Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast surgeon Dr James Askew consults in Birtinya and operates at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.

Dr James Askew’s consulting rooms are located within the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, Birtinya (near Kawana). Here he provides a comprehensive surgical weight loss program. Dr Askew is experienced in performing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypasses (both the mini- and the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) as well as revision metabolic surgery. His weight loss program includes in-house dietitian and psychology support to help you realise your goals. Telehealth appointments are available with all our team members if you are unable to attend the rooms in person.

The Birtinya bariatric clinic team adhere to the shared philosophies of a comprehensive, team-based approach to surgery and support for metabolic disease which define Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast. Are you considering weight loss surgery, or simply want to know more about your options for overcome obesity? James is happy to have a no-obligation consultation with you. Call his team below to make an appointment.

Dr James Askew

James Askew Medical

Where are you?

Suite 7, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital,
3 Doherty St,
Birtinya, QLD 4575

How do I book?


Ph 07 5408 8721

Fax a Referral

07 5408 8722


Opening hours

Monday – Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm

Drop us a Line

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The Birtinya Bariatric Clinic Team

Dr James Askew

General Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon


Dr James Askew is an experienced Queensland-trained General and Bariatric Surgeon based on the Sunshine Coast. He has been operating at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital (SCUPH) since its opening in 2014

James recognises that optimal long term results are achieved when a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss is adopted.

Our comprehensive care program includes in-house dietitians, psychologist and patient support staff to help you achieve your goals.

James graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003 (BSc, MBBS) and obtained his FRACS (Fellow Royal Australian College of Surgeons) in 2010. James was selected onto the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association post-fellowship training program, which enabled further training in Bariatric and Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery in New Zealand and Melbourne.

With the opening of the hospital precinct at Kawana, James relocated to the Sunshine Coast with his family. He is the General Surgical Representative for the Medical Advisory Committee as well as the principal investigator for the Bariatric Surgical Registry at SCUPH. James regularly attends conferences and clinical immersions to ensure his practice and knowledge is current with the latest techniques.

He and his team are committed to providing a friendly and approachable environment to help you feel at ease.

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Allied health professionals we work alongside


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Kate Stoker

Dietitian and Nutritionist

APD, AN. B. Nutrition & Dietetics

About Kate
Kate’s passion for dietetics began at an early age when she was diagnosed with food intolerances. She understands the struggle behind implementing dietary and lifestyle changes and strives to provide support, understanding and strategies for people with chronic health conditions, such as food allergies and intolerances.
Kate is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and owner of Simply Nutrition Dietitians, which she established in 2011. It has now grown to cover 13 clinic locations from Gympie to North Brisbane and includes a team of dietitians to support the health of the local community.
Kate’s approach to dietary advice for bariatric surgery is to ensure that you feel supported and she takes the time to listen and understand what you need and want out of your upcoming surgery. She provides through and individual dietary advice for each patient by taking the time to find out what is important to you and by explaining your dietary needs both pre and post-operatively.
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Bethany Bambrick



About Bethany

Bethany is an accredited practising dietitian and loves helping patients through their bariatric surgery journey. Her passion for wanting to become a dietitian started by wanting to combine her love of food with helping people. She is passionate about helping others improve their overall health and supporting patients throughout their journey. Bethany always makes an effort to ensure that others feel understood and listened to.

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Nicola Moine

Psychology Registrar


About Nicola

Nicola completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. As a psychologist, Nicola incorporates both cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment-based therapy frameworks into her treatment approach and has a strong commitment to evidence-based practice. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her work and has experience in treating anxiety disorders (including specific phobias, social anxiety and generalised anxiety), depression, addictions and eating disorders. Nicola has also provided psychological treatment to individuals in palliative care.

Nicky’s special interests include relationship difficulties, assisting individuals to develop emotion regulation skills and resilience building. She has experience working across the lifespan and primarily works with adolescences, adults, and couples. Her supportive and warm approach allows people to feel comfortable while engaging in treatment and working towards their therapeutic goals.

How can we help you?

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