Dr. Leigh Archer

Dr Archer is a specialist in Bariatric and Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery. He has practised in the discipline, for over a decade and treated thousands of patients throughout NSW and WA.

He is a recognised fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australia and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Surgery Association, Australia and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgical Society and the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity.

After completing his medical degree and junior doctor years in Sydney, Dr Archer relocated permanently to WA for commencement of surgical training. Following appointment into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons he commenced a Fellowship with the Australia and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA).

Advanced Oesophago-gastric and Bariatric Fellowships

Dr Archer completed a two year fellowship program on Oesophagogastric surgery.

This included one year at Concord Repatriation General Hospital which is renowned across the country for it’s Upper GI training. Hundreds of procedures were performed in this very busy bariatric unit, supervised by pioneering surgeons such as Craig Taylor, David Martin and David Joseph.

  • Anti reflux + hiatus hernia surgery with world renowned surgeon Professor Gregory Falk, and
  • Advanced bariatrics including one anastomosis gastric bypass (mini).

The second year of fellowship was completed at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Half of WA upper GI malignancies are managed through this unit and it is also one of only two publically funded bariatric units in the state.

Through these years, Dr Archer has developed many skills including interventional endoscopy and minimally invasive management techniques.

Education and Publications

Mr Archer has published multiple papers and participated in trials related to surgical oncology and upper GI disease. He has facilitated international surgical audits and spoken at international meetings. Mentoring and education have been demonstrated through roles with University of
Sydney, University of Notre Dame and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trainees’ Association. He has a relaxed and approachable teaching style, promoting discussion and audience participation.


When not looking after his patients, Leigh can usually be found with his wife and two kids. He has a strong interest in sailing small performance boats and keeps fit through cross training. He is caring and thoughtful with a passion for Closing the Gap on indigenous health inequality.