Meet your Perth Upper GI Surgery specialist.

Perth Upper GI is now situated in Duncraig opposite Glengarry Private Hospital in the Glengarry Specialist Centre.

About Perth Upper GI


We’re here to help


Surgery of any kind can be daunting. At Perth Upper GI, we understand this and walk you through the whole process so you know what to expect.


We perform these procedures on a daily basis and can advise on the best option for your particular circumstances. You should feel 100% comfortable in your choice of surgeon and operation, so we’re here to answer any questions you have about your procedure.




What to expect


After your initial consultation, we’ll make arrangements for your subsequent allied health consultations and surgery. You’ll be given comprehensive guidelines for pre and post-surgical care. We’re here every step of the way.


Your surgeon – Mr Michael Tan – operates at the following locations:

  • Hollywood Private Hospital

  • Glengarry Private Hospital

  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

  • Osborne Park Hospital

Meet the team


Mr Michael Tan BMBS B. Pharm (Hons) FRACS

General, Upper Gastro-intestinal and Bariatric surgeon


Specialising in all aspects of general and upper gastrointestinal surgery including:


Oesophageal, Gastric and Pancreatic cancer management.

Bariatric Surgery

Gallbladder and Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery and Hiatus Hernia Surgery

Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy


Qualifications and Training

After graduating from Curtin University as a pharmacist, Mr Tan changed his career path, gaining entry into post-graduate medicine at Flinders University in South Australia.


Following graduation, Mr Tan returned to Perth for an internship at Fremantle Hospital and started general surgical training, rotating through all the major teaching hospitals in Perth.


On completion of subspecialty training in general surgery, Mr Tan took another three years of post fellowship training in upper gastrointestinal surgery. His first year was at Fremantle Hospital before training with the Australian and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Surgery Association program for two years. During this time, Mr Tan worked with the the only bariatric centre of excellence in Australia - St George Hospital – Sydney and The Austin Hospital in Melbourne. 

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Mr Jonathan Foo - MBChB MFSTEd PhD FRCS(Edinburgh) FRACS

General, Upper Gastro-intestinal and Bariatric Surgeon


Oesophageal and gastric cancer management.


Bariatric Surgery


Gallbladder and Hernia Surgery


Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and hiatus hernia repair



Qualifications and Training

Jonathan is a specialist upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and at Hollywood Private HospitaI. He provides dedicated care for pathologies such as reflux, hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease and abdominal wall hernias. He has a particular interest in gastro-oesopahgeal cancer and bariatric surgery. 


In 2004 he completed his medical degree in New Zealand 4 and undertook a PhD in bariatric surgery and gut peptide physiology for which he was the recipient of the prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. His thesis was awarded the University of Otago Basic Science PhD prize and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Sir Louis Barnett research prize. 


He continued formal post-fellowship training in Upper GI/Bariatric surgery with the College of Surgeons ANZGOSA program. He undertook three years of high-volume advanced/laparoscopic oesophagogastric and bariatric fellowships at Sir Charles Gairdner, then with Mr Ahmad Aly at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne and finally as a senior fellow with Professor Michael Griffin at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in the United Kingdom in one of the highest volume oesophago-gastric units in the world. 


As a consultant surgeon, Jonathan values the critical importance of surgical excellence and your quality of life following surgery. 

Dr Harmeet Aneja, Dr David Law, and Dr Byrne Redgrave

Specialist Anaesthetists


With surgery comes anaesthetic and Mr Tan places his patient care in the capable and experienced hands of Dr Aneja, Dr Law, and Dr Redgrave


Your anaesthetist will be able to talk you through this part of the procedure, what’s required and your pre and
post-operative expectations.

Are you ready to take the next step?


Contact Perth Upper GI now to arrange a consultation.

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