About Us

Dr Simon Ghosh

General, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon
BSc (Hons) MB, BS (Lond) FRACS

Our team is led by Dr Simon Ghosh, a consultant General and Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon specialising in Bariatric weight loss surgery on the Central Coast.

Specialisation

Weight loss Surgery

Dr Simon Ghosh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Australia in General Surgery and has undertaken further formal training in Bariatric Surgery with Dr George Hopkins at the Royal Brisbane Hospital & Holy Spirit Private Hospital. The fellowship was a high volume practice with a case load of more than 500 bariatric procedures annually.

These included primary bariatric cases including:

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Mini-gastric bypass / single anastomosis gastric bypass
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic gastric band placement
  • Band removal
  • Revisional bariatrics
    • band to bypass
    • band to sleeve
    • sleeve to bypass

Laparoscopic & General Surgery

Dr Ghosh also offers surgery in emergency and elective cases including:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Skin cancer excisions
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) and open repair of
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Femoral hernia
    • Umbilical / paraumbilical hernia
    • Incisional ventral hernias
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair (anti-reflux surgery)
  • Laparoscopic removal of gallbladder (gallstones)
  • Open and Laparoscopic hemicolectomy
  • Appendicectomy
  • Haemorrhoid surgery
  • Circumcision
  • In-growing toenails

Bariatric Research & Education

University

  • BSc (Hons) King’s College London, University of London (1995)
  • MBBS Royal Free Hospital, University College London (2002)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ)
  • Conjoint Fellow, University of Newcastle
  • General Surgeons Australia (GSA)

Hospital appointments

  • Gosford Private Hospital
  • Berkeley Vale Private Hospital
  • Brisbane Waters Private Hospital

Research, Education, Publications & Presentations (Bariatric)

  • A twelve month review of revisional single anastomosis gastric bypass for complication laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for BMI over 35 (Obesity Surgery 2017 in press & poster presentation ASMBS New Orleans & OSSANZ conference 2016
  • Migration of eroded laparoscopic adjustable gastric band causing small bowel obstruction and perforation (BMJ Case reports 2017)
  • Advanced bariatric fellows workshop “Operative decision making’ co-convener with Dr George Hopkins. Holy Spirit Private Hospital Dec 2016
  • RACS Annual Surgical Meeting Presentation: New techniques in bariatric surgery: Single anastomosis gastric bypass Brisbane 2016
  • RACS Annual Surgical Meeting Presentation: Late problems in gastric bypass Brisbane 2016
  • Bariatric case studies – What would you do now? OSSANZ Scientific Program October 2016 with Dr George Hopkins

General Research & Education

Research, Education, Publications & Presentations (General Surgery)

(i) Al-Hayo O, Stevenson C, Mangkorntongs V, Indrees Y, Dawson, A, Ghosh S (2016)
Antibiotic utilization in patients undergoing appendicectomy; variables affecting prescription at a regional hospital. ANZ J. Surg. 86 (Suppl. 1) GS037P, 53

(ii) Bull N., Ghosh S., Lawson J. & Munro W. (2013) Poor Compliance with VTE Prophylaxis Guidelines. Why does it happen and how can we improve it in a regional hospital? ANZ J. Surg.; 83 (Suppl. 1) 78-82.

(iii) Ghosh SC, Nolan GJ, Simpson RRA concealed small bowel perforation in an adult secondary to bicycle handlebar trauma. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. (2013) May; 95 (4): e69-70

(iv) Yeoh T S Y, Ghosh S, Reza M, Munro W Management of blunt traumatic splenic injury ANZJ.Surg (2008) TS14, 78(Suppl.) A138-A150

(v) S Ghosh, R Joy, S Hickey A rare presentation of laryngeal neuroma in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B (MEN 2B) J Laryngol Otol. (2007) Aug: 1-3

(vi) Ghosh S, Simpson R J, McKie A T, Peters T J (King’s College LondonInduction of pancreatitis-associated protein by indomethacin and alcohol Clin. Sci.  (1996) Supplement 35 (M10)

(vii) McKie A T, Simpson R J, Ghosh S, Peters T J, Farzaneh F (King’s College London)
Regulation of pancreatitis-associated protein (HIP/PAP) mRNA levels in mouse pancreas and small intestine. Clin. Sci. (1996) 91:2 (213-218)