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Dr Watson and his team perform general surgeries in addition to weight loss surgery. With extensive experience in performing general laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, Dr Watson specialises in inguinal hernia repair, abdominal hernia repair, cholecystectomy (gall bladder surgery), and fundoplication (surgery for the treatment of reflux and heartburn)

Browse the specialist surgeries we offer below.

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Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal and femoral hernias are commonly referred to as groin hernias and becoming increasingly common. So common that in Western Australia, around 10,000 people need a hernia operation each year. Unfortunately Hernia’s will never repair themselves.

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Laparoscopic Abdominal Hernia Repair

Sometimes, a part of an organ (such as the intestine), protrudes through the incision site from a previous surgery. This is called an abdominal hernia. The surgery to fix abdominal hernias is minimally invasive, and most patients can return to normal activities soon afterwards.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy diagram

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Several thousand patients need gallbladder surgery each year in Western Australia. Keyhole gallbladder surgery is today the “gold standard” treatment for gallstones, and whilst this surgery is common, it is still considered major surgery.


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Laparoscopic Fundoplication

The tube from your mouth to the stomach, or the oesophagus, sometimes develops problems with the muscles that cause gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).With GORD, food or stomach acid moves from the stomach into the oesophagus, causing heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms. Fundoplication is the most common procedure used to correct GORD.

Consultations are bulk-billed and require a referral from a GP prior to attending.

If you don't have a referral from your GP, don't worry. Contact our team and we can arrange one for you!
Bariatric surgery is now available again in WA! During this time, Dr Watson is still offering telephone and in-person consultations during the current COVID-19 situation.

FREE Information Session: Kalgoorlie
Monday, 7th September 2020

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Railway Motel & Function Centre 51 Forrest Street Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
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