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Western Surgical Health Team

Prof Jeff Hamdorf
Prof Jeff HamdorfSurgeon

Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon based at Hollywood Private Hospital in Nedlands. Professor Hamdorf established Western Surgical Health, leader in team approach to morbid obesity. MORE

Dr Sue Taylor
Dr Sue TaylorSurgeon

Doctor Sue Taylor is a leading female general surgeon in Perth, who contributes to the Bariatrics Australia Weight Control program as a Bariatric Surgeon. MORE

Mr Jeremy Tan
Mr Jeremy TanSurgeon

Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon. Mr Tan completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia and further specialty and sub-specialty training in Perth and Adelaide. MORE

Dr. Ruth Blackham
Dr. Ruth BlackhamSurgeon

Ruth is a Consultant General Surgeon who has joined our practice as the Bariatric Fellow. She completed eleven years of postgraduate training since finishing her undergraduate degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2004. She is a trainer and facilitator for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Senior Lecturer with the University of Western Australia. MORE

Dr Mike D’Arcy-Evans
Dr Mike D’Arcy-EvansBariatric Physician

Bariatric Physician MB BS UWA FRACGP. Mike is a practicing GP with over 20 yrs experience. He has been a Bariatric and upper gastro-intestinal Surgical Assistant for over 15yrs and our Bariatric Physician for the past 8 years. Interests…fly fishing and making good coffee.

Dr Paula Barrie
Dr Paula BarrieBariatric Physician

Bariatric Physician MB BS UWA FRACGP. Paula has worked in General Practice in various locations around Perth. Initially working for several years at Royal Perth Hospital and Hollywood Private Hospital, she also does surgical assisting at Murdoch Hospital. Paula is a valuable member of our team as a bariatric GP and looks forward to meeting you at our clinic.
Outside of work she enjoys running, swimming, cooking and time with family and friends

Ms Charlene Grosse
Ms Charlene GrosseAccredited Practising Dietitian

Bsc (Nutrition), Grad Dip (Dietetics), APD (Accredited Practising Dietitian) and AN (Accredited Nutritionist). Charlene has over 14 years clinical experience. She has specialised in weight loss surgery for the last eight years along with gastrointestinal disorders. Charlene has helped many clients through their surgery and mentors other Dietitians in upskilling. She has been instrumental in setting up a National Bariatric Dietitian Interest Group to help standardise nutritional care around Australia.

Ms Shannon Finucane
Ms Shannon FinucaneAccredited Practising Dietitian

Shannon has completed a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Shannon has gained expertise in a range of areas including diabetes, weight management, gastrointestinal disorders and food intolerances with a particular interest in mental health and bariatric surgery. Shannon is currently the chairperson of the WA Bariatric Interest group. Nutrition and dietetics is an area that Shannon is extremely passionate about and is motivated to help you achieve your nutrition goals and to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Ms Melanie Greenfield
Ms Melanie GreenfieldRegistered Psychologist

Melanie is a registered Psychologist who has spent many years specializing in the management of obesity and co-morbid mental health conditions. She has trained with experts in eating disorders in both a hospital setting and in private practice. For the past five years, she has been in private practice working exclusively with people suffering from disordered eating, emotional eating and binge eating disorder. She is motivated by a genuine interest in people and helping them to develop a relaxed, peaceful relationship with food. She provides professional support that is warm, empathetic and clear sighted to enable people to make lifelong changes that are meaningful to them.

Mike Devine
Mike DevineExercise Physiologist

Mike is the Managing Director of Sportsmed, Subiaco and has 15 years of experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has a special interest in exercise programmes following gastric surgery and has been part of the team at Western Surgical Health since its commencement. He can help to reshape your lifestyle by establishing an individually tailored exercise programme after your surgery.

Nikki Strahan
Nikki StrahanExercise Physiologist

Nikki has 10 years of clinical experience in Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapy and has been a member of the Western Surgical Health team since 2013. She can help to guide you on a path to healthier you by establishing an individually tailored exercise programme after your surgery.

Owen Threadgold
Owen ThreadgoldExercise Physiologist

Owen has 10 years’ experience working in the healthcare industry with degrees in exercise physiology and physiotherapy. He has a special interest in post gastric surgery care. He is passionate about providing patients with tailored exercise programmes to assist them achieving their lifestyle goals.

Claire Smith
Claire SmithBusiness Manager

Claire comes from a financial management background and is enjoying the challenge of ensuring the practice runs smoothly and that the Western Surgical Health team provide you with continued support and excellent service.

Lisa OramAdministration Staff

Lisa has joined the team as a Medical Receptionist and looks forward to welcoming you to our Practice and assisting you with any questions you may have.

Sandra Palassis
Sandra PalassisAdministration Staff

Sandra is our longest serving member of our team of Medical Receptionists and is happy to help you with your queries.

Patricia Lynch
Patricia LynchAdministration Staff

Tricia is our Patient Liaison and is ready to help our patients with their questions throughout their bariatric RESHAPE Programme.

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Our care is unique in that we provide highly specialised professionals all at one location to support you in your surgery.

Our team includes:

– Specialised Bariatric Surgeons (both male and female)
– General Surgeons (both male and female)
– Bariatric Physicians (both male and female)
– Accredited Practising Dietitians
– Specialised Psychologists
– Exercise Physiologists