Associate Professor Mo Ballal
Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon
MD, FRCSEd, FRACS, MPhi
Being able to fix a problem that will have a significant positive impact on someone’s life, that’s what inspired me to become a doctor
Mo is a highly trained Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgeon, having completed his training under some of the world’s leaders in both General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. Mo embarked on his journey to become a surgeon at the prestigious Hacettepe School of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. Having completed his medical degree in 1997, Mo was offered the opportunity to train as a general surgeon in Liverpool – UK, in the highly competitive and world-renowned general surgery program. Mo successfully completed his general surgery training and was admitted to the United Kingdom’s governing body as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons – Edinburgh in 2009.
Following his qualification in General Surgery, Mo further enhanced his skills by relocating to Perth, Western Australia to complete additional surgical training in the field of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery with Professor David Fletcher, and his team including Mr Krishna Epari and Mr Alan Thomas. Mo completed this intensive training in 2012 and was subsequently admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) as a specialist in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Due to highly specialised skills, Mo was offered the opportunity to join the Fremantle Hospital Upper GI Unit as a consultant surgeon and continues to hold this position today at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch, Western Australia.
Mo combines his love for learning by maintaining his public appointment, conducting research in conjunction with universities and honing and teaching our future general surgeons their skills. He combines this with his private practice at Upper GI West, located in the Wexford Medical Centre, Murdoch, Western Australia.
Mo is fluent in Turkish, Arabic and English.
After completing my medical degree in 1997, I was offered the opportunity to train as a general surgeon in Liverpool – UK. After successfully completing my general surgery training, I was admitted to the United Kingdom’s governing body as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons – Edinburgh in 2009.
Types of surgery
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) (1997)
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh FRCSEd(Gen.Surg) (2009)
- Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS (2012)
- Masters of Philosophy (2018)
Memberships and Roles
- Australia and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery ANZGOSA
- Australia and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association Inc ANZHPBA
- The International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
- Asian-Pacific Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (A-PHPBA)
- The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)
- Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
- International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)
- British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
- Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
- European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
CURRENT APPOINTMENTS (PUBLIC HOSPITAL)
- Associate Professor – School of Surgery, University of Western Australia, Perth (2011 – Present)
- Consultant Upper GI/HPB and General Surgeon – Fremantle and Kaleeya Hospitals (2011 – 2015)
- Consultant Upper GI/HPB and General Surgeon – Fiona Stanley Hospital (2015 – Present)
PRIVATE HOSPITAL (VISITING RIGHTS)
- SJOG Hospital, Murdoch