About Us

Our Surgeons

  • Dr. Shirhan Ho
  • Dr. Frank Stening

Dr. Shirhan Ho grew up in Sydney and did all his medical training there, initially in medical school through Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and later through St Vincent’s Hospital. He became a general surgeon in Bowral so that he could provide personalized service to a small, local community. He feels that his involvement in the Bowral Bariatric Centre complements this as obesity is becoming a serious health issue affecting a significant portion of the community.

Dr Shirhan Ho

Medical School: University of Sydney 1988-1993

MBBS (Hons) 1994
FRACS 2001
A.Mus.A (Violin, Piano) 1986

Registration: NSW Medical Board

Speciality: General Surgery, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery, Endoscopy

Professional Memberships: AMA

Current Appointments (Public Hospital): Bowral and District Hospital

Particular Interests:
Laparoscopic Surgery
Lapband Surgery for Obesity
Skin Cancer Surgery

Dr. Frank Stening is an experienced laparoscopic surgeon with a specific interest in upper GI surgery.

Medical School: Sydney University

Qualifications: MBBS 1962

Post Graduate: FRACS 1966

Registration: NSW Medical Board

Speciality: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Professional Memberships:
Australian Medical Association
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Surgeons
John Loewenthal Society
Asian Association of Surgeons

Current Appointments (Public Hospital): Nil

Particular Interests:
Laparoscopic Surgery
Lap Band Surgery for Obesity

Our Staff

  • Dr Simon Grant FRACP, Endocrinologist
  • Dr Sarah Esslemont GP, Special interest in obesity management