Our Mission


The Liver Centre WA provides exceptional health care in a committed, caring and multidisciplinary environment.

Our team of Hepatologists, Liver Surgeons and Dietitians can develop effective treatment plans for all aspects of liver treatment and disease in both adults and children. Other specialists such as Immunologists and Virologists, Pathology experts, Radiologists and Oncologists may, as required, assist us in developing a personalised treatment plan to meet each of our patient’s unique requirements.

Care

We treat every patient, their family and their loved ones with absolute kindness and care and strive to understand each patient’s needs through attentive and trusted communication.


Trust

Our patients each receive a personalised and caring experience throughout their professional relationship with our practice.

Excellence

The Liver Centre WA is a multidisciplinary practice of world-class excellence, providing a comprehensive range of investigative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for all patients.


Connected

Our patients and medical colleagues feedback to us time and time again that the care and friendliness from our staff is the best they have seen. Our team of staff are 100% committed to their patients and they each love what they do. It’s that simple.

Committed

Our guiding principle has always been to deliver exceptional patient care in a safe and professional environment. We believe that your life is for living and your health is your life. Our staff are absolutely committed to ensuring your experience at our practice is the highest quality and remain at your service long-term, as required.

Our Team

Prof Luc Delrivière

Professor Luc Delrivière (UWA) is the Senior Surgeon for liver transplant and hepato-biliary surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital since 2004. His work has played a major role in the expansion of liver and kidney transplant programs in WA, with activity in both areas having now more than doubled. He is involved in clinical and experimental research programs at the Harry Perkins Institute.

His extensive training in general surgery and cutting edge transplant/hepato-biliary specialisation were completed in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo, Brisbane, King’s College Hospital in London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge between 1989 and 2004.  He has been involved in over 1,000 liver transplants throughout his career.

Prof Delrivière performs the most advanced and safe liver, bile duct, gallbladder, hernia and pancreas surgery at St John of God in Subiaco. His clinical approach is multidisciplinary and involves colleague oncologists, gastroentrolologists, hepatologists and interventional radiologists.

Professor Delrivière’s highly specialised surgical skills, developed in such a challenging specialty as liver transplantation, are offered to all patients – whatever the indication of their surgery may be.

In 2013 Professor Delrivière established “The Liver Centre” and “The Hernia Gallbladder Centre”. The  team has since expanded and now offers highly specialised surgery for all upper abdominal organs. 

The team is now known as The Surgeons Collective which gives patients the benefit of a unique and centralised group including leading surgeons, specialist hepatologists (liver physicians), gastro-enterologists and dietitians.

* English and French speaking

Prof Gary Jeffrey

Winthrop Professor Gary Jeffrey is Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia, Medical Director of the West Australian Liver Transplantation Service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Chairman of the Liver Foundation of Western Australia. He and co-investigators were awarded the 2006 WA Inventor of the year award for creating the ‘Hepascore’ which is a serum model of liver fibrosis. This is now used worldwide including in the United States, France and Australia. In addition to his clinical and teaching roles, his research interests are diverse and include the role of iron in preservation injury in the isolated donor liver, mechanisms of HCV viral resistance, clinical studies in liver fibrosis, liver transplantation and HCC.

Dr Michael Wallace

Dr Michael Wallace is a consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in Perth and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where his research areas included hepatocellular carcinoma and the treatment of liver fibrosis. He is enrolled in a PhD program part-time at the University of Western Australia where his main research areas include describing the growing incidence of hepatocellular cancer in Western Australia and using PET scans to predict outcomes for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr Wallace has a broad interest in the management of all liver diseases with a particular focus on the management of hepatocellular carcinoma and other liver cancers, liver transplantation, fatty liver disease and autoimmune liver disease.

Dr Wallace is accredited to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTRE) and receives referrals for direct access endoscopy including for colorectal cancer screening.

Mr Suresh Navadgi

Mr Suresh Navadgi is a consultant surgeon specialising in Upper GI-Hepato-biliary Surgery and General Surgery. He is affiliated with Royal Perth Hospital as an Upper GI and Hepato-biliary Surgeon as well as at Fiona Stanley Hospital as a Renal Transplant Surgeon.

Mr Navadgi specialises in complex laparoscopic Upper GI surgery for benign conditions such as reflux, hiatus hernia, bile duct stones, splenectomy. He also performs state of the art minimal invasive and open liver and pancreatic surgery and liver ablation for primary and metastatic cancers. Mr Navadgi also performs general surgery procedures routinely such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, groin and ventral hernia repairs.

Having completed his initial general surgery training through Mumbai University, he did a three -year Fellowship in Surgical oncology (Cancer surgery) at The Tata Memorial Cancer Centre which is the leading tertiary cancer referral centre for South-East Asia. He visited the Memorial -Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York and University of Heidelberg in Germany during his fellowship. He has trained with mentors who are world leaders in Hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgery and has a vast surgical experience in this complex field.

