Western Surgical Health

Perth’s leading Specialists in Weight loss Surgery

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Obesity Surgery Perth

Weight Loss Surgery Couldn’t Be More Safe and Hassle Free at Western Surgical Health

Our Success is in guiding you through the path to a new you!

The Struggle . . .

Individuals who struggle with obesity will know that losing weight can seem impossible. Traditional advice is to eat less (or go on a diet) and exercise more. When this advice does not produce results, it can leave obese individuals feeling guilty with an ever-spiralling self-esteem and body image [Reference].

The Risks . . .

Modern science now tells us that obesity is a complex disease involving nearly every part of the body. The effects of being obese therefore can create serious problems including: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and circulations problems, high cholesterol, arthritis, depression, sleep apnea, stomach and acid reflux, cancer and early death.

Our Support . . .

Treating obesity has moved from the “eat less”, “exercise more’ approach to a multi-disciplinary, multi-treatment approach utilizing new medications, a restructuring of ones lifestyle, behavioural medicine, and of course safe and effective weight loss surgery. Western Surgical Health, with its RESHAPE Programme, is leading the way in this modern approach to treating obesity and has seen thousands of individuals begin a new life without obesity.

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Weight loss surgery provides a safe option for obese individuals attempting to lose weight long term. Research indicates that not only does weight loss surgery lead to the obvious effects of losing weight, there is also continuing evidence that demonstrates a positive impact on other conditions associated with obesity. These include positive effects on high blood sugar levels and diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, cholesterol, circulatory and heart conditions, depression and cancers.

Is Obesity Surgery the Right Step for Me?

Some people feel that weight loss surgery is a drastic step to take, however when combined with our RESHAPE Programme, long-lasting benefits can be achieved. These include significant increases in health and wellbeing, significant decreases in obesity-associated conditions and most importantly, long-term weight reduction. Our RESHAPE Programme provides the holistic care and support you need in losing weight, not only during the surgery process, but in the support you will receive in lifestyle counselling and dietetic support. Due to our constant exposure to an environment that lends itself to obesity, this holistic support is essential for weight loss success.

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Click on the links below to view the most popular weight loss surgeries that we offer at Western Surgical Health.

Gastric Banding


Gastric Bypass


Gastric Sleeve


How does weight loss surgery work?

Weight loss surgery works by changing the anatomy of your gastrointestinal tract (stomach or digestive system) or by causing different physiological changes to occur that change energy balance and fat metabolism. Ultimately you will either feel less hungry or be able to consume less food each time you eat. At Western Surgical Health, we perform several different types of weight loss surgery. These can be viewed at the links near the top of this page. Our surgeons will walk you through the surgery options, providing you with the information you need regarding the success and benefit of each surgery. Of course any surgery comes with risk and these will be explained to you. Our surgeons are at the forefront of the latest research and techniques so you are in very good hands.

Weight Loss Surgeons

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 GPs (both male and female)
– Accredited Practising Dietitians
– Specialised Psychologists