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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics

Perth Surgical & Bariatrics

Show Phone NumberSuite 2 Level 1 St John Of God Mt Lawley Medical centre, Ellesmere Road, Mount Lawley, Western Australia, 6050
4.4 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation Up to AU$200
Gastric Band AU$3500  -  AU$4750
Gastric Bypass AU$4500  -  AU$5500
Gastric Sleeve AU$3750  -  AU$4750
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About Perth Surgical & Bariatrics

Welcome to Perth Surgical and Bariatrics (PSB)

At PSB we are dedicated and committed to providing the best outcome for each and every patient. We work closely with each patient to assess their unique needs and develop approaches that are specifically tailored to work for them.

Dr Ravi Rao is a Consultant General Surgeon with special interest in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatrics

Dr Rao sincerely believes in kind compassionate care and provides service with a smile.

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from 20 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Perth Surgical & Bariatrics

"One-stop-destination for Roux En Y Bypass Surgery in Perth"
100%Reviewed 03 Nov 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
I went for a Roux En Y Bypass Surgery with Dr. Rao. His staff and support team are compassionate and patient enough to resolve all your apprehensions regarding the surgery and its results. My experience during the surgery and after has been very good. Happy to recommend Ravi and his team anyday.

One-stop-destination for Roux En Y Bypass Surgery in Perth.
Treated By: Ravi
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Many thanks Louise. You have done very well too. I look forward to meeting you at your follow up appointment soon. 😀

Louise US
"I have been motivated and inspired to lead a healthier life"
100%Reviewed 24 Jul 2017 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
I am down 41 kgs today! I had a gastric sleeve with Dr. Ravi Rao of Perth Surgery & Bariatrics and I can’t believe the changes in my body weight, post surgery. I now see myself waking up with a normal body weight, and doing my chores easily. I had seen a couple of surgeons before but did not feel happy or sure if I was doing the right thing. Meeting him is the best thing that has happened to me. Ever since I had known him, I have only been motivated and inspired to lead a healthier life. He is so amiable and accessible. Thanks, Dr. Ravi Rao.

I would highly recommend Perth Surgical & Bariatrics to anyone considering a bariatric procedure in Australia.
Treated By: Ravi
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Many thanks for your kind words. Keep up the good work. Regards Ravi

Lindsay Australia
"The operation went perfectly"
100%Reviewed 14 Jul 2017 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Dr. Ravi Rao performed the first SIPS operation in Western Australia on me in January 2017. In 2013 I was officially diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and the pain and fatigue from these conditions meant that I could not even exercise enough to keep my weight stable, let alone exercise enough to lose weight; one of my medications also had weight gain as a side effect. My GP recommended exploring bariatric surgery options; the first surgeon I saw wasn’t particularly interested in performing any more bariatric surgeries and after searching online I came across Dr. Rao’s profile. After reading the many glowing reviews from his patients I asked my GP for a referral to see Dr. Rao instead and I haven’t looked back since. Dr. Rao is an approachable, knowledgeable and attentive doctor who regularly checks in with, and responds to, his patients. During my initial consultation, we went over my detailed medical history and discussed the options that were available, after which I went away to do some follow-up research. I was also able to join Dr. Rao’s closed social media group for bariatric patients to learn about what others had or were experiencing; this is a great support network. In my second consultation, Dr Rao gave me all the time I needed to ask questions, of which I had an A4 page, and by the end of that meeting I had made up my mind to proceed with the SIPS operation in light of my high BMI and because it was likely to allow me to have a fairly normal diet with minimal side effects.

The operation went perfectly and the only side effect I suffered was a pre-existing nausea reaction to anesthesia. I was able to start consuming clear fluids as soon as they were given to me and quickly made it up to the recommended amount each day. I felt pretty good for the two weeks I was off work, and after starting back at work I was a little tired but that just made me sleep well at night; I wasn’t totally exhausted like some sleeve patients had mentioned. The laparoscopic incisions all healed well except for the belly button, which was a little slower as my skin there is quite thin.

