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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

Meetings
ASM
Preparation for Practice 
Younger Fellows Evening
Outstanding Service to Community Awards
Newsletter
Mortality audit
Workforce
Frequently asked questions
Contact 

Meetings

State Committee Meetings 2018

Monday 6 August 2018
Thursday 27 September 2018
Monday 3 December 2018

Venue: RACS Boardroom
Time:  6.00pm

ASM - SA, NT & WA

Congratulations to the winning Abstract and Poster Presentations at the 2018 Meeting Infection - from Head to Toe in Alice Springs.

Jessica Turner - presented abstract' Severe Soft Tissue Infections in Alice Springs'

Janine Vu - Poster presentation ' Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis Managed with Damage Control Surgery in a Rural Hospital"

SAVE THE DATE

2019 SA, NT & WA Annual Scientific Meeting

5 September - 7 September 2019

Port Lincoln Hotel, Port Lincoln, South Australia

Robots in Surgery-Tsunami or just the next wave?

Robots and other computer-aided technologies are rapidly invading our operating theatres, and threaten to displace traditional 'human' techniques in many surgical disciplines. Join us in the seafood capital of Australia, Pt. Lincoln, as we explore the impact of these new technologies on surgery as we know it- or should that be 'as we knew it'?

Just as Pt. Lincoln has come a long way, since being named by Matthew Flinders in 1802, settled in 1839, and then developing into the 'tuna industry led millionaire capital of Australia', robots and other computer-aided technologies have rapidly gained a foothold in our modern surgical practice. They have been riding a wave of enthusiasm of tsunami proportions, and threaten to swamp the tried and tested techniques handed down from previous generations of 'manual' surgeons.

Are we in danger of replacing the traditional qualities associated with being a good surgeon- they being the possession of: the eye of an eagle, the heart of a lion and the hand of a lady with: a GPS localisation device, the logic of an Intel processor and a claw with 7 degrees of freedom?

Can we learn from our mistakes of the past, when we dived head first into laparoscopic surgery, only to discover that "to he with a hammer, not everything he sees is actually a nail!"? How should these new technologies be learnt, taught, introduced, evaluated, funded and regulated?

Pt. Lincoln provides us with a beautiful coastal setting, with beaches, national parks and the entertainment and sustenance of the pristine waters of Spencer Gulf. Kicking the meeting off with the annual symposium hosted by the South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality on the Thursday afternoon followed by a welcome reception at the Pt Lincoln Hotel showcasing local fresh produce straight from the sea, and local wines straight from the vines!

In the idyllic setting of Peter Teakle's vineyard / restaurant The Line & Label, Friday evening will be a truly memorable experience as we will host the Annual Anstey Giles Lecture delivered byDr Richard (Harry) Harris OAM, SC, South Australian Anaesthetist and cave diver, who was instrumental in the recent rescue of the Thai Wild Boar soccer team.

Make your plans now to meet up with colleagues from South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory and be prepared to learn, laugh, relax and enjoy the SA,WA,NT tri-state ASM! For more information please contact the RACS SA Regional Office on 08 8239 1000 or college.sa@surgeons.org  

Preparation for Private Practice

The WA State Committee would like to announce our bi-annual Preparation for Private Practice Workshop on Saturday 20th October 2018.  This workshop has been very well received in past years and we again expect places to sell out.

Please find our registration page to secure your booking.

More information to come in future months.

Younger Fellows Evening

SAVE THE DATE!
Mr Paul Bumbak and the WA YF Committee invites you to  Cocktails and Conversations.


​Open to all Younger Fellows, partners and colleagues

Date:    Friday 19 October 2018
Time:   7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue:  Crystal Club, Level 15
             Crown Towers Perth
Cost:    $40 per person

Purchase your tickets at this link

​The Younger Fellow Committee, together with the Board of Regional Chairs, considered and encouraged the formation of a Younger Fellows Advisory Group in each RACS region of Australia and New Zealand. As such, the WA arm of the RACS Younger Fellow Advisory Committee was established and endorsed by the WA State Committee. The WA YF Committee recently met to discuss important issues relevant to Younger Fellows who are developing their careers within the first ten years of becoming a surgeon.

Mr Paul Bumbak (Paediatric Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon) chairs this committee, consisting of eight other committee members from a range of specialties -
Dr Nikki Stamp (Cardiothoracic)
Dr Sze Ling Wong (General Surgery)
Dr Parshotam Gera (Paediatric Surgery)
Mr Isaac Thyer (Urology)
Dr Joe Hockley (Vascular)
Mr Mark Lam (Neurosurgery)
Dr Mike Ledger (Orthopaedics)
Dr Wysun Wong (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Together they represent WA Younger Fellows with issues they find important in their careers, for the benefit of patients, their various specialties and the profession of surgery. "It is fantastic for Younger Fellows to be represented and have issues relevant to them shared and discussed in this forum", Mr Bumbak said.

Bringing Younger Fellows together to network and socialise is one goal of the RACS WA Younger Fellow Advisory Committee and as such, a cocktail evening has been arranged on Friday 19 October. This event is a opportunity to interact socially at one of Perth's exclusive locations. 

