Dr Scott Whiting

North Queensland’s only sub-specialty trained Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr Scott Whiting is an accredited Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon located in Townsville, Australia.

Dr Whiting completed his medical studies at the University of Notre Dame in Freemantle, Western Australia where he graduated with Honours and a Dean’s Commendation. He then undertook extensive sub-specialty training in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. These studies and training have seen Dr Whiting travel around the word, completing fellowships in Bariatrics (ANZMOSS) and Minimally Invasive Upper GI Surgery.

This has uniquely positioned Dr Whiting as North Queensland’s only sub-specialty trained Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon where he delivers world-class surgical techniques and procedures to his patients with the aim of providing caring and comprehensive support throughout their entire surgical journey.

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“My personal goal is to ensure the people of North Queensland have access to world class surgical procedures, delivered by highly trained specialists.”

Born and bred in Townsville, Dr Scott Whiting once played professional National Rugby League for the North Queensland Cowboys, before embarking on his medical career. Since moving back to his hometown of Townsville, Dr Whiting has committed himself to providing the highest quality health and surgical options for the North Queensland community.

Dr Whiting works at the North Queensland Minimally Invasive Surgery (NQMIS) operating at Townsville Mater Hospital and the Townsville University Hospital where he specialises in Bariatrics, Upper GI, and General Surgery.

Commendation

University of Notre Dame

– Dean’s Commendation

Community

Mission Australia

– Commendation for Services Provided

Providing quality health and surgical outcomes for the North Queensland community

Dr Whiting works within a multidisciplinary team to ensure patient care and long-term surgical success is at the forefront of his work.

The benefits of multidisciplinary healthcare can be seen through improved health outcomes and enhanced patient satisfaction, as well as a more efficient use of resources and enhanced job satisfaction for team members.

As Townsville locals, Dr Whiting and his team are passionate about delivering their patients the highest standard of world-class pre- and post-surgery care and support.

Community involvement

When Dr Scott isn’t in theatre, you can find him doing his part to give back to the community.

Having played with the Centrals ASA Rugby League club throughout his junior football years, Dr Scott has since become a sponsor and supporter of the club. As a former professional Rugby League player with the North Queensland Cowboys, he often finds time to help out with training sessions and mentorship where possible.

Are you ready to start your bariatric journey with Dr Scott Whiting?

Surgical outcomes informed by leading research

Ensuring only the very best medical practices and patient care is being undertaken is at the forefront of Dr Scott Whiting’s research in weight loss

Ensuring only the very best medical practices and patient care is being undertaken is at the forefront of Dr Scott Whiting’s research.

This means Dr Whiting’s patients can trust that they are receiving the most professional and updated medical advice and procedures in North Queensland.

By participating in and conducting bariatric research, Dr Whiting and his team commits to providing evidence based medical and surgical research that ultimately supports patients and the broader community to achieve superior health outcomes. Some, but not all, of his research is highlighted below.

  • Interventional weight loss procedures
  • Loop Gastric Bypass
  • Revisional bariatric surgery
  • Duodenal Switch

Endoscopic management of Upper GI complications. (Oral presentation) Australia & Aoteroa New Zealand Gastric & Oesophageal Surgery Association Conference 2022, Sunshine Coast. 

Can a one-day Model of care in Bariatric surgery work? (Oral presentation) Australia & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society Conference, Cairns 2022

Interventional weight loss procedures (Oral presentation) – Dietitians New Zealand National Jubilee Conference, Auckland 2018

The Effect of Pre-operative Weight Loss on Ten Year Outcomes for Loop Gastric Bypass (Poster presentation) – Australia & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society Conference, Melbourne 2018

Revisional Bariatric Surgery – A single centre experience (Poster presentation) – Australia & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society Conference, Melbourne 2018

Long Term Nutritional Markers for Patients Undergoing One or Two stage Duodenal Switch (DS) (Poster presentation) – Australia & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society Conference, Melbourne 2018

Using sacral nerve modulation to improve continence and quality of life in patients suffering from low anterior resection syndrome. Croese, Alexander D., Whiting, Scott, Vangaveti, Venkat N., and Ho, Yik-Hong (2018). ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88 (11). E787-E791

The Effects of Fatigue Associated with Sustained Wakefulness and Functional Energy Drinks (FED) on Laparoscopic Performance S Whiting*, J Hamdorf**, I Lee*, D Hayne**, RMA Petrilli Presented at Notre Dame University Research Symposium 2010

An Audit of the Clinical Indicators for Transurethral Resections of the Prostate (TURP) Conducted at a Metropolitan Hospital S Whiting*, D Hayne**, F. Lee Presented Fremantle Hospital – Clinical Governance Unit and Urology Department.

Assessing Client Outcomes in Human Services – How do we know what we do works? S Whiting, Terence O’Brien Presented at the 2006 Australasian Evaluation Society Conference.