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Our Bariatric Surgeons

MedSurg Weight Loss works closely with our Surgical Practice Partner – ‘Total Upper GI Surgery.’ Dr Paige Lanyon-Roberts has worked alongside Dr David Mitchell, Dr Kevin Chan and Dr Robert Finch for many years as their Surgical Assistant and referral partner. Our Medical, Surgical and Allied Health Practitioners have formed a highly professional and exceptional quality multidisciplinary care team for our Bariatric Surgical patients. Collectively we provide comprehensive, respectful and meticulous care of the highest standard to all of our patients, ensuring that every patient receives the support they need throughout their surgical weight loss journey. Dr Mitchell, Dr Chan and Dr Finch are also highly regarded General, Upper GI and Oesophageal Cancer Surgeons. 

Dr David Mitchell - MedSurg Weight Loss in Brisbane, QLD

Dr David Mitchell


Dr Mitchell is a Queensland trained General, Upper Gastro-intestinal & Bariatric Surgeon. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Medical Science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), David undertook his Medical Degree at the University of Queensland, which he completed in 2007. David commenced General Surgery training at The Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in 2011. Following completion of his Fellowship (FRACS) in 2015, David underwent sub-speciality training in Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery. David completed his first year at one of Australia’s leading Upper Gastro-intestinal and Bariatrics Centres, Concord Hospital in Sydney.

David was then accepted onto the official Australian & New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association (AANZGOSA) fellowship training program. He completed two further years of fellowship training at the Royal North Shore Hospital (Sydney) and The Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (Brisbane). During this time, David furthered his interest in advanced oesophago-gastric cancer, reflux and bariatric surgery. During David’s final year of training, he held the position of University of Queensland Surgical Fellow, continuing his interest in teaching junior doctors and medical students.

David is currently appointed as an Upper Gastro-intestinal & Bariatric Surgeon at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, where he is part of both the Bariatric and Upper Gastro-intestinal Cancer Multi-disciplinary Teams. David is a passionate general surgeon who actively participates in on-call general and trauma surgery. He is a member of AANZGOSA and ANZMOSS and has published and presented on oeosophageal cancer, reflux and bariatric outcomes both nationally and internationally.

David is currently the Director of General Surgery Training at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and a current member of the AANZGOSA Training Board. He is a member of the Statewide Bariatric Service Clinical and Operational Reference Group (CORG). David consults and operates at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, The Wesley Hospital and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital.

Dr Kevin Chan


Dr Chan completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Queensland in 2003. He trained and worked as a pharmacist prior to completing his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of Queensland in 2008. He began General Surgery Training in Queensland in 2011 through the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and its affiliated hospitals. Once he completed his General Surgery Fellowship in 2015, he underwent further training in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery with the Upper Gastrointestinal / Hepatobiliary Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Kevin was subsequently accepted onto the highly competitive Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (AANZGOSA) post-fellowship training program. During this time he gained extensive experience in Advanced Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and Concord Repatriation General Hospital Sydney.

He returned to Brisbane where he started Total Upper GI Surgery with like-minded surgeons who aim to provide their patients with exceptional care in the fields of weight loss, reflux, oesophagogastric cancer and general surgery. Kevin’s special areas of interest include reflux surgery, upper gastrointestinal oncology and bariatric surgery.

He is a member of AANZGOSA, ANZMOSS and GSA and continues to keep abreast with developments in upper gastrointestinal surgery and bariatric surgery by attending local and international conferences.

He currently holds a VMO post at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and he consults and operates at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside (Chermside) and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital (Spring Hill).

Dr Kevin Chan - MedSurg Weight Loss in Brisbane, QLD
Dr Robert Finch - MedSurg Weight Loss in Brisbane, QLD

Dr Robert Finch


Dr Finch is a consultant surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is a visiting surgeon at a number of private hospitals including St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and the Wesley Hospital. He is chairman of the morbidity and mortality committee and a clinical supervisor at the RBWH. He has a university appointment at the University of Queensland as a clinical lecturer in surgery and is actively involved in teaching medical students, junior doctors and surgical trainees.

Dr Finch is an enthusiastic upper gastrointestinal surgeon who actively participates in general on call and acute surgery. His extensive subspecialty training completed in Australia and abroad has allowed him to develop a subspecialty practice as well. His area of subspecialty expertise encompasses upper gastrointestinal surgery including surgery for weight loss and reflux. This surgical repertoire includes benign and malignant disease and all malignant conditions are approached in a multidisciplinary way, with involvement of other specialists such as oncologists where this is required. Dr Finch is an advanced laparoscopic surgeon and where appropriate keyhole surgical techniques will be applied.

Dr Finch has a commitment to the highest standards of clinical surgery. This includes the technical aspects of surgery, pre-operative planning and post-operative care. He is a regular participant and speaker at national and international meetings and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand sub specialty societies for upper gastrointestinal surgery. Previously Dr Finch has provided surgical outreach services to Longreach Hospital. He is happy to consult on acute surgical cases and elective surgical problems and is involved in a group practice that ensures high levels of cover for all patients 365 days a year.