Dr Christopher Lekich
Meet Dr Lekich
M.B., B.S. (Qld), JD (Bond University), Barrister-at Law, FACP
Dr Lekich is the medical director of Metrocentre. He is a Queensland medical graduate with a 15-year microsurgical background working in the field of ophthalmology and retinal microsurgery, hence his love of microscopes. He changed his pursuits for eye surgery to the treatment of varicose veins using endovenous laser and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (hence his love of ultrasound) training and becoming a fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology. This came about due to the serious blood clot his wife developed in varicose veins during pregnancy. It was his wife’s necessity to get off the oral contraceptive pill due to her venous disorder that led him to a decision for a vasectomy and after much personal research to Professor Owen’s team to perform this as an Open Ended Vasectomy.
Dr Christopher Lekich
Professor Owen referred Dr. Lekich to Dr. Bruce Errey (the pioneer of the Open Ended Vasectomy and 30,041vasectomy fame) to be trained to perform this specialised type of vasectomy so that his female patients with severe varicose veins could get off the pill and ensure that their partners were looked after with an excellent vasectomy . On retiring Dr Errey asked Dr Lekich to succeed him, and as a result Dr Lekich was suddenly very busy performing vasectomies.
Professor Owen then suggested that Dr Lekich try out for a position as his successor. After attending master class sessions with Professor Owen at the Microsearch Foundation, and it was determined that he had the attributes to perform the most exacting microsurgery, Professor Owen undertook a personal full time three (3) training of Dr Lekich at the microscope. This involved over 200 hundred sites performing the Owen 3 Layer Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal pioneered and perfected over 40 years. This also involved the management of Post Vasectomy Pain Syndrome and the most exacting microsurgical procedure known to man, the Bypass Epididymovasostomy (EV) as per Professor Owen’s account only mastered by few in the world. He retired his vasectomy reversal practice of 6000 cases to Dr Lekich when he felt that it was like looking at his own fingers down the microscope.
Dr Lekich has had a close working and mentorship relationship since 2007. Professor Owen is a consultant for Metrocentre. Both Earl and Chris are close friends
Apart from succeeding Professor Owen and Dr. Bruce Errey, Dr. Lekich was approached by Dr. Walters to succeed his Victorian Open Ended practice of 30 years and over 15,000 vasectomies.
Letters of Succession have been written by all three luminaries (Professor Earl Owen, Dr Bruce Errey and Dr Barry Walters) outlining their assessment of Dr Lekich’s contribution to the field of Vasectomy Reversals and the Open Ended Vasectomy Reversal. It is not possible to post these letters as the Medical Board of Australia does not allow “Testimonials”, even if they are from pioneers in the industry outlining the training and special attributes of an individual, as we learnt from an anonymous letter sent to the Board prompting us to remove the letters from our websites.
Apart from the study of medicine, whilst working full time, Dr Lekich has furthered his university education completing a postgraduate law degree (Juris Doctor) from Bond University in 2004 inspired by the medical indemnity crisis that forced many medical practitioners from practice. He then completed the Bar Practice Course at the Queensland University of Technology in 2005 and was admitted as a Barrister in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2005. He subsequently completed his Masters of Business Administration at Bond University. He has been an Assistant Professor at Bond University Medical School. He then completed his fellowship training with the peak body for the treatment of venous disorders, the Australasian College of Phlebology where he has contributed to promoting postgraduate training and standards by being a Board Member, Chair of the Australasian Medical Council Specialist Recognition and Accreditation Committee, a member of the Ethical Standards and Conduct Committee and a member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee. He obtained certification and diploma training in ultrasound.
Dr Lekich performs all the Owen 3 Layer Micro-Surgical Vasectomy Reversals at Metrocentre.
Dr Lekich is a devoted husband and father of three young children, two girls and a boy. He enjoys jogging while his children ride their bikes. He is a keen surfer, golfer, water and snow skier. Professor Owen put limits on his pursuits of dangerous sports as he does not want all the investment in training to be lost with a hand injury. He loves music and will have music playing at every operating list. Playing the drums is about the only risky activity his hands are involved in these days.
His professional affiliations are:
- Member of the Medical Law Society of Queensland
- Member of the AMA
- Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology
- Member of the Australian New Zealand Society of Phlebology
- Assistant Professor of the Bond University Law School
- Accreditation with several day surgeries
- Accreditation with Quality in Practice for Ultrasound