Dr Harald Puhalla is a General Surgeon with a private practice at Gold Coast Private Hospital and Pindara Private Hospital, Gold Coast Queensland. His specialty interests include bariatric, hernia, gallbladder, hepato-biliary pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal surgery.
Originally from Austria, where he graduated in 1994 at the Medical University of Vienna, Dr Puhalla completed his specialist exam in 2002. He undertook further training in bariatric, hepato-pancreatic- biliary and upper gastrointestinal surgery in high volume centres under the guidance of international opinion leaders.
During that time, he also completed a PhD in liver cancer, followed by an appointment as Consultant Surgeon at the University Hospital in Vienna.
In 2008, Dr Puhalla commenced as a General Surgeon at the Gold Coast Hospital.
Dr Puhalla is dedicated to achieve the best possible results for his patients. He regularly travels overseas to further his education and training and stay up to date with the latest surgical techniques.