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Dr Andrew Russell | Capricorn Bariatric & General Surgery

Dr Andrew Russell



General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr Andrew Russell was originally a Brisbane boy, schooled at Nudgee College and obtained his medical degree at the University of Queensland Medical School. He undertook his advanced surgical training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, with a one-year rotation to Rockhampton Hospital (1986), where he met and subsequently married his beautiful wife, Frances. After completing his surgical training and becoming a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, he took a position at Basingstoke Hospital, Hampshire and moved to England with Frances and their 2yr old son Alex, to broaden and strengthen his surgical skills. They returned to Brisbane at the end of 1991, where he worked as Director of Surgery at the QE2 Jubilee Hospital, and was also a senior lecturer in Surgery for the University of Queensland. In 1993, for family and personal reasons (he loves the place!), they moved to Rockhampton. They raised their three children Alex, Dominic and Georgiana here and are heavily involved in their local community. He has built a large, busy private surgical practice at the Mater Hospital being a General Surgeon with extensive experience in Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy and also Weight Loss Surgery, which he has practised since 1998. He prides himself on the care that he provides to his patients, helping them achieve the best possible outcome for their particular health issue. Away from Surgery, he loves family, cycling and golf!

Dr Andrew Russell’s practice is located at Suite 3, Mater Medical Centre, and operates out of Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton.

Meegan RN | Capricorn Bariatric & General Surgery

Meegan RN

Bariatric & Clinic Nurse

Meegan is a registered nurse with a background in the operating rooms. She has been involved with the practice since 1998 assisting with the management of bariatric patients during this time. She began full time employment with Capricorn Bariatric & General Surgery in 2008 and has been assisting Dr Andrew Russell in theatre since 2016. Meegan’s roles include conducting the first appointment, (the bariatric assessment) in which a full history is taken and a wealth of information is given. She then walks the patients through their upcoming surgery and ensures they are prepared for what is to come. Meegan is able to provide advice and reassure patients before and after their surgery. Meegan has had 38+ years of nursing experience and has a particular interest in helping improve the health and quality of our patients' lives and well-being after all types of surgery.

Georgia | Capricorn Bariatric & General Surgery


Practice Manager

Georgia has extensive experience and knowledge of medical administration and office management. She has great interpersonal skills and her attention to detail enables her to provide an efficient service on our reception desk as well as with many other practice jobs. Her pleasant disposition and friendly nature ensure our patients always feel welcome and cared for at all times.

Catherine RN | Capricorn Bariatric & General Surgery


Administration Officer

Catherine has been a vital part of our team for 15+ years. Catherine happily assists patients with any enquiries or concerns they may have. Catherine’s aim is to ensure that all patients and families experience an empathic, professional and welcoming experience from their first contact with our rooms.

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