Our team

Mr Joe Ragg

I have been providing surgical services in Warrnambool since 2011, after settling in the area with my wife and children. By way of background, after graduating from the University of Melbourne, I completed my General Surgical Training at Royal Melbourne Hospital. I continued an interest in colorectal surgery, spending two years sub-specialty training in England as a Colorectal Surgical Fellow at the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals and at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals as a Pelvic Floor Clinical Fellow.

My scope of practice includes;

  • Complex bowel surgery
  • Complex breast surgery
  • Endoscopy ~ Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy
  • Abdominal surgery ~ Gallbladder, Appendix, Hernia
  • General Plastics (eg; Skin Carcinoma & other lesions)
  • Carpal Tunnel, Vascular and Minor Urology

I operate at South West HealthCare & St John of God Hospital Warrnambool & Portland District Health where I am supported by very capable surgical teams. We are fortunate to have excellent specialists and facilities in the region that enable the delivery of complex surgery for our community.


  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery
  • Master of Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Administration team

Practice Manager Di Collins and Administration Assistant Katie Van Rooy strive to provide exceptional care and compassion to our patients, quality of service and continual improvement.