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Suites 6 & 7, St John of God Hospital 1 Clayton Street, Midland, WA 6056

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About Us

Our surgeons Ruwan and Palan are a highly experienced and  professional team with a combined experience of 40 years in managing gallbladder and hernia problems.

We specialise in all conditions relating to hernia and gallbladder. The surgical procedures offered are performed laparoscopically (key-hole) or by open procedure. We also offer latest techniques such as component separation and injection of Botox for complicated large hernias.

Midland Hernia and Gallbladder Clinic is a specialist private practice conveniently located within St John of God Midland Private Hospital. As the specialist practice is located within the St John of God Midland Hospital, pathology and radiology services are conveniently available within the same premises.

Patients can be seen and assessed in our clinic within 2 weeks with surgery offered within weeks if required.

The surgical procedures will be performed without a gap (no gap) by the surgeons and anaesthetists for privately insured patients. This means there will not be any extra cost charged to patients by the surgeons and anaesthetists.

Mr Ruwan Wijesuriya

Ruwan is a Consultant in General Surgery at St John of God Public and Private Hospital in Midland.

He also has an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

Ruwan underwent undergraduate and basic surgical training in Sri Lanka. He completed his higher surgical training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in

  • General Surgery;
  • Hepatobiliary; and
  • Liver Transplantation

After completing his training in Australia, Ruwan worked as a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Transplant surgeon in Sri Lanka for 3 years. His team was recognized for completing the first ever successful living donor liver transplantation in Sri Lanka. Ruwan performs a variety of general surgical operations.

In addition to his clinical work, Ruwan is a clinical teacher and an examiner for trainee surgeons and medical students from University of Notre Dame and Curtin University.

Ruwan is a keen researcher and has published widely in peer reviewed international journals.

Ruwan is an avid traveler in his free time and a nature photographer.


Bachelor Medicine Bachelor Surgery (MBBS)

Master of Surgery (MS) University of Columbus, Sri Lanka

FCSSL (College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka)

MRCS (Member of Royal College of Surgeons, England )

FRACS (Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)

Teaching Positions

Adjunct Associate Professor University of Notre Dame

Examinor in the Universities of Notre Dame and Curtin

Instructor at CTEC for surgical education


English, Singhalese


Mr Palan Thirunavukkarasu

Palan is an Australian trained surgeon. He completed his medical degree in India and his internship in Malaysia. He moved to Perth  in 2004 and completed his surgical training and fellowship in General Surgery. Palan then completed his advanced surgical training in

  • General Surgery; and
  • Breast Oncoplasty

at Perth’s tertiary hospitals.

Palan is a Consultant General Surgeon at St John of God Hospital in Midland and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. 

Palan is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

He is an enthusiastic mentor. Palan is heavily involved in training surgical fellows, trainees and medical students from UWA, Curtin University and Notre Dame University.

Palan provides the highest level of surgical expertise. He is well known for his empathy and compassionate care towards his patients.

When not working hard for his patients, Palan enjoys spending time with his family (including his 3 cats and golden retriever) and sleeping.


Bachelor Medicine Bachelor Surgery (MBBS)

Post Graduate

  • MRCS (Member of Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland)
  • Associate Member of  BreastSurgANZ (Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand)
  • FRACS (Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer University of Notre Dame
  • Instructor for General Surgery Trainee Workshops
  • Instructor for Oncoplastic Surgery Courses
  • Examiner for Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL)
  • Examiner for UWA and Notre Dame medical students


English, Tamil, Malay

Ashleigh Grimstone

Ashleigh is an experienced medical secretary enroute to becoming a practice manager. She manages our practice and is responsible for all appointment scheduling, theatre bookings, accounts, patient liaisons, correspondence, and providing information and financial consent for surgical procedures.
Ashleigh endeavours to treat all patients with respect, kindness and excellent quality care. She will assist to provide an informative, comprehensive and supportive experience for all patients.

Apryl Simonaitis

Apryl is our  practice receptionist.  She has extensive working experience in medical administration. Apryl will always assist you with appointments and surgical bookings.