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Dr Chris Lekich

Conservative, Medical & Surgical Management of Venous Disease and Lipoedema
MBBS, FACP, JD Barrister at Law (Qld), MBA, GAICD
Medical Director Lipoedema Surgical Solution
Medical Director Vein Doctors Group
CEO Miami Private Hospital

Dr Lekich has been trained by and succeeded the practices of four luminary surgeons.  Not only did they nurture Dr Lekich with the great privilege of their training, but they also entrusted their practices and their patients into his care upon their retirement.

These luminary surgeons include:

  • World pioneering microsurgeon Professor Earl Owen (AO, Legion d’Honneur) (NSW) famed with the world’s first hand transplant, double hand transplants and microsurgical vasectomy reversals;
  • Prominent vascular surgeon Dr William Campbell Snr (Qld) acclaimed for advancing modern techniques in the management of venous disease;
  • Dr Bruce Errey (Qld) pioneer of the reversible vasectomy, famed with completing over 30,000 procedures during his career; and
  • Barry Walters (Vic) providing over 30 years of service performing a highly specialised reversible vasectomies.

Dr Lekich has worked in operating theatres for over 20 years initially pursuing a career in eye microsurgery.  Inspired by his then-wife who developed a blood clot in her leg during pregnancy, he then completed formal venous and lymphatic disease training.

In his venous practice, Dr. Lekich has conservatively managed Lipoedema for over 10 years. He shifted to the surgical management of the disease once he established the purpose-built, licensed, Miami Private Hospital and training in Germany with Dr Heck.

Dr Lekich has collaborated with the world’s leading Lipoedema Surgeon, Dr Heck of Germany’s LipoClinic.  Dr Lekich has made several visits to Germany for personalised training with Dr Heck who has become his mentor and good friend.  Dr Heck has also personally spent a number of days visiting Miami Private Hospital in 2017 hosted by Dr. Lekich.  This technique of Lipoedema-Extraction surgery has been perfected over 14 years, now making it available in Australia.

Apart from Dr Lekich’s extensive training in microsurgery, minimally invasive management of venous disease and Lipoedema surgery, he has a formal law degree, has been admitted to the Bar and has completed a Masters of Business Administration.

Dr Lekich is passionate about education and has established a conference and skills training centre. Further his facility is accredited by the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) as a training centre.  He is a fellow and active board member and past Vice President of the ACP.

He adores his three children and influencing them to be the best adults they can be. Dr Lekich commutes long distances on his bicycle in training for endurance cycling events testing his physical limits, whilst raising money for charity.

Dr Nicholas Teo

Conservative, Medical & Surgical Management of Venous Disease and Lipoedema
Certified Sclerotherapist (ACP)

Born in Singapore, Dr Nicholas Teo moved to Queensland to study medicine at the University of Queensland and fell in love with sunny Queensland where he has lived, trained and worked for the past 10 years. Dr Teo graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland in 2015.

Dr Teo has worked at the Gold Coast University Hospital, the Toowoomba Base Hospital and at the St Andrews Hospital in Toowoomba. He gained solid experience with acute medicine and cardiac emergency units, aiding the development of the Rapid Access Heart Centre at St. Andrews Hospital, and also spent time as a GP.

His time treating emergency cardiac issues led to an interest in studying an ultrasound course and becoming a member of the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine.

In his experience, Dr Teo saw firsthand how severe the impact of painful, swollen legs could be. He witnessed the transformative potential modern Phlebology treatments could have in combining ultrasound skills with the cutting-edge treatment of chronic venous disease and leg ulcer, which led his to study with the Australasian College of Phlebology.

Dr Teo has expertise in vein treatments and has completed his formal Lipoedema training with Dr Lekich under the Lipoedema Surgical Solution protocol.

Outside of medicine, Dr Teo has lived and studied in Singapore, in the USA and in Canada. He enjoys swimming, snowboarding, and spending time on the beach with his family.

Dr Kim Jackman

Conservative & Medical Management of Lipoedema
Conservative, Medical & Surgical Management of Venous Disease
Certified Sclerotherapist (ACP)

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Dr Jackman travelled across Australia, gathering experience in Cairns, Darwin, and Broome.

Dr Jackman spent several years with the Royal Flying Doctors, helping people in far off communities, and has been a GP for over 15 years. Through her GP experience, she gained insight into the importance of movement and mobility for a person’s wellbeing, which led to pursuing her interest in treating venous disease with additional training from the Australasian College of Phlebology.

Dr Jackman has been working with the doctor team at Lipoedema Surgical Solution since early 2022 and based on her Phlebology training understands the impact of venous disease and swollen leg conditions.  Dr Jackman assists Lipoedema patients with conservative and medical (non-surgical) management for Lipoedema.

Outside of the medical world, Dr Jackman continues to push herself physically and mentally. She refined her sense of aesthetics and appreciation of beauty through studying Fashion and Textile Design in Perth, and also enjoys a passion in kitesurfing. The latter of which led her competing in the Women’s Open Ocean Kite Foiling race in Mauritius against an elite field of international competitors.

Dr Jackman’s personal focus on physical and mental health has motivated her to practice the same philosophy toward her patients. In particular, she respects the importance movement and mobility has on every aspect on one’s wellbeing, and how an effective treatment of vein issues can significantly enhance her efforts in those pursuits.