Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf awarded Membership in the General Division of the Order of  Australia

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Western Surgical Health would like to congratulate Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf on being awarded Membership in the General Division of the Order of  Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours’ list

This honour acknowledges and rewards Professor Hamdorf’s significant  contribution to Medical Education and all aspects of Bariatric Surgery. Professor Hamdorf has established a legacy of contribution to the education of medical students, junior doctors and those entering new fields of surgical endeavor. Many current surgeons have trained under Prof Hamdorf as a registrar, intern or medical student and fondly remember their time with him.  New cohorts have learned under him as a tertiary hospital Consultant in Upper GI & General Surgery, as well as facilitator and mentor at The University of Western Australia. He is also the Director of CTEC, the flagship surgical education facility of Western Australia.

Prof Hamdorf, along with his professional partners, has pioneered a holistic treatment path for obese patients, facing life threatening complications and co-morbidities, brought on by excessive weight. In recognizing that surgery was only a small part of the obesity puzzle. He has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of specialized health professionals including specialist Dietitians, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and Physicians to treat all aspects of the patient’s weight loss journey.

He is a great champion of women in the medical field and in life. In amongst his many professional obligations, he still finds the time to be very involved in family life with his wife and five children, three of whom are still at school, his grandchildren and extended family.  He is a ballroom dance enthusiast and sometimes golfs!

Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf OA, contribution to medical education

  • University of Western Australia:

  • Head, Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, (CTEC) since 2010. Head, School of Surgery, 2006-2016

  • Professor of Medical Education, 2007-2009

  • Winthrop Professor of Surgical Education, current. Associate Professor of Surgery, 2001-2007

  • Senior Lecturer, 1995-2001. Research Scholar, 1987-1995

  • Australia and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society:

  • Board Member, since 2013. Conference Convenor, 2018

  • International Federation for Surgery for Obesity:

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, 2014-2018

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons:

  • Chair, Western Australian State Committee, 2003-2005

  • Member, Western Australian State Committee, since 1996

  • Member, Board of Basic Surgical Training, 1998 – 2002

  • Chair, Basic Surgical Skills Subcommittee, 2000-2002 and Deputy Chair, 1998-2000. Member, Supervisors and Trainers Surgical Education and Training Committee, 2007-2009. Convener, Annual Scientific Congress, 2005, 2010 and 2015

  • Department of Health WA:

  • Member, Postgraduate Medical Council Western Australia, since 2008. Member, Accreditation and Standards Committee, since 2008

  • Australian Medical Council:

  • Member, Prevocational Standards Accreditation Committee, since 2017

Western Surgical Health is the home of Perth’s prominent weight loss and general Surgeons, Physicians, Specialist Dietitians, Sports Physiologists and Psychologists all at one location. In addition, we also offer regional consultations for Weight Loss and General Surgery at the Great Southern Specialist Centre in Albany, Murray Medical Centre in Mandurah and St John of God Carine Specialist Centre.

Weight loss Surgery

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Our weight loss Surgeons are leaders in utilising the latest techniques and research in successfully treating thousands of patients. Our revolutionary RESHAPE weight loss programme involves a range of specialists to help you on this journey including:

  • Surgeons and Physicians

  • Specialised Dietitians and Psychologists

  • Exercise Physiologists

General Surgery

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Western Surgical Health is home to Perth’s leading general surgeons. Popular surgeries include:

  • Gallbladder removal surgery
  • Hernia surgery,
  • Reflux surgery
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Contact us now to see one of our surgeons and visit our practice.

Why Choose Western Surgical Health?

Our revolutionary weight loss RESHAPE programme supports your weight loss journey with the following:

3 Surgeons consultations: to care for you every step of the way
Seven Dietitian appointments to keep you on track
Two Psychology appointments to prepare you and support you on your way to a better lifestyle
Regular Bariatric assessments with our in-house Physicians top keep you balanced and healthy
One one hour sessions with our Sports Physiologist to get you moving in a safe way.

Our Support for the New You

Our Clinic was established in 2008 and is now at our brand new premises at 51 Hampden Road, Nedlands. Our leading surgeons Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf, Dr Susan Taylor and Dr Ruth Blackham have performed over 8000 weight loss operations including Gastric Band Surgery, Gastric Sleeve Surgery and Gastric Bypass Surgery.

Many Surgeons offer operations for weight loss, but we have found that surgery is only one part of the solution to a very complex problem. Our RESHAPE Programme brings together Perth’s leading Bariatric Surgeons, Bariatric GPs, Dietitians, Clinical Psychologists and Exercise Physiologists to help you on the road to successful, long-term weight loss.

As leaders in research, our team is constantly reviewing its techniques to provide best practice solutions to the global obesity epidemic. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the path to a new you!

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BMI Calculator

BMI stands for Body Mass index. It is used to give you an idea of whether you’re underweight, overweight or an ideal weight for your height. With this information, health professionals can determine if your health is at risk.

Use our calculator HERE to measure your BMI. At Western Surgical Health we can advise you about your weight and what you can do about it to maintain a healthy weight range.

Our Network of Excellent Health Care Facilities

We also provide excellent care for patients with General Surgical problems in several hospitals including:

  • 51 Hampden Rd, Nedlands

  • Hollywood Private Hospital
  • St John of God Hospital, Subiaco
  • Bethesda Hospital

  • Osborne Park Hospital
  • Great Southern Specialist Centre, Albany

  • Murray Medical Centre, Mandurah

  • St John of God Carine Specialist Centre

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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
– Exercise Physiologists