Dr Joel Budge


Joel is a general surgeon with extensive laparoscopic experience in both upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery.

He has developed an increasing focus on bariatric surgery, having been inspired by the multidimensional improvements in patient health and quality of life following weight loss surgery in the setting of a holistic clinic.

Joel trained at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2000. His surgical training has been largely in Western Sydney, with lots of experience in regional centres throughout New South Wales. Joel has completed colorectal and upper gastrointestinal post-graduate fellowships in Canberra, Liverpool and Wollongong.

Joel feels honoured and thrilled to join the Newcastle Obesity Surgery Centre at Charlestown and is excited to support the needs of the people of Newcastle, the Hunter-New England and Mid-North Coast regions.

His elective operative work in Newcastle is through Lake Macquarie Private, Newcastle Private and Lingard Private hospitals, where he is pleased to offer holistic care in general abdominal, laparoscopic and hernia surgery, and bariatric surgery.

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