Better health for Towsnville

Global training, local care

When you're referred to me you'll receive the highest quality care.
I specialise in upper GI, Bariatric, and General surgery including gastric cancers.

A General and Bariatric surgeon I specialise in oesophageal and gastric cancers and in the management of Barretts oesophagus, and anti-reflux procedures. Completing my surgical training in Townsville, Mackay, and Brisbane I am dedicated to serving to North Queensland community.



Consultation, Investigation, & Diagnosis.

You will have been referred to my practice by your General Practitioner, or hospital physician because you may require investigation by a specialist. That does not always mean you’ll be having surgery but does suggest your situation is a little more complex and requires a thorough exploration of the probable cause. My team and I are committed to providing the highest quality care for you.


Surgical Intervention and/or Treatment

Sometimes after a thorough investigation a treatment or surgical intervention may be needed to get you on the path to good health. This can often involve a non-invasive endoscopic procedure or some other procedure that requires a hospital stay. I ensure all my patients understand their precise challenges and the surgical options available to them. Decisions about your health are important and therefore, need to be considered in the context of life quality.


Post Operative Care & Follow-Up

After the decision is made to operate and the surgery is completed you’ll likely have a period of post operative care and recovery. This experience can vary for many and is where my team and I can support you and help you adjust to the changes. We work with you to ensure your recovery and continued care is well informed and based on the most up-to-date evidence available.

My surgical services and specialities include

Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery
  • Oesophageal cancer
    Stomach cancer
    Small bowel cancer
    Barrett's oesophagus
    Hiatal/paraoesophageal hernias
    Pancreatic cancer
Primary Bariatric
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass & mini gastric bypass
    Duodenal switch and single anastomosis duodenal interposition (SADI)
Revision Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastric band -> gastric bypass
    Sleeve gastrectomy ->gastric bypass
    Sleeve gastrectomy -> SADI / duodenal switch
  • GESA accredited endoscopist, colonoscopy/gastrospcopy
General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernias
    skin cancer
    selected colonic surgeries
    Emergency surgery - appendicitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, abscess

Are you considering weightloss surgery?

If your BMI is between 30-35 without obesity-related health conditions, Dr Whiting will carefully determine your eligibility for surgical weight-loss interventions.