Thinking about weight loss surgery? Let us guide you through your transformation.

If your BMI is between 30-35 without obesity related health conditions, Dr Whiting will carefully assess your medical history, ethnicity, including your family’s history of obesity and associated health conditions to determine your eligibility for surgical weight loss interventions.

Are you considering bariatric surgery?

If one or more of these points apply to you, it's time to download your transformation timeline!
  • You have a BMI > 40 with no obesity related health conditions.
  • You have a BMI > 35 with obesity related health conditions such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Hypertension, Dyslipidaemia, Osteo Arthritis.
  • You have BMI > 30 with Type 2 Diabetes.
  • You have made reasonable attempts at other weight loss techniques.

Bringing leading techniques to Townsville

Dr Scott Whiting completed most of his medical training in Australia before travelling to New Zealand and the United Kingdom for extensive sub-specialty training. This global experience has allowed Dr Whiting to bring the latest surgical techniques and procedures to North Queensland.

He is now uniquely positioned as North Queensland’s only sub-specialty trained Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon.

Dr Whiting and his team are passionate about providing Townsville and the North Queensland region with the most comprehensive pre- and post-surgery care and support.  Dr Whiting operates at Townsville Mater Hospital and the Townsville University Hospital.

Meet the team

Dr Whiting works closely with his multidisciplinary team to ensure the highest standards of patient care are undertaken to ensure long term success. Dr Whiting and his team are passionate about providing world-class care to their patients throughout their surgical journey.

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

He is a North Queensland local having spent his formative years in the Atherton Tablelands before moving to Townsville for his schooling. Dr Whiting undertook his medical studies at the University of Notre Dame in Freemantle, Western Australia where he graduated with Honours and a Dean’s Commendation.

Dr Scott Whiting
Upper GI, Bariatric & General Surgeon

Melissa Whiting is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and a member of Dietitians Australia (DA) and of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS).

Melissa regularly attends conferences, scientific meetings, DA led bariatric interest groups and courses in bariatrics, psychology, and weight management./font>

Melissa Whiting