Jason has a reputation for his excellent personable skills, which, when combined with his expertise and knowledge in his field gives him a wonderful bedside manner that countless patients have commented on.
The LAP-BAND® System / Gastric Banding Procedure
Orbera® Intragastric balloon
Upper GI Surgery
Vasectomy SurgeryAs a specialist in these fields, Jason's primary areas of expertise include laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, laparoscopic inguinal, femoral, incision hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, appendicectomy and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
A practicing surgeon with over 23 years experience, Jason Winnett has performed over 1300 weight-loss surgical procedures, 15,000 endoscopic procedures and has successfully treated thousands of patients with obesity or weight-related issues.
In a discipline where many surgeons are very clinical, and simply view their patients as a “case number”, Jason is an exception. He likes to learn about his patients – their families, their lifestyle, their hobbies, where they work – because this not only helps him to form a far more accurate picture of the individual he is treating, but it helps put his patients at ease.
Jason is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is a member of the Australian Medical Association. He is also a member of the Gastrointestinal Society of Australia and a Post Graduate of the Medical Council of Victoria. He is also a member of the OSSANZ; The Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Jason has appointments to the Medical Advisory Boards of the Western Private, and Epworth Freemason Hospitals and is a Medical Director of the Hobsons Healthcare Facilities; located in Altona, Sydenham, and Werribee.
Aside from being one of the most respected and accomplished surgeons in his field, Jason is committed to not just treating a disease, or performing a procedure.His understanding of the sorts of emotional responses individuals can undergo when considering elective or necessary surgical procedures sets him apart from many of his contemporaries and allows him to put people at ease and give them the confidence that they have made the right decision for their health and wellbeing.
Undergoing any surgical procedure can be a very confronting, even traumatic experience for some individuals; Jason understands this and he strives to make the entire process as easy as possible for his patients, which not only helps to reduce their anxiety toward the procedure itself, but creates an immediate sense of trust between patient and doctor, a connection that is imperative when a patient is required to place their faith in a surgeon who is about to perform a complex procedure on them.
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of surgery MB;BS (1993) • FRACS – General Surgery (2001)
Certificate in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (2004)
Advanced Certificate in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
The Medical Board of Victoria