Michael Levitt FRACS

Specialist Colorectal Surgeon

Specific expertise in proctology and constipation, incontinence and functional bowel disease

Author of The Bowel Book (out of print)

The Other Women’s Movement* and

The Happy Bowel**

For all appointments:

+61 8 9382 4577 or


Dr Michael Levitt MB BS (UWA), FRACS trained as a surgeon in Perth, Western Australia (WA) before pursuing subspecialty training in colorectal surgery at London’s St Mark’s and Royal Free Hospitals. Since 1990 he has worked in WA as a specialist colorectal surgeon. Michael has a particular interest in the management of ‘functional’ bowel disorders – constipation, incontinence and irritable bowel syndrome – and is well known for his approach to treating these conditions.

Michael is a member of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. He is the Chairman of the Tonkinson Colorectal Cancer Research Fund Advisory Committee, a Director of St John of God Health Care Inc. and a member of the Medical Board of Western Australia. In 2018 he was appointed Western Australia’s Chief Medical Officer (Department of Health).

He has published several chapters in surgical text books and over 30 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and is the author of The Bowel Book (2002), The (Other) Women’s Movement (2008) and The Happy Bowel (2018). In 2003 Michael was awarded a Centenary Medal in recognition of his work in raising public awareness and understanding about colorectal cancer and, in 2018, he was nominated for Western Australian of the Year for his mentorship and support for international medical graduates arriving to work in Perth.

*Contact 08 9382 4577 or drmlevitt@iinet.net.au for a copy

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