland Surgical Society – “Stump the Stars” Symposium, Valley View, Ohio, USA, Jan 2019
How to do a Mucosal Advancement Flap for Anal fistula, CSSANZ Scientific Spring Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Oct 2020
Bolshinsky V, Jarrar A, Shawki S, Stocchi L, Hull T, Steele S, Enteric Crohn’s disease – are fistulas and strictures all that different? Digestive Disease Week, San Diego, California, May 2019
Bolshinsky V, Valente M, Church J. Management of Fistula in ano: Room for improvement in the Ohio Valley, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2018
Bolshinsky V, Li M, Imail H, Mackay J, Heriot A, Riedel A. Prehabilitation Programs for Colorectal Cancer patients among Australasian Colorectal Surgeons, Tripartite Colorectal Meeting, Seattle, Washington, Jun 2017
Bolshinsky V, Li M, Imail H, Mackay J, Heriot A, Riedel A, Iron transfusion rapidly improves Pre-operative Functional Capacity in patients with Colorectal Cancer, Epworth HealthCare Research Week, July 2016
2018 Colorectal Clinical Fellowship, Colorectal Surgery International Training Program,
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundationp, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2017 ECFMG Certification 2017
2015 Fellow (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Specialist Advisory Committee, General Surgery)
2009 Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.
2006 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Catalyst Grant Recipient, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching, Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2016 Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
2016 Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation Grant, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2011 DS Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia