Our Team

Bendigo Surgical Services is a small surgical practice located in Bendigo focused on providing exceptional patient services for all of our clients. We are dedicated to ensuring all contacts with our practice are as smooth and easy for our patients as possible. We offer an online patient portal to allow our patients secure access to their medical information at all times as well as minimising paperwork on the day of appointment, all while reducing paper waste.

Charlene Leighton

Practice Manager

Charlene grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and spent her early adulthood moving around the state before settling in Bendigo in 2014. She started working at Bendigo Surgical Services mid 2017 and enjoys the challengers and achievements that come with running and growing a small surgical practice.

Charlene has a Bachelor of Accounting and Business Law and is looking forward to further training to grow and develop her knowledge and abilities surrounding Practice Management.

Family is a big priority for Charlene and she enjoys spending her free time camping and being outdoors with her fiance, 2 children and 4 dogs.

Michaela Macnee


Michaela joined our team at the start of 2021. She has lived in Bendigo her entire life and has seen a lot of changes over the years.

Michaela joins us with a diverse background in Medical Reception/Administration roles and finance sector.  She has two grown children and four beautiful grandchildren and is an avid animal lover.