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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, 6050Australia
4.5 / 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 25 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Perth Surgical & Bariatrics

"The level of care and service has been impeccable. I absolutely recommend them to anyone"
5 50Reviewed 13 Jun 2018 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Sleeve
I cannot rate Dr. Ravi Rao highly enough. I had a gastric sleeve procedure in November 2017 and have since lost all my excess weight with my overall health significantly improved as a result.

I’ve lost a total of 48.3kgs to date and I’m still losing. Dr. Rao and his team are as professional as it gets. The level of care and service has been impeccable. I absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking bariatric surgery. 5 stars!
Treated By: Ravi
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Many thanks for your kind words Bronwyn. You are a star patient yourself. Keep up the good work.

Bronwyn Australia
"The results have been remarkable. I feel much fitter and my weight is also under control"
5 50Reviewed 23 May 2018 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I was looking for a competent surgeon and after going through the whatclinic reviews about him, I decided to go for a consult. I was completely blown away by his passion, simplicity and his demeanour. Very educative, pleasing, patient and caring in his approach.

It’s been three months since I had the SIPS surgery and I must say, the results have been remarkable. I feel much fitter and my weight is also under control. All thanks to Dr. Ravi Rao! Highly recommend him, don't bat an eyelid.
Treated By: Ravi
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Bruce Perth
"I had a great outcome"
5 50Reviewed 26 Apr 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
I underwent gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Ravi Rao, I had a lap band before by another surgeon that did not work and only caused me grief. I had the band removed by the same surgeon who sleeved me thereafter. I lost only a few kilograms and was plagued by a lot of reflux. My GP suggested him when I asked him for a referral to another surgeon. I did my research on him and Whatclinic was particularly helpful. I chose to go to him. After a very difficult revisional surgery of 3 hours to undo what others had done prior, I had a great outcome. No reflux from Day one and great weight loss.

I recommend Dr. Rao to people looking for a reliable bariatric surgeon.
Treated By: Ravi
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Many thanks for your kind words Michael. Revision surgeries are never easy. I am happy we achieved a good outcome.

Michael Perth
"I had no reason to have any concerns"
4.5 50Reviewed 17 Apr 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
I had my appointment the 16th April. I was very concerned about the whole matter.

I had no reason to have any concerns. It was a very kind and clear meeting with Dr Rao.
Treated By: Ravi
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Perth Surgical & Bariatrics responded to this review:

Many thanks for your kind words Roisin. Look forward to meeting u soon

Roisin Australia
"He is undoubtedly the best gastric bypass surgeon in Perth"
5 50Reviewed 26 Mar 2018 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Gastric Bypass
Dr. Ravi Rao advised Roux en Y gastric bypass surgery for me as I had Barrett’s disease.The results have been great. I feel that I should have consulted Dr. Rao much earlier. He is a knowledgeable surgeon who is always ready to lend an attentive and sympathetic ear to his patients. Since the procedure, I’ve lost 26 kgs, with nil reflux symptoms, off all medications and feel more energetic than ever. The surgery has been life-changing, to say the least.

I chose to go to Perth Surgical & Bariatrics. This was a very pleasant experience with Dr. Ravi Rao. He is undoubtedly the best gastric bypass surgeon in Perth.
Treated By: Ravi
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James Perth
"My surgery and recovery have been flawless"
5 50Reviewed 31 Jan 2018 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Dr. Ravi is a kind and compassionate surgeon who has changed my life for the better. He listened to all my weight loss related concerns very patiently, resolved all my apprehensions about weight loss surgeries and suggested me SIPS bariatric procedure to overcome obesity. At the same time, staff and other clinic members are very polite and committed to their work. My surgery and recovery have been flawless.

If you want a very good and caring surgeon with a lovely support team, Dr. Ravi Rao is the go-to man.
Treated By: Ravi
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Melonie US
"One-stop-destination for Roux En Y Bypass Surgery in Perth"
5 50Reviewed 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"
5 50Reviewed 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"
5 50Reviewed 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"
4.5 50Reviewed 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
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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

Free initial consultationCredit 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, 6050Australia