RACS WA are keen to receive feedback and input from Younger Fellows in Western Australia with any event ideas or other initiatives that could be considered in the future. Your suggestions can be emailed to college.wa@surgeons.org.


Outstanding Service to Community Award

The Outstanding Service to the Community Award has been designed to recognise Fellows who have given long and dedicated service to their local community - more often than not unheralded - but without which the standard of surgical care in that community would have been less than society demands.

The WA Committee recognise a small number of Fellows throughout the year with this award and other awards that seek to say thank you for all the hard work and commitment that our Fellows showed and continue to show which benefits not only their patients, their hospitals, their communities, but it must be highlighted, the incredible benefit that they bring to our College as a whole.

The criteria for these awards consequently are understandably strict as the WA Committee take this responsibility very seriously and any deserving recipient must meet this standard. However our Committee is delighted in the opportunity to recognise these Fellows, our colleagues, in their communities here in our great State.

If you know of a Fellow who is deserving of this award please contact Angela D'Castro on angela.d.castro@surgeons.org


WA Regional Newsletter

March 2018
December 2017
September 2017
May 2017
March 2017
December 2016
August 2016
June 2016
March 2016


Mortality audit

Western Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality (WAASM)


Workforce

Active Fellows by specialty and region, as at 31 December 2017

A Fellow is considered active if they are currently involved in any aspect of surgical activity that involves the use of surgical skills or knowledge gained through their surgical training. This extends to and is not exclusive of medico-legal work, research or supervision of Trainees and International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Further Annual and Interim Activities Reports are available on the workforce and activities reports page.

Workforce Data

  ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA AUS Total NZ TOTAL Overseas Total
CAR Male 5 54 0 37 11 3 52 14 176 28 22 226
Female 0 5 0 2 0 0 6 1 14 3 0 17
Total 5 59 0 39 11 3 58 15 190 31 22 243
GEN Male 20 492 17 266 122 22 388 120 1447 208 128 1783
Female 4 94 3 50 25 6 86 24 292 41 20 353
Total 24 586 20 316 147 28 474 144 1739 249 148 2136
NEU Male 7 70 0 43 11 6 61 19 217 20 25 262
Female 1 8 0 8 5 1 8 1 32 1 1 34
Total 8 78 0 51 16 7 69 20 249 21 26 296
ORT Male 20 424 3 288 114 21 296 127 1293 252 49 1594
Female 3 16 0 11 5 0 17 3 55 15 2 72
Total 23 440 3 299 119 21 313 130 1348 267 51 1666
OTO Male 8 129 2 83 40 6 97 38 403 76 22 501
Female 1 24 0 10 5 2 22 3 67 18 4 89
Total 9 153 2 93 45 8 119 41 470 94 26 590
PAE Male 2 25 0 11 4 2 16 5 65 13 19 97
Female 1 10 0 3 3 0 7 4 28 3 5 36
Total 3 35 0 14 7 2 23 9 93 16 24 133
PLA Male 3 113 2 52 37 9 124 40 380 51 16 447
Female 0 14 0 13 7 1 26 6 67 13 8 88
Total 3 127 2 65 44 10 150 46 447 64 24 535
URO Male 6 123 1 82 28 12 107 33 392 53 22 467
Female 0 12 0 7 3 0 17 7 46 7 2 55
Total 6 135 1 89 31 12 124 40 438 60 24 522
VAS Male 4 61 0 33 16 4 50 14 182 17 3 202
Female 0 8 0 6 2 0 6 1 23 1 0 24
Total 4 69 0 39 18 4 56 15 205 18 3 226
Total Male 75 1491 25 895 383 85 1191 410 4555 718 306 5579
Female 10 191 3 110 55 10 195 50 624 102 42 768
Total 85 1682 28 1005 438 95 1386 460 5179 820 348 6347

CAR - Cardiothoracic Surgery
GEN - General Surgery
NEU - Neurosurgery
ORT - Orthopaedic Surgery
OTO - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
PAE - Paediatric Surgery
PLA - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
URO - Urology
VAS - Vascular Surgery


Frequently asked questions

What does the WA Office offer Fellows?
There is a training room and a boardroom.

What are your opening hours?
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Where is the WA Regional Office? Where can I park?
The WA office is now located at 184 Hampden Road, Nedlands. Limited parking can be arranged with prior notice at the rear of building. Please contact the state office to make arrangements. Alternatively, street parking is available along Hampden Road.

Can I book rooms at the WA Office for meetings?
Yes, please contact the office on college.wa@surgeons.org.

Where can I stay in Perth?
Visit Experience Perth. For accommodation bookings, access the travel management section of this website. If you are a Trainee or Fellow of the College, you will be eligible for discounted pricing.

What's on in Perth?
Visit Experience Perth.


Contact

Western Australian State Committee
Chair - Mr Stephen Rodrigues

Western Australian Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Street address
184 Hampden Road
Nedlands WA Australia

Postal address
M307, 35 Stirling Highway
Nedlands WA 6009 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 6389 8600
Fax: +61 8 6389 8698
Email: college.wa@surgeons.org

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm