Dr Tim Wright – Surgeon

Dr. Tim Wright – Laparoscopic, General and Obesity Surgeon.

Tim is a general surgeon with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery. He has been performing obesity surgery since 1997 and has extensive experience with all three  common operations – gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. He has also done many revision procedures from previous failed operations such as stomach stapling. Once patients have lost weight and are requiring removal of loose skin, a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can be offered.

When not doing obesity surgery, Tim is a busy general surgeon both in the public and private systems for elective and emergency patients. He has a strong interest in surgery for oesophageal and gastric cancer and for reflux disease. The majority of his surgery is done laparoscopically or endoscopically.

Tim is an avid mountain biker which helps him keep healthy, fit and alert – attributes important for all surgeons.

Medical School:

  • Nottingham University UK


  • BMBS 1987
  • FRCS 1999
  • DM 2001
  • FRACS 2002

Post Graduate:

  • Training in general and laparoscopic surgery in Nottingham, Liverpool and Leeds UK and also Adelaide SA. Training completed in 1999.
  • Other experience in plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery.


  • NSW Medical Board.


  • General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery & Obesity Surgery.

Professional Memberships:

  • Obesity Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ)
  • Australian and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgical Association (ANZGOSA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Current Appointments

  • John Hunter Hospital
  • Belmont district hospital

Private Hospitals:

  • Lake Macquarie Private Hospital, Gateshead
  • Newcastle Private Hospital, New Lambton Heights
  • Lingard Hospital, Merewether

His particular interests are:

  • Laparoscopic Surgery.
  • Laparoscopic  Surgery for Obesity.
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic incisional and inguinal hernia repair
  • Oesophageal and gastric cancer surgery
Dr. Tim Wright