Bariatric Surgery in Newcastle

If you or someone you know is struggling with severe obesity and has been unable to control it through diet and exercise, Newcastle Obesity Surgery Centre in Charlestown can help! Our highly skilled and experienced surgeons, Dr. Tim Wright and Dr Joel Budge  specialise in all commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures including complex revisional surgery.

At Newcastle Obesity Surgery Centre we believe that our patients are the most important centrepiece of our care model.  Our welcome starts with our dedicated, happy and obliging reception staff who are here to assist you with any administrative questions or issues you may encounter.  Our team consists of well established, highly trained specialist doctors, nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists and psychologists ready to provide safe and effective weight-loss surgery, comprehensive pre- and post-operative education and ongoing aftercare including online support outside of office hours and face to face support groups.  We are here to guide you to a happier, healthier life.

A decision to have obesity surgery is not to be taken lightly. The goal of this website is to provide you with information that can help you decide whether it is right for you and if you are in fact a candidate for surgery.

Please note that the information in this website is part of an educational resource, and should not be used for absolute decision making about any obesity surgery or management. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a surgeon or your healthcare provider.

Free Seminars

We run free seminars lasting approximately 2 hours for people interested in obesity surgery. These Seminars are held every 2 -4 weeks in either Merewether or Maitland. Since the decision about whether to have surgery or which operation to choose is not easy, attendance of a seminar is compulsory for all new patients. We strongly believe this is in your best interests.

Appointments will not be made for the surgeon unless our seminar has been attended.

Free Seminar


Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are the three most commonly performed procedures worldwide to help people with severe obesity lose weight safely. Which operation is best for you is not always an easy decision and we strongly advise you to look at all of these procedures before committing yourself.

Contact us

For all appointments or enquiries with Dr Tim Wright/Dr Joel Budge:

Call (02) 4032 8777

We are open between 8.30 am to 5.00pm Monday to
Thursday and 8.30am to 2.30pm on Friday (except Holidays).

Phones only answered from 9.00am

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