Dr James Askew


General Surgery

Laparoscopic hernia surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic fundoplication

Skin cancer surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Laparoscopic Gastric Band

Intra-gastric balloon

Dr James Askew is a Queensland General and Bariatric Surgeon who provides a comprehensive range of surgical services on the Sunshine Coast. He commenced private practice with the opening of the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital in 2014 and has recently fitted out a new consulting suite in the hospital at Birtinya. Dr Askew is a Queensland trained surgeon who also undertook Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal fellowships interstate and overseas.

James offers a broad range of general surgical procedures for patients across the Sunshine Coast, and specifically, Caloundra, and Kawana areas. He has a specialist interest in:

  • Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery – laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy & gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Anti-reflux surgery – laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair & fundoplication
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Acute surgical conditions

Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast

Dr Askew consults and operates with Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital in Birtinya. He offers the full scope of weight loss surgery procedures.  Dr Askew believes in a modern approach to weight loss surgery, where successful long-term outcomes are enhanced with dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes. This is facilitated by our team of on-site dietitians who also work in conjunction with a psychologist and exercise physiologist. His colleague at Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast is Dr Garth McLeod, who consults at Noosa Private Hospital. Both Doctors assist each other in surgery at their respective hospitals. Dr Askew consults in bariatrics at three locations – Caboolture, Birtinya and Hervey Bay.


Dr James Askew
General Surgeon
Upper GI Surgeon
Bariatric Surgeon


SCUPH Consulting Suites
Suite 7
3 Doherty Street
Birtinya QLD 4575
P 07 5408 8721
F 07 5408 8722