Mr Tom Bowles

Mr Tom Bowles

Great Southern Specialist Centre

General Surgeon


To book an appointment with Mr Tom Bowles, please call 08 9841 3500

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Tom grew up in country Victoria where he completed all of his schooling before moving to Melbourne for Medical School. Following completion of his degree and intern year he moved to Perth with his wife Sarah. He commenced surgical training in Perth that was based entirely on a long term aim of living and working in Albany.

Throughout his surgical training and career, this desire to promote regional and remote surgical practice as a pathway and career choice for others has been a major motivation. As a trainee he was an active voice within the Provincial Surgeons of Australia(PSA). He utilised the training opportunities this group opened up to tailor his skill set for regional work.

Upon commencing his consultancy in Albany, Tom has remained an active member of the PSA and has been the Treasurer for over 10 years as well as hosting its meeting in 2016. He has been involved at a state and national level on surgical training in regional and remote areas and how to address the ongoing shortfalls.

Professionally Tom is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has held a number of positions within the organisation.


MBBS Melbourne University 1997
Internship Austin and Repatriation Hospital Melbourne
FRACS 2006
Trauma Fellow RPH 2006
Rural Fellow (Colorectal/Endocrine) Geelong 2005


Member of Court of Examiners Royal Australian College of Surgeons (General Surgery)
Director of Surgery WA Country Health Services
Director of Surgery Albany Health Campus
Faculty of Definitive Surgical Trauma Course


WA State Committee RACS 2008-2018
Chair WA State Committee RACS 2013-15
Past Chair Rural Surgical Section RACS 2009-2013
Member Rural Surgical Section Executive 2007-2013
Faculty of Non Operative Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)
Supervisor Surgical Training Albany
Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Programme Management Committee
Supervisor Surgical Training Albany
Board in General Surgery WA 2008-2017
Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) National Committee

When not working Tom is actively involved in the Albany community and sporting organisations.

Albany Surf Life Saving Club as a patrolling member.


2017 Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) Award
2018 Certificate for Outstanding Service to the RACS WA State board
2018 Certificate of Outstanding Service for education and trainee supervision


(This list is not exhaustive, before sending a patient to Perth please contact Mr Bowles to ensure it can not be done locally)

Gastrointestinal Procedures

Insertion of percutaneous gastrostomies
Gall Bladder surgery
Large and small bowel surgery
Laparoscopic Bowel surgery
Rectal surgery (Including prolapse and cancer surgery)
Haemorrhoidal surgery
Benign anorectal diseases
Hernia surgery

Endocrine procedures

Benign and malignant thyroid surgery
Thyroglossal cysts
Parathyroid surgery

Vascular procedures

Varicose Veins
Access devices (chemotherapy ports)
Diabetic wounds, amputations
Temporal artery biopsies


Skin cancer excision
Skin Grafts, flaps
Melanoma and non melanoma skin cancer
Groin Dissection for Melanoma
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Pilonidal Sinus Surgery

Breast Surgery

Wide local excision
Sentinel Lymph Node biopsy
Axillary Dissection


Testicular cancer
Epidiymal cysts
Suprapubic catheters


Carpal Tunnel
Trigger Finger
Dupuytren’s Contracture


Ingrown Toe Nails
Adjustment of gastric Bands

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Fees and Payment

Consultations at the Great Southern Specialist Centre will be charged standard AMA rates with Medicare rebates applied.

Bulk billing is available for children (16 and under) and concession card holders ONLY.

Please be aware that consultation fees will vary depending on the type of consultation.

Please note:

Patients do not need to have Private Health Insurance to see Specialists for consultations at the Great Southern Specialist Centre.

Private health insurance does not cover outpatient medical services  which are partly covered by Medicare.


Please be aware AMA  rates  have recently changed. New prices as of April 1, 2019.

New referrals $185 (Medicare rebate $76.15)
Post operative Follow up no fee
Follow up $100(Medicare rebate $38.25)

Treatment Room Procedures

Fees will apply. Prior to your treatment, a cost estimate with be provided to you by the administration staff.


Prescription Fee

A prescription fee of $15 will apply to repeat prescription requests UNLESS prescribed by Mr Bowles


Payment Policy

The administration staff will be happy to advise you of the consultation fee upon booking an appointment over the telephone. 

Payment on the day of consultation is appreciated and we are able to submit your account online to Medicare for immediate processing of your rebate.

Surgical fees are billed directly to the Health Insurance Providers. Mr Bowles is a “No Gap” provider with all health funds and this also applies to the Specialist Anaesthetists that he uses. 


Payment Options

For your convenience, payment can be accepted by:

  • Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard
  • Cheques
  • Cash

Make an Appointment

For all appointment enquiries please contact the administration team at the Great Southern Specialist Centre

Ph: 9841 3500
or make a general inquiry through our website at

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