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A/Prof George Matalanis

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

A/Prof George Matalanis is an experienced Melbourne based Cardiothoracic Surgeon who performs coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart valve repairs and replacements, and other cardiac and thoracic surgical operations.

For information on consulting locations and making an appointment, please contact our office at Heart of Melbourne.


A/Prof George Matalanis is renowned for his pioneering work in aortic arch surgery without circulatory arrest. He has been the Director of the Cardiac Surgery Unit at Austin Health which is one of Victoria's largest health care providers and he is internationally respected for this work.


A/Prof George Matalanis specialises in coronary bypass graft surgery, cardiac valve surgery, aortic surgery, advanced aortic and mitral valve repair, minimally invasive mitral valve, tricuspid valve and ASD surgery and all aspects of acute and chronic thoracic aortic disease including both open and stent graft repairs.

A/Prof George Matalanis developed a thoracic aortic stent grafting program, and was heavily involved in implementing a total arterial revascularisation program.



Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, 2006

FRACS, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1993


FRACS, Vascular Surgery, University of Melbourne, 1991


Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, 1990

FRACS, General Surgery / MBBS 1980, University of Melbourne, 1987

A/Prof George Matalanis is affiliated with the following hospitals:


  • Knox Private Hospital, Wantirna

  • Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg

  • Austin Health


  • Aortic Root and Aortic Arch Surgery

  • Endovascular Aortic, Pulmonary and Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement

  • Thoraco-abdominal surgery

  • Endovascular Stent Graft Repairs

  • CABG Surgery


A/Prof George Matalanis does not routinely bulk bill, however he discounts for pensioners and healthcare cardholders. You do not need to have private health insurance for an appointment. 

You can only obtain the Medicare refund if you have been referred by another medical practitioner so please bring along your referral with you on the day.

Private Hospital Care

A/Prof George Matalanis participates in the 'No-GAP' cover with most of the private health insurance companies. This means that any ‘out of pocket’ doctor’s fees for your medical care in a private hospital will be kept to a minimum. Our office will provide further details at the time of your admission.

Referrals & Fees
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