He moved to Australia in 2008 and obtained the Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgery in 2012. Subsequently, he has completed subspecialty training in Upper GI and Hepatobiliary surgery in Melbourne and solid organ Transplant Fellowship in Auckland. He was awarded the ANZHPBA fellowship and the ‘Padbury trophy” for excelling the fellowship exams.

Mr Navadgi has scientific publications in several peer-reviewed journals and is actively involved with the Australian College of Surgeons in training the future surgical trainees.

Mr Siva Sundararajan

Mr Siva Sundararajan is a qualified general and obesity surgeon. His main areas of interest are weight loss surgery, gall bladder and hernia surgery. To ensure that the best possible care is provided to his patients, he has undertaken extensive training in the UK, Australia and Europe.

Siva was born in India and migrated to Singapore where he completed his school education. He then served in the Singapore Armed Forces as a combat medic before moving to the UK to study medicine. Siva graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 2003. After starting surgical training in the UK, he migrated to Australia. There he completed many years of surgical training and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016.

To pursue his interest in obesity surgery, he spent a year at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne in a high volume bariatric surgery unit with expert surgeons. His mentors there were the first in Australia to perform robotic bariatric surgery and had pioneered obesity surgery in Australia. Siva then went to Belgium to work with Dr Bruno Dillemans, a world-renowned surgeon in complex obesity surgery to fine tune his skills. In their bariatric centre in Bruges, they have performed over 10,000 gastric bypasses and have surgeons from all over the world coming to obtain expertise in complex obesity surgery.

Mr Ruwan Wijesuriya

Mr Ruwan Wijesuriya is a consultant in General Surgery, at St John of God Public and Private hospital in Midland. He underwent undergraduate and basic surgical training in Sri Lanka. His higher surgical training was at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, in General surgery, hepatobiliary and liver transplantation. On completion of his training in Australia he worked as a consultant hepatobiliary and transplant surgeon in Sri Lanka for a period of 3 years and the team he lead had the honour of performing first ever successful living donor liver transplantation in Sri Lanka . He is a clinical Senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia and a researcher who has widely published in peer reviewed journals.[

Gemma Gilbert

Gemma is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist. She has spent over 10 years specialising in adult nutrition and health issues relating to hepatology, gastroenterology (gastrointestinal disorders), diabetes, general surgery, oncology, weight loss and bariatric surgery. Gemma is also affiliated with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital working as a senior dietitian within the Hepatology department.

May Kang

May is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She has worked in clinical dietetics for the past 13 years and specializes in the areas of liver diseases, liver transplant, cancer for the digestive system, renal diseases, malnutrition, enteral nutrition, illness of and surgery to the digestive system, ileostomies, colostomies and obesity.

May also works at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as a a senior dietitian within the Hepatology department.

* English and Mandarin speaking

Bronwyn Delrivière

Bronwyn’s involvement in establishing The Liver Centre, WA’s first multi-disciplinary specialist private practice offering both medical and surgical treatment for patients with liver disease, has been a professional dream realised and a highlight in her career.  Her most recent accomplishment has been in developing The Surgeons Collectivea practice dedicated to innovation and focussed on continued improvement.  Holding a diploma in business and finance management, Bronwyn has enjoyed a diverse working experience spread over the past 15 years in areas such as project management, marketing & communication, business development & accounting.  This experience has allowed her to create her niche in her favourite industry of course, being in healthcare.  With a passion for learning, Bronwyn is always striving to develop and grow her skills and regularly participates in educational activities, with a focus on always improving healthcare practices, to shine a light on the possibilities for growth and change.

Bronwyn  loves her role at The Liver Centre and naturally inspires everyone she meets with her enthusiasm and genuine passion for what she does.  Her upbeat, determined and optimistic attitude has been a theme throughout her career.

Bronwyn’s core values of integrity, team spirit, compassion and hard work are demonstrated in her day to day role as practice and business manager at The Liver Centre.  She is proud of the team of clinicians and administrative staff that she works alongside and is focussed on promoting a healthy, happy and stimulating work environment for her team.  Bronwyn takes great pride in ensuring her practice offers patients a warm, caring and friendly environment, with patient comfort and attention always at the forefront of everything she does.

Kelly Barrett

Kelly is our friendly practice receptionist who greets all our patients and medical colleagues with her big welcoming smile. She has extensive working experience in medical administration and is a very valued member of our practice. Kelly is always ready to assist with appointment and surgical bookings, and any queries you may have. She always goes the extra mile to help make our patients’ visit a pleasant one. Kelly has a wonderful personality that is appreciated by her colleagues and our patients. She looks forward to meeting you.

Tracey O’Shea

Tracey is our medical receptionist and is a great asset to our practice. Her bright and cheerful personality, combined with her medical reception experience, is reflected in her day to day dealings with patients and colleagues. Tracey’s favourite part of her role is interacting with our patients and the camaraderie she enjoys with her co-workers. She always strives to make the most out of every day. Please do not hesitate to speak with Tracey during your visit to our practice, she is more than happy to help you.