I adapted to each stage of eating (clear fluid, nourishing fluid, puree and solid) easily. I’m consuming three meals that are about two-thirds of a cup in size plus two snacks and drinking one protein shake and around 1750mls of water/diet cordial each day (diet cordial or some lemon juice definitely makes water easier to drink). I also take the chewable BN Multi plus my iron and Vitamin D supplements for pre-existing deficiencies. I now feel like I’m living a pretty normal life, just with smaller, regular quantities of healthy food (the only issues I’ve had with food are that bread and red meat in steak-form make me feel uncomfortable, and chilies upset my stomach). Meeting with the nutritionist definitely helped me to learn about protein-rich foods, quantities, and to plan my meals in advance.

My weight loss did not start immediately after surgery, which may or may not have been a result of my lupus. After losing 5 kilograms in the first week I lost nothing in Weeks 2 and 3 and barely managed 0.5kg in Weeks 4 and 5, leading us to worry that maybe I was one of the rare people who doesn't respond to bariatric surgery. However, since Week 6 I’ve been regularly losing an average of 1kg per week. In seven months, since starting Optifast prior to surgery, I’ve lost a total of 45.5 kilograms and my quality of life has improved dramatically. I no longer have to take medication for high blood pressure. I have more energy and my fatigue has been reduced, especially if I’m sleeping well. Pre-surgery I struggled to walk for 10-minutes on my treadmill and most days I had to go to bed when I arrived home from work; I can now walk fairly easily for 40-minutes each day. My soft-tissue pain has become more periodic rather than constant and I’m no longer looking sickly and puffy in the face. Additionally, I’ve experienced none of the possible side-effects that I was warned about, which is fantastic. I would highly recommend both Dr. Ravi Rao and the SIPS procedure.

Excellent service and support from caring, attentive and knowledgeable staff.
Treated By: Ravi
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Dear Kate I thank you for your warm words of encouragement. I am proud of you being the first SIPS patient in WA. The fact that you are doing so well is testament to you and the procedure. I have done many more Sips procedures and they too are happy like you. Many thanks for treading the path first. Regards Ravi

Kate Perth
"Very relevant and important information and also provided with my options"
90%Reviewed 27 May 2017 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I have not received any treatment as yet. I had my initial appointment with Dr. Ravi Rao on Friday 26/5. I was not kept waiting, which was a pleasant surprise. I was provided with a lot of very relevant and important information and also provided with my options. Dr. Rao listened attentively to me, was friendly and made me feel very comfortable. My treatment is yet to commence but I feel confident that I have made the right choice in Surgeon.

As stated above my experience with Dr. Rao from Perth Surgical and Bariatrics was very good. Dr. Rao also went a little further in providing additional support via his own Facebook Support Group page and also via another FB support page that deals explicitly with the surgery I am to have done. These additional steps of care are very welcome and in today's climate very much in keeping up current information trends via social media. Great.
Treated By: Ravi
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Many thanks for kind words and feedback Jeanette. Look forward to providing the same level of Surgical and after care.

Jeanette Australia
"It is one of the best decisions I've made"
90%Reviewed 24 Mar 2017 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Choosing Perth Surgical & Bariatrics for my weight loss surgery is one of the best decision I've made. It's been 18 month since I went through the surgery. I have lost a lot of excess body weight to almost normal BMI. My diabetes and blood presure are under control. I'm enjoying life to the fullest. Choosing Dr. Ravi Rao to help me lose weight has made a huge difference in my life. I suggest you guys do the same.

Dr. Ravi Rao and his team of experts are highly skilled and compassionate with patients. The team at Perth Surgical & Bariatrics are not only good at their work but also hear out individual patient’s problems and provide solutions by addressing their concerns and issues.
Treated By: Ravi Total Amount Paid AU$3,800
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Vivianajmorgan Kalamunda
"I had sleeve surgery great results so far"
100%Reviewed 03 Oct 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
Barely any after pain and incisions healed very well.

