Western Surgical Health

Perth’s leading Specialists in General Surgery

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Perth’s Leading General Surgeons

Professor Jeff Hamdorf, Dr Sue Taylor and Dr Ruth Blackham have many years of experience in General Surgery and weight loss surgery. Consultations occur at Western Surgical Health in the grounds of Hollywood Private Hospital in Nedlands and surgery is performed at a number of Perth’s leading hospitals.

Prof Jeff Hamdorf AM
Prof Jeff Hamdorf AMSurgeon

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

Dr. Ruth Blackham
Dr. Ruth BlackhamSurgeon

Ruth is a Consultant General Surgeon and Bariatric Surgeon. 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

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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