Darwin Specialist Surgeons

Welcome to Darwin Specialist Surgeons. This is the practice of Dr Patrick Bade and Dr Kim Bade. We have been established for 25 years in the Territory, together we provide state of the art surgical techniques and considerable experience managing a broad spectrum of surgical problems. We work collaboratively. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery, hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, surgery for reflux, endoscopy or other general surgery, we hope this website is a useful resource for your journey.

Darwin Specialist Surgeons


Weight loss surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia surgery, surgical oncology & endoscopy

At Darwin Specialist Surgeons we have extensive experience and sub-specialist training in treating a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal problems including weight loss surgery, gastrointestinal cancer surgery, surgery for reflux, gallstones, hernias, gastroscopy and colonoscopy, vasectomy and more.

Weight loss Surgery

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Dr Kim Bade is passionate about bariatric surgery. He has undertaken extensive post-fellowship sub-specialist training in weight loss surgery. Kim is a member of the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) and the International Federation of the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO). He works in collaboration with dieticians, psychologists, exercise physiologists to optimise your surgical outcome. 

Anti-reflux Surgery and Hiatus Hernia

Surgery for Reflux and hiatus hernia

Gastroesophageal reflux inadequately controlled with medication can be treated effectively with laparoscopic fundoplication, or in some case gastric bypass. Hiatus hernias often predispose to reflux and can be repaired with keyhole surgery.

Gallbladder Disease & Gallstones

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is recommended in patients with symptoms due to gallstones; both to treat the symptoms and also to prevent other complications such as infection or pancreatitis. 

Abdominal wall & Hernia

Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair

Abdominal wall hernias often cause pain, discomfort and may cause other emergency complications. We use state of the art minimally invasive techniques that reduce pain and recovery time. Often this surgery can be done as a day case or overnight stay.

Gastrointestinal cancer

Surgical Oncology – Oesophagogastric & Colorectal Cancer

We have expertise in the diagnosis, management and aftercare of gastrointestinal cancer. We work in collaboration with a multi-disiplinary team including your GP, medical & radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists and other healthcare professionals to comprehensively manage your treatment. Where required we collaborate with interstate colleagues to optimise your treatment and ensure the best outcome.

Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy Services

Advanced endoscopy

Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy

Endoscopic investigations (gastroscopy or colonoscopy) are often required to diagnose problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Our surgeons are accredited by the Gastroenterological Society of Australasia (GESA) to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

Hernia Surgery Services

General Surgery

Other General Surgery

We undertake a broad spectrum of general surgical procedures; vasectomy, circumcision, excision of skin lesions & skin cancer, haemorrhoids & perianal disease.

About Us


Kim & Patrick Bade are general surgeons based in Darwin providing specialist surgical services to the Territory through appointments at Darwin Private Hospital, publicly at Royal Darwin & Palmerston Hospitals and general surgical outreach services to Katherine and Nhulunbuy.

Both Kim and Patrick are Australian trained surgeons and hold Fellowships with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. They are accredited endoscopists with the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA)

Dr Kim Bade

Dr Kim Bade

Specialist Upper GI, Bariatric & General Surgeon

Kim is a Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal surgeon originally from Darwin. He completed his medical training through Flinders University in Adelaide and then his general surgical training in Western Australia. After obtaining his general surgical fellowship in 2019 he completed 2 years post-fellowship, sub-specialist training in Bariatric, gastric, oesophageal and pancreatic surgery .

His special interests are bariatric (weight loss) surgery, anti-reflux surgery, hernia surgery, upper GI oncology and advanced endoscopy.

Dr Patrick Bade

Dr Patrick Bade

Specialist General Surgeon

Paddy is a surgeon with extensive experience in the breadth and depth of  general surgery. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Western Australia, thereafter he spent a decade in South Africa in 1980’s obtaining experience in general and trauma surgery. He went on to obtain his Australian Fellowship in 1986. 

He has an interest in colorectal and other gastrointestinal surgery, perianal disease, hernia surgery and endoscopy.

Contact Us

To make an appointment please phone or email. You will need a referral from your GP (this referral can be to addressed to any surgeon and can be used to make an appointment with the surgeon of your preference).

Consulting Suites

Ground Floor, Darwin Private Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, Darwin, NT 0810

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(08) 89206198


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