Dr Rao took the time to put me at ease, I had seen another surgeon and wasn't sure. Suchi was great, very helpful. Dr Rao and his team are invested in the patients, they aren't about squeezing as many people into the day as possible, they are there to support each patient through the journey.
Treated By: Ravi Total Amount Paid AU$6,200
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Thanks Emma for your kind words. Its appreciation from my patients that keeps my intent, not only to treat but also to serve, very strong. See you soon.

Emma Australia
"I saw Dr Rao and felt completely at ease"
100%Reviewed 30 Sep 2016 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Dr Rao is not only a great surgeon but he is invested in his patients. I originally was going with a different surgeon but felt uneasy, I saw Dr Rao and felt completely at ease. I didn't feel like a number, I had the full support of Dr Rao and his team. Also Suchi his receptionist is lovely, very helpful.
Treated By: Ravi
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Australia
"This has been the best decision of my life and I cannot thank Ravi enough"
100%Reviewed 21 Sep 2016 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
i booked my gastric sleeve in through dr Ravi rao and was amazed at how thorough the pre op was. He treated me like a person and made it clear we were a team and I wasn't just a statistic. He answered all my questions with no hesitations. Post op ive had no complications and 2 weeks post op my scars are bearly visible. This has been the best decision of my life and I cannot thank Ravi enough

Suchi (receptionist) and Ravi (surgeon) are fantastic. Always happy to help if I need assistance and are very thorough.
Treated By: Ravi Total Amount Paid AU$19,000
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Mallissa Perth
"My scars are hardly visible"
100%Reviewed 19 Dec 2015 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Sleeve, love my decision and so happy with the surgeon I chose. Pre surgery I heard some scary stories but have had the best experience with nothing bad happening at all, I was scared I wouldn't feel "normal" I 100% feel great!

I would highly highly recommend Dr Ravi, I have recently has gastric sleeve surgery and couldn't be happier with my choice of surgeon, he takes the time to listen and most of all really knows what he is doing, I have had the best recovery with no issues at all and my scars are hardly visible either! Suchi is really great also and goes the extra mile to help with all of the paperwork! TPerry
Treated By: Ravi Total Amount Paid AU$19,000
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Hey Tremayne Many thanks for your kind words. This is what keeps me inspired to do what I do..I really wish you well..Its a long road to success but we will get there together eventually. .many thanks once again.

Tremayne East Perth
"Very pleased with this clinic"
100%Reviewed 10 Dec 2015 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I got a reply in my email as I did not provide my mobile number, I was pleased with the information provded. No other clinic did this. Very very happy. I have got my 1st appointment fixed. Very happy.

With one call Suchi was so knowledgeble and gave me the contact I need to get my fund sorted. She is very helpful, I never knew that we can withdraw funds from our superannuation, no other other centre advised this and all other response was this is what you have to pay. I am very pleased with this clinic. I even got my appointment date fixed.
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Many thanks for your lovely review Sarwant. At PSB we take pride in customer service. It is our endeavor to help you regain your health, well being and happiness. Look forward to meeting you soon.

Sarwant Perth
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Accreditations

  • FRACS - Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia) 
  • MBBS - Bachelor of Medical and Bachelor of Surgery (Australia) 
  • IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (International) 
  • IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (International) 
  • ASMBS - American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (US) 

Provides

Bariatric Surgery

Gastroenterology

Premises

Parking

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Disabled parking

Bariatric Surgery

Up to AU$200
Bariatric Surgery Consultation

Consults last for an hour. About 75 dollars is rebated back by Medicare.

AU$3500  -  AU$4750
Gastric Band
AU$4500  -  AU$5500
Gastric Bypass
AU$3750  -  AU$4750
Gastric Sleeve

Gastroenterology

 
Colonoscopy

No Gap provider for all endoscopies and colonoscopies

 
Gastroenterologist Consultation

No Gap provider for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies and colonoscopies.

Payment Information

Initial Consult is 200$. Bariatric consults usually take an hour. About 75 $ isbated back by Medicare

Free initial consultation - $200Credit cards

Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

Mr Ravi Rao

Show Phone NumberSuite 2 Level 1 St John Of God Mt Lawley Medical centre, Ellesmere Road, Mount Lawley, Western Australia, 6050