To learn more about the Tasmania Anti obesity Surgery Center and our practice, you can click through and read more about our team on the links below:

  • Dr Stephen Wilkinson – our Surgeon
  • Susan McLeod’s – our Nutritionist
  • Trudi Goddard – our fitness expert
  • Bellerive Quay Health Hub – our post-bariatric surgery weight loss program
  • Our other non-obesity services

Dr Stephen Wilkinson
General Surgeon


Dr Stephen Wilkinson works hard to help people regain their health and increase their quality of life through losing excess weight.  He and his team will work in partnership with you to help you reach realistic weight loss goals.

Dr Wilkinson was educated at the University of New South Wales and spent a number of years in Scotland before deciding to make Tasmania his home.

As a General Surgeon, Dr Wilkinson has conducted many surgical procedures across a range of different specialties.  His particular interests are:

To date Dr Stephen Wilkinson has carried out over 2,600 gastric banding operations.

Other Areas of Interest

Dr Wilkinson was awarded an AM (Order of Australia) in 2003, and is a senior instructor for the Australasian College of Surgeons EMST Trauma Course.

He is married to Melanie Milburne, a romance writer for Mills and Boon and has two sons, Paul and Phil.

Dr Wilkinson is also a sponsor of the Australian Childhood Foundation which provides help to children who have suffered abuse. The ACF website is and he encourages everyone to support this important organisation.

Dr Wilkinson is an Accredited Trainer for the Process Communications Model (PCM). This model and program is a revolutionary way for facilitating communications at the professional and personal level. To find out more about PCM, courses and materials, go to the following link:

Susan McLeod

 HealthPlus Human Nutrition Consultants was founded in 2004 by director Susan McLeod. Susan is a tertiary qualified nutritionist and accredited through Nutrition Society of Australia who believes in applying sound nutrition to everyday lifestyle and dietary habits. Healthplus is also a state-wide service for individual consultations.

“The satisfaction of assisting clients to improve their health outlook through attention to food selection is a priority in our practice”.

Susan has been specialising in Bariatric nutrition with the Tasmanian Antiobesity Surgery Centre and will support you to take a step to achieve your lifelong goal of losing weight with the LAP-BAND® or the Orbera Balloon.  However sometimes it is not easy and support is needed.

We offer nutritional advice and support and teach you to learn how to use your lap band as a weight loss tool teamed with an appropriate diet and lifestyle program.  Individual consultations and follow up will assist you in managing your long term goals.

Healthplus also offers educational seminars for Bariatric clients.  We meet weekly, where support and guidance is given and guest speakers, i.e. lifestyle coach, osteopath and psychologist are invited. This is a way to meet other clients with a lap band, and to ensure that you are not on your own.


Trudie Goddard
Exercise Consultant

Welcome to MOVEment For All

Looking for someone to help you get fit, healthy and in turn lose weight?

My name is Trudie Goddard and I am a wife, a mother of three beautiful children and a Grandma. From a position as a support worker for people with disabilities I have achieved my Certification Level IV both in Fitness and Mental health, and conduct fitness workshops.

Why not take on the challenge, give yourself the gift of health and give me a call; let me support you on your journey of health and fitness.


Contact Us

If you think you are ready to start your journey to good health contact our centre today!

Dr. Stephen Wilkinson – Tasmania Antiobesity Surgery Centre

Hobart Private Hospital
Suite 1, Ground Floor
Cnr Collins and Argyle Streets
Hobart TAS 7000

Ph: 03 6214 3063
03 6214 3066
Fax: 03 6214 3064

North West Private Hospital
21 Brickport Road
Burnie TAS 7320

Ph: 03 6432 6000
Fax: 03 6432 6099