Time for Transformation

FREE Virtual Information Evening + eBOOK

Date:  Wednesday 27th July 2022

Time: 6–8pm (AEST, Melbourne Time)



Are You Ready to Transform?

Lisa was never ready for this. She could never imagine a life looking and feeling normal.

Until one day… she had to make a decision. A decision to let go of the pain. Let go of the shame. And more importantly a decision to let go of the doubt.

She rose to become a better version of herself.

She decided to Transform.

Lisa had always been a large girl and her weight had started to significantly affect her quality of life. She always wanted to be a professional fire fighter, however, her lack of energy and poor self-esteem were her biggest barriers. Food would provide comfort for the emotions of poor self-esteem and shame, however, would leave her feeling guilty.

One day she came across a friend of hers who encouraged her to consider the idea of weight loss surgery. Lisa decided to explore this option further. As each they passed in her journey of exploration she started to become more and more convinced that she was ready to take this leap. She read about successes and also about failures. Until a time came when she was ready to make a decision.

A decision that was hard but was full of hope.

A decision that had the potential to change the future trajectory of her life.

A decision to realise her goals of being a professional fire fighter.

Lisa has not looked back since having gastric sleeve surgery. Her journey is proof that a safe, considered and measured approach toward weight management combined with a mindset that is primed to learn and apply, is indeed a recipe for long term health and wellness.

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.” – Naeem Callaway

Lisa English before and after
Dr Arun and Lisa English
Lisa English before and after

It’s Your Time to Transform!

Join us at our FREE information evening and meet the specialists, dietitian and support team at Melbourne Gastro Surgery.

You will also hear from two of our past patients, who will speak of their weight loss journey and share the specific tools and strategies that they used to create a lasting transformation in their lives!

Other highlights of the evening:

– Free Resources

– Presentation of Scholarship to Lisette (one of our past patients) who is taking up a course in Nutrition Sciences as a career path.

PLUS! All attendees:

– Go into the draw to win a Nutribullet Attendee Prize!

– Receive a FREE copy of Dr Arun’s eBook Shed it For Good after the event!



Shed it for good

Join Us via Webinar

Date: Wednesday 27th July 2022

Time: 6-8pm (AEST, Melbourne Time)

Online Webinar: click the button below to register for webinar access

Event Program:

6.00pm – Start Event
Welcome, Save for Safe Surgery Program, and after-Surgery Support Package – Bernadine Kruize
Busting Myths about Bariatric Surgery – Ashleigh Gale
Using Weight Loss Surgery to create lasting transformation – Dr Arun Dhir
Tools in your tool box – Choosing the best surgery for you – Dr Ben Keong
The role of the Bariatric Physician – Dr Don Zhang
A Story of Transformation – Lisa English
Presentation of scholarship to patient Lisette Giles – Dr Arun Dhir
Door Prize Draw – Nutribullet
Q and A Session
8.00pm – Event Close

Dr Arun

Dr Arun Dhir, Surgeon

Dr Arun Dhir is a weight-Loss surgeon, author and Director at Melbourne Gastro Surgery.

Dr Arun will be answering questions on weight loss surgery options including the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and the Mini Gastric Bypass.

Dr Ben Keong

Dr Ben Keong, Surgeon

Dr Benjamin Keong is a specialist upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon. After completing his training through Austin Health and obtaining his general surgery fellowship in 2013, he subsequently underwent extensive sub-specialty training in upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery at major Australian centres including Box Hill Hospital and St George Hospital (Sydney). He strongly believes in close collaboration with both the patient and the health team to achieve optimal results.

Ashleigh Gale

Ashleigh Gale, Dietitian

Ashleigh is an accredited practicing dietitian and a member of Dietitians Australia. Her main areas of interest include weight management, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular health and gut related issues such as IBS. 

Ashleigh strives to present you with evidence based dietary and lifestyle changes that are both realistic, and goal orientated so you can achieve the results you are looking for, and be supported along the way.