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The Emerge Surgical Team | Emerge Surgical

Meet our team at Emerge Surgical:

The Bariatric Team of Emerge Surgical would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to our comprehensive program. We understand that obesity is a disease and it is our goal as a team to assist those who are afflicted with this epidemic. We truly understand that it is a major decision to have weight loss surgery. Our mission is to provide you with detailed, accurate information from all aspects that will assist you in making an informed decision.

At our main rooms in Mandurah, we offer you a comprehensive Weight Loss Centre. We have a team of dietitians, exercise physiologists as well as our cosmetic nurse. Come visit us today.

Jocelyn – Registered Nurse, Marketing Coordinator

jocelynBachelor of Science in Nursing The University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1996 Master’s Course in Physiology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2003

Jocelyn has over 10 years of Intensive Care Experience as a nurse in a variety of practice settings throughout the United States and Canada. Her main focus was nursing surgical patients in the intensive care setting.  She now spends time on business and marketing.

Professional Memberships:          

  • Nurses Board of Western Australia, Licensed RN
  • Program Coordinator As a Certified Bariatric Support Group Leader through Bariatric Support Centers International,(BSCI) August 2008

Debra Wicks APD ANBSc (Nutrition & Food Science – Dietetics) First Class Honours MDAA

Weight Loss Surgery Perth

Debra has been a part of the Emerge Surgical team since 2006 and plays a key role in helping patients achieve optimal weight reduction and food tolerance with which ever weight loss procedure they have chosen. She has a vast knowledge and understanding of the different weight loss surgical procedures Dr Padovan offers and the impact of these procedures on the diet. Debra enthusiastically works with patients to formulate individual plans to help make positive lifestyle changes ensuring their weight loss is permanent.

As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Debra is committed to ongoing professional development ensuring the best possible outcomes for her clients.


  • Accredited nutritionist
  • Member of Dietitian Association of Australia
  • Certificate in Psychodietics
  • Associate Member of Australia and New Zealand Society of Obesity Surgery
  • Professional member of the Coeliac Society WA, Diabetes Association WA and Gut Foundation

Practice Locations: Debra is available for appointments at both Emerge Surgical locations on Dr Padovan’s consulting days and provides skype consultations for our rural patients.

Clinton Joynes – Exercise Physiologist of Accelerate Exercise Rehabilitation

Clinton established AER in 2002 after becoming an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in 2001. Clinton has a gym set up in the same building as Dr Padovan and the team of dieticians, and has year of experience working with patients living with chronic disease. He has a special interest in working with Dr Padovan’s weight loss patients and does so on an individual or group basis.

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