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(MBBS, FRACS, IFASMBS) Minimal Invasive Surgeon , Advanced Laparoscopy & Bariatrics


About Dr. Ravi Rao

Dr. Ravi Rao is a pioneering bariatric surgeon with a remarkable record of success in weight-loss, general surgery, and revisional procedures. Dr. Rao leads our team and personally ensures that every patient at Perth Surgical & Bariatrics receives world-class treatment, safety and care.

In addition to specializing in various minimally-invasive bariatric procedures like the Sleeve gastrectomy, various gastric bypass procedures like the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, SIPS (SADI-S) Surgery etc and revisional bariatric surgical operations, Dr. Rao performs Abdominoplasty and Brachioplasty for his weight loss patients. Dr. Rao also performs laparoscopic general surgeries such as gall bladder surgery, all types of complex abdominal hernias, fundoplications or antireflux surgery.

Dr. Rao is a GESA accredited endoscopist and performs gastroscopy and colonoscopies.

Dr. Ravi Rao


Dr. Ravi Rao has been awarded “Surgeon of Excellence” for 2017-2020 by Surgical review corporation, USA. Dr. Rao has received the recognition for demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care.


Surgeon of Excellence Metabolic and Bariatric SurgerySurgeon of Excellence (SOE)

commendation for safe and high-quality surgical care, Dr. Ravi has demonstrated that he meets the requirements for delivery of high-quality perioperative and long term follow-up care for his patients.
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WhatClinic Customer Service AwardWhatClinic Customer Service award for
treatment excellence, patient satisfaction, transparency and respect for patients.


Laparoscopic Transcystic Common Bile Duct Exploration

Rao RS, Webber L, Fletcher D, Ballal M. at 81st Annual Scientific Congress, RACS
Kuala Lumpur May 2012

Endoscopic Total Thyroidectomy

Rao RS, Duncan TD In JSLS / PMID: 20202393
2009 Oct- Dec 13(4) : 522-7

Botulinum toxin for treatment of non-neurogenic bladders in children – a case series

Rao RS, Barker AB In BJU International. Vol. 97 Issue S1 Page 23-23
March 2006

Management of Blunt Abdominal Trauma

A prospective 2year Study between 1995-1997, A Dissertation In Partial fulfillment for the Award of Diplomate of National Board, General Surgery, accepted by The National Board of Examinations
New Delhi, India

Botulinum toxin for treatment of non-neurogenic bladders in children – a case series

At Royal Australasian College of Urology Conference Brisbane March 2006

Botox and Paediatric Incontinence

At International conference of Paediatric Surgeons Bangalore India, October 2005

Epidemiology of Vascular Trauma

In Western Australia – 10 year study

Comparison Between Onlay and Inlay Mesh Repair

At IASA conference State ChapterIndia, September 1998

Award Paper

At Association of Surgeons India
Karnataka Chapter, India, July 1997

Management of pleomorphic adenomas – superficial parotidectomies

A Case Series, AWARD PAPER , Indian Association Of Surgeons Conference
India, March 1996

At Appendicectomy – Laparoscopic or open

At Continuing Medical education, National Surgical conference, KIMS
Bangalore India, July 1995


Suchitra Rao,  Practice Manager

Bheemasenachar Prasad

Dr. Bheemasenachar Prasad, Anaesthetist

Dr Paul Young,

Stevie Raymond

Stevie Raymond,

Paul Cosentino

Dr. Paul Cosentino,

Edward Velzeboer

Dr. Edward Velzeboer,