Understanding and support

We understand that considering surgery can be challenging for many reasons.

…we will explain every step of the way at your pace. We make sure you are fully informed and comfortable with the decision. A consultation is not an obligation…

You should never be uncertain of what to expect. You will be given comprehensive information sheets of what to expect before and after surgery. You should always feel free to call if you are not confident in this.

Locations for care

Dr Chris Couch and Dr Leigh Archer, both consult from Mandurah and Rockingham. Where surgery is indicated, it is usually through Peel Health Campus or Waikiki Private Hospital, though there are occasions where care is best given in SJOG Murdoch or Hollywood Private Hospital.

Dr Chris Couch and
Dr Leigh Archer

“Caring and approachable”

We are a surgical practice focused on the needs of the Rockingham and Mandurah communities. Our vision is to facilitate quality and compassionate surgical services locally, minimising the need for travel to Perth. We are committed to consulting with patients close to home and where safe, to complete their investigations and treatment here also.

Dr Christopher Couch has practiced in these communities for decades and is the founding surgeon of the practice. Through partnership we are committed to continuing his fine work. Local GP’s are included in all aspects of care  and we are always pleased to be contacted to discuss concerns. We are willing to share our specialist approach at educational sessions and eager to understand different perspectives.

A team of multiple disciplines

The practice has grown over the years to now include multiple surgeons, a bariatric physician and allied health members. Our surgeons can offer a broad range of technical options to treat your conditions, including minimally invasive, endoscopic or traditional open procedures. These skills have been developed through decades of practise and sub-specialty training supported by continuous pursuit for excellence.

Our focus is on health promotion, disease minimisation and rational approach to intervention. We provide expert assessment for a range of conditions, consideration and explanation of treatment options and an individualised treatment plan.

Our approach to weight loss

At Perth Obesity Surgery, we are interested in long term success. You will get the weight off through proven methods provided with expertise, but keep it off through engagement with our practice and continuing healthy life choices. This means seeing us not only for checkups but to continue the care even after the wounds have healed. Our non surgical experts have the tools to keep you in control now and into the future.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to achieve best health outcomes, considering all weight loss options focused on the individual. Our service includes a bariatric physician, dietitian and psychologist all focused on enhancing your long-term success. We recommend you build a relationship with a trainer or exercise physiologist that suits you and we can help put you in touch.

Some patients want to discuss weight loss options without having surgery and that is ok too. We are a weight loss clinic staffed by experts who have spent time to understand the techniques proven by science to empower your body to perform at its best.

Your wellbeing is our priority

Our vision is to bring a comprehensive surgical service, to the region, able to manage its surgical needs. Collaboration, teamwork and levelled approach allow us to work with colleagues from our professional networks in order to help patients and GP’s with most of their problems. Where our skillset isn’t the best for a patient’s issues, we will work with the patient to link them in with the specialist who has what they need. Where possible, this will also be in the Mandurah and Rockingham regions.

Perth Obesity Surgery and Southern Surgical Care

Weight loss surgery is only one part of what we do! We provide a comprehensive surgical service for the Mandurah and Rockingham communities.

Southern Surgical Care is a practice, set up to manage most surgical problems for the community while Perth Obesity Surgery is the part focused on helping with obesity and its related diseases. The two services are run from the same consulting rooms with the same staff members and the same attention to the patient’s needs. Because of this, our surgeons are able to discuss any concerns related to surgery, not just those related to Bariatric procedures.

You should always feel free to ask any question and clarify any uncertainty!

Southern Surgical Care

Waikiki Specialist Centre

221 Willmott Drive, Waikiki, Western Australia. 6169

Mandurah Marina Consulting Suites

38 Spinnaker Quay, Mandurah, Western Australia. 6169

Dr Leigh Archer


  • Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon
  • Performs sleeve gastrectomy and bypass procedures
  • Expert on complexity of obesity cycle
  • Interventional endoscopist
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Dr Chris Couch


  • Laparoscopic and General Surgeon
  • Performs gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy
  • Founding Surgeon of Perth Obesity Surgery
  • Proven success through decades of practise
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