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Hospitals we use

Hospitals selected by Coco Ruby Surgeons in Melbourne Australia. All our major plastic surgery procedures are performed at accredited Hospitals in Melbourne.

Our Surgeons usually operate at the following Melbourne Hospitals:

St Vincents Private Kew

Dr Craig Rubinstein

How to get there:

There is limited parking on the hospital grounds at Kew. Restricted parking is available in the nearby streets.

Masada St Kilda (Ramsay Health)

Dr Stephen Kleid and Dr Broughton Snell

How to get there:

Free onsite patient/visitor parking is available. Street parking is available subject to Council time limits – please refer to the Masada Private Hospital Street Parking Map for guidance.

Glenferrie Private (Ramsay Health)

Dr Craig Rubinstein and Dr Gary Kode

How to get there:

FParking is available in the public car park opposite the hospital. Metered all day and 4-hour parking is available.

There is also a designated 3 minute ‘drop off/pick up’ and disabled car space at the entrance of the hospital.

The Avenue Windsor (Ramsay Health)

Dr Craig Rubinstein and Dr Gary Kode

How to get there:

On-site parking for patients and visitors is available and can be accessed via the main driveway. All parking requires pay and display ticket. Please purchase a ticket on arrival from the ticket machine and display this on the front dash of your car.

There are two spaces for 10-minute patient pick-up and drop-off located up the ramp to the left-hand side.


St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne Kew What to Expect

Part of the St Vincent’s Hospitals Group

  • Address: 5 Studley Avenue, Kew VIC 3101
  • Phone: (03) 9851 8888

About the Hospital St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne Kew


  • St Vincent’s private Kew has 56 Beds
  • Some of which are private rooms, while others are shared rooms both of which have en-suite bathrooms


  • High dependency unit
  • Day procedure rooms
  • Four general operating rooms in a theatre suit


  • MIA Imaging
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy (inpatient ward)
  • There is also a Bank a few meters from the hospital


  • Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Faciomaxillary surgery (in other words surgery to treat disorders of the jaw, face and mouth)


As well as pastoral care they also have Interpreter and social work facilities available

  • Latest technology
  • Staff offering 24/7 support
  • Confidentiality
  • Free hospital WiFi
  • Although free parking is limited it is available

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne Kew Meal Services

If you need to stay overnight or for a few days, following your surgery you can order food at any time from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. There is a range of morning, lunch, and diner dishes that you can choose from, there is also food suitable for Keto, Kosher, gluten-free, and other specific meal programs. Furthermore, there is a wide variety of sandwiches and other snacks you can choose from between meals.

St Vincent’s provides detailed menus in all the patient rooms, and during yours stay bedside service is available on the same schedule (7 am-7 pm). Even if you forget to order the meals, the staff will remind you and write down any meals that you might have missed. Furthermore, a parent or a family member that is visiting can order the same food as you.


It is essential to inform the staff and room service assistants of any allergies or special dietary requirements that you might have, so they can adjust your meal accordingly. It also goes for patients preparing for surgery and avoiding high glycemic index, carbohydrates, or fats. However, you won’t have to invest too much effort into debunking your diet, as the nutritional experts will do that for you.


Given that the hospital provides its patients with a complete meal plan, visiting family members and friends aren’t allowed to bring in anything apart from fresh fruits and commercially packed snacks.

Nearby Accommodation




Masada Private Hospital St Kilda Facilities and Services

Coco Ruby Surgeons operating at Masada Private Hospital

Dr Stephen Kleid

Masada is Part of the Ramsay Health Care

26 Balaclava Rd, St Kilda East VIC 3183, Australia
03 9038 1300

About the Hospital Masada Private Hospital St Kilda


  • Has 105 beds
  • 30 Single en-suite rooms; shared rooms with free WiFi, TV, and AC


  • As well as Day surgery unit with a separate lounge area
  • They also have, four Surgical operating theatres


  • Glenferrie radiology


  • As well as an experienced team of professionals
  • This facility also offers Free on-site parking spots
  • And, COVID 19 screening tools
  • They also have a well equipped pharmacy.
  • In addition to all of this, they have an all-inclusive fitness centre
  • as well as, Dietitian service
  • Infection control service
  • And, Imaging rooms


  • Plastic and reconstructive
  • Gender Affirmation Surgery
  • General surgery
  • Oral and reconstructive surgery

Masada Private Hospital St Kilda Meal Services

The catering department of the Masada Private Hospital St Kilda is a highlight. As a recovering patient, you will get a range of menus to choose from on daily basis (each morning).

Most importantly, both the cooks and the rest of the staff understand that you may have specific requirements (whether due to religious beliefs or designated diet) for which reason the department strives to offer diversified, healthy, and fresh produce to its patients. However, keep in mind that it is available solely for those that are staying at the hospital and that for now, Masada doesn’t offer food to visitors.


As mentioned above, in case you need any assistance when it comes to getting your meal, or there are special requests that you have to make sure to let the staff know. The team of nurses is available to help you at any point during day, after all, that is what the call button is for.


Unlike some other private hospitals, the Masada St Kilda doesn’t allow family members and friends to bring in prepared meals. This is mostly due to the fact that they want to risk that the patient gets food poisoning or ingests ingredients/food that they are allergic to. On the other hand, as long as you announce it, you can bring in fresh fruit, soft drinks, and commercial produce such as potato chips, etc.

Nearby Accommodation for relatives or further recovery



  • Address: 1A St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182
  • Phone: 1300 275 162
  • Email:
  • Website


  • Address: 637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141
  • Phone: (03) 9040 1222
  • Website:
  • Open 7 days a week, furthermore, Masada patients are eligible for a special discount

Glenferrie Private Hospital Hawthorn Facilities and Services

Coco Ruby Surgeons operating at Glenferrie Private

Part of Ramsay Health Care

  • Address – 29 Hilda Crescent, HAWTHORN VIC 3122
  • Phone Number – (03) 9009 3800



  • Glenferrie private hospital not only have 18 Day surgery beds but also 19 overnight care beds
  • Furthermore, they have 15 Private rooms with en-suite facilities


  • Operating rooms
  • Radiology room
  • As well as a Laboratory


  • Glenferrie Radiology


  • As well as having a devoted team of dedicated nurses
  • Doctors also have years of experience
  • Patient transfers
  • Not only do they have Designated parking spots but there is also lots of nearby parking
  • Pharmacy with OTC and recipe medicine
  • Tea and coffee making facilities


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Maxillofacial and oral
  • Hand and wrist
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Glenferrie Private Hospital Meal Services

The Glenferrie Private Hospital does provide its patients with three main meals and two snacks (teas) during the day. Furthermore, meals are prepared by an chef, there is a list of dishes that you can choose from including vegetarian, and dietary options, the staff including nurses and anesthesiologists are there to help you with making the adequate choice. Most importantly, the Glenferrie Private Hospital strives that all dishes are made using fresh and locally grown/bought produce.


  • Breakfast at 8:00 am
  • Morning tea at 10:30 am
  • Lunch at 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon tea at 2:30 pm
  • Lunch at 5:00 pm

Understanding the importance of healthy meals, the staff will provide the patience with a couple of meal choices on daily basis. However, if you have any questions regarding the consumption of certain foods or you want to make special requests and stay by your dietary requirements, the staff at the Glenferrie Private Hospital are happy to help and accommodate you as best they can. While nutritious meals are necessary for a successful recovery, it is recommended that your first few post-surgery meals are lighter.


It is essential to communicate if you have certain dietary restrictions or you can’t eat specific food because of your religious beliefs. Providing the staff and the chef with your feedback is important for further improvements as well as letting them know if you need any kind of assistance regarding your eating schedule.


If you are a friend or a family member of the patient and you want to supplement their diet you should inform the staff so they can respond accordingly. They will provide you with a list of the food that is allowed and that isn’t recommended for someone who is having their stay at the hospital. In addition, you should know that alcohol consumption can be allowed only on special requests and in limited doses. Furthermore, the food that you bring to the hospital will be thoroughly checked to ensure that there aren’t any poisoning risks (due to expiry date, or bad packaging) and to ensure that the patient isn’t allergic to the food that you are bringing them.


The chef is available to prepare a few meals for the visitors on request. Another great thing about the Glenferrie Private Hospital is that the staff strives to provide dishes that are fresh, tasty, and most importantly low cost.

Glenferrie Private Hospital Nearby Accommodation





The Avenue Hospital Windsor Facilities and Services

Coco Ruby Surgeons operating at The Avenue

The Avenue is part of Ramsay Health Care

  • Address – 40 The Avenue, WINDSOR VIC 3181
  • Phone Number – (03) 9529 7377

About the Hospital The Avenue Hospital Windsor


  • 152 Beds; 12 beds at the Oncology centre
  • Single and shared en suite rooms;


  • Eleven operating theatres
  • A large day surgery centre
  • A dermatology centre
  • An advanced imaging room
  • A Pharmacy
  • And, Endoscopy room


  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy


  • Coffee shop
  • Pre-admission clinic


  • Plastic and reconstructive
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Oral maxillofacial

The Avenue Hospital Windsor Meal Services

The Avenue Hospital Windsor hires experienced chefs and catering staff that are available to address any needs. It is great to know that you can choose and order meals from your room which is much like the Point of Service terminal that is present in the Epworth hospitals. The concept of a La Carte dining is to help you feel like you are at home while taking your dietary requirements into consideration as well as potential food allergy risks.


  • Breakfast 7:45 – 8:30 am
  • Morning tea 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Afternoon tea 2:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Supper 7:30 – 8:00 pm


It is highly recommended, especially to the overnight patients that you inform the catering staff of any special requests. This includes providing them with a list of foods that you are allergic to as well as information on whether you avoid certain ingredients because of religious beliefs or a designated diet.


The meal plan is quite inclusive, in other words, visitors don’t have to worry about bringing cooked dishes to their friend/family member. On the other hand, the hospital doesn’t restrict that the visitors come with fruits, or commercial snacks (as well as soft drinks) as long as those are presented at the reception.


Unlike in most health institutions, you can order the same meal that the patients get. Not only is the food healthy it is also tasty and comes at a great price. If you are just interested in stopping for a coffee and a quick snack then the on-site Cafe is sure to serve your needs.

The Avenue Hospital Windsor Nearby Accommodation


  • Address: 379 St Kilda Road, MELBOURNE VIC 3004
  • Phone: (03) 9677 9900
  • Email:
  • Website:


What to look for in a Hospital For Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery

When you are looking at getting surgery there are several things to look for when it comes to the hospital and what they provide.

  • Firstly, is it an Accredited Hospital with a reputation for Service, Safety and Security?
  • Secondly, look for a Boutique sized Hospital. In other words, not too big not too small.
  • Thirdly, are the caring staff and nurses friendly?
  • Are the Facilities and rooms nice, and can you have a single room?
  • Is the Food and Refreshments available healthy and nutritious. This is important for optimal recovery.
  • And, lastly what are the in-room Entertainment options and WiFi
Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001124843 Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001190266 Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon MED0001052799 Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon MED0001405964 Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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