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
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)
Insertion of percutaneous gastrostomies
Gall Bladder surgery
Large and small bowel surgery
Laparoscopic Bowel surgery
Rectal surgery (Including prolapse and cancer surgery)
Benign anorectal diseases
Benign and malignant thyroid surgery
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
Pilonidal Sinus Surgery
Wide local excision
Sentinel Lymph Node biopsy
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.
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.
A prescription fee of $15 will apply to repeat prescription requests UNLESS prescribed by Mr Bowles
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.
For your convenience, payment can be accepted by:
- Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard