Gallbladder surgery Perth

Gallbladder surgery

Cholecystectomy

cholecystectomy perth

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery for gallbladder was first performed in 1985 and then went through a massive growth over the following ten years. It has now become the standard of care for gallbladder removal. There is considerably less pain associated with it and a much faster recovery. It needs very specialised equipment and the operation uses the latest technology. However, it is not always possible to perform this type of surgery. Scarring from a badly inflamed gallbladder or prior surgery in the area may make access difficult. As with any surgery, complications may occur which may need treatment or even further surgery.

Open cholecystectomy

Open gallbladder surgery means having surgery the old fashioned way through a larger incision. This surgery was first performed in 1733 and clearly has evolved a lot since then. Surgeons have a much better understanding of the anatomy, physiology and disease process. Despite this it is still the same basic operation now as it was then. Open cholecystectomy is not performed very often today, but occasionally, when laparoscopic surgery is not possible, this technique is used.

About Obesity Surgery WA: Our 6 commitments

Taking surgery seriously

We know that entering into an operation is a big deal and we are very serious in getting the best outcome for you. We practice what is considered to be a world class standard. Our staff regularly attend national and international conferences and bring back what is the latest research and technology.

Running on time

Our Surgeons and all of our staff try their best to run on time. Although it's not always possible, our commitment is that we do our best. Your time is valuable and we respect that.

Readily available

Our surgeons (or at least one of them) are always available in a crisis. Some of them may provide you with a direct contact, but all are available through the hospital switchboard and happy to chat any time if there is a crisis.

An obsessive attention to detail

We do our best to not miss anything. Every stitch, every staple and every clip is applied to exactly where it needs to be with the greatest care possible.

Commitment to performing the best operation possible

Not all operations are the same and there a few extras that we do to make things better. We know that our results are better with the minimiser ring so we offer it to everyone. We know that reflux can be an issue so we try to tighten every oesophageal hiatus to make reflux control as good as possibly can be.

A commitment to new technologies

  • We have brought in STRETTA into Western Australia, which we believe will revolutionise reflux management. (Have a look at the Stretta page for more information).

  • SJOG Murdoch has just purchased a new DaVinci robot and we believe that this will allow us to do operations with keyhole surgery that previously needed a major laparotomy incision. Lynx is on the horizon and promises to also help manage reflux, we hope to have access to this in early 2020.

Useful links

Gastric
sleeve

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most common bariatric operation performed in Australia to achieve weight loss. In the right hands, a well-constructed sleeve gastrectomy is a powerful and safe weight loss tool.
Gastric sleeve

Gastric
bypass

Of all bariatric surgeries available, gastric bypass is probably the most well known. The newer version of the surgery is even more effective, and both bypasses are especially good as a revision surgery after a previous weight loss surgery.
Gastric bypass

Obesity

Whether you are overweight or obese, there are significant lifestyle and health challenges associated with excess weight. There are a range of medical interventions for obesity, including medications, psychological support and lifestyle changes, and a choice of bariatric surgeries.
Obesity

Meet our team

Dr. Harsha Chandraratna

Dr. Harsha Chandraratna

Consultant Surgeon
MBBS FRACS

Harsha was made a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001. He undertook post fellowship training in Perth and then in Leeds (UK) in Liver and Kidney Transplantation as well as Bariatric Surgery. He understands that there is more to surgery than just technical skills and hopefully that will become apparent to you when you meet him.
Dr Andrew Kiyingi

Dr Andrew Kiyingi

Bariatric & General Surgeon
MBChB, PGDipSurgAnat, FRACS

Andrew Kiyingi is a weight loss and general surgeon. Andrew completed his surgical training at St Vincents Hospital in Melbourne and was awarded Fellowship under the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2014. Andrew has since undertaken 3 years of advanced sub-specialist training in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Bill Gong

Dr. Bill Gong

General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
MBBS FRACS

Bill Gong is a specialist General Surgeon. He completed his training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and obtained his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014. In 2016, Dr Gong commenced private practice at St. John of God Hospital, joining Associate Professor Harsha Chandraratna.