Dr Xavier Moar

Dr Xavier Moar

Dr Xavier Moar


Bariatric + Upper GI + Endocrine + General Surgeon

Dr Xavier Moar is a General Surgeon specialising in Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Endocrine surgery. Dr Moar is passionate about holistic, patient-centred care. He is motivated towards excellent patient outcomes and keeps current in all areas of his practice. 

Dr Moar grew up in a farming family in country Victoria. After obtaining a Bachelor of Medical Science and then a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney, he began his medical career as a junior doctor at the Gold Coast Hospital. 

He completed specialist training in General Surgery at Eastern Health in Melbourne and a fellow year in Upper Gastrointestinal and Endocrine surgery at The Northern Hospital. Dr Moar was fortunate to relocate to Toowoomba in 2020 and now calls this beautiful region home. 

Dr Moar’s consulting rooms are located within St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba. As well as operating at St Vincent’s, he also operates at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital and the Toowoomba Surgicentre. Dr Moar is motivated to ensure that country people have access to world-class healthcare close to home. He conducts regular outreach to Kingaroy and Stanthorpe for consultations, endoscopy and day-case procedures. Dr Moar also holds a public appointment at the Toowoomba Hospital. 

Dr Moar is regularly involved in teaching medical students for the University of Queensland and the Griffith University Medical Schools, and he is an Instructor of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) course with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. 

In his spare time, Xavier enjoys time with his children and jogging.   


  • Bachelor of Medical Science, The University of Sydney 2003. 
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Sydney 2009. 
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – FRACS 2018. 
  • Certification for colonoscopy and gastroscopy from the Conjoint Committee, Gastroenterological Society of Australia – GESA 2019. 

Professional Memberships 

  • Member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). 
  • The Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS). 
  • The International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES) 
  • General Surgeons Australia (GSA). 


  • Visiting Medical Officer – St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba, St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital, Lady Bjelke Petersen Hospital Kingaroy. 
  • Staff Specialist General Surgeon – Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service. 


Soon DSC, Moar X, Lee DJ, Moore P, Clough A. Australian experience with robot-assisted Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with comparison to a conventional laparoscopic series. Surg Endosc. 2022;36(6):4025-4031. doi:10.1007/s00464-021-08723-4  

Kelly M, Colbran R, Moar X. Sporadic visceral neuropathy of the large bowel. ANZ J Surg. 2023;93(3):718-719. doi:10.1111/ans.17922 

Oral paper: Early Australian Experience with robotic-assisted Roux en Y Gastric Bypass: 100 cases compared to 100 standardised laparoscopic cases ANZGOSA/ANZMOSS Annual Scientific Meeting | Brisbane | 2019 

Poster presentation: Epigastric pain, pouch ulcer disease and surgical technique. One Anastomosis/Mini Gastric Bypass: A review of first 50 cases. Moar, X, Huang D, Dhir, A. ANZGOSA/ANZMOSS Annual Scientific Meeting | Brisbane | 2019 

Oral Paper: Challenges in diagnosing fat malabsorption in Upper GI patients ANZGOSA/AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting | Cairns | 2017 

QUEST Collaboration et al | Eastern Health Site Investigator and Coordinator | Arthur T, Gartrell R, Manoharan B, Parker D. Emergency Appendicectomy in Australia: findings from a multicentre, prospective study. ANZ J. Surg. 2017; 87: 656– 60.