Weight Loss Surgery

What is the most effective weight loss surgery? What is the safest form of weight loss surgery?

Bariatric Surgery are procedures performed on people with obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine.

Non-surgical treatment for Obesity have a place. However, for treating morbid obesity (BMI > 35) Weight Loss Surgery is proving very effective.

Three main types of weight loss surgery are regularly performed in Australia. Described as Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss, these procedures include:

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Band Surgery (lap band)

Gastric Bypass

Other bariatric procedures include:

Mini Gastric Bypass

Revision Surgery

woman learning about weight loss surgery

Online Consultation Announcement

Dr Arun is cancelling all his elective surgery to preserve essential medical equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (the government ban takes effect on 1st April). Melbourne Gastro Surgery will be closed from Monday 31st March until futher notice. However, you may wish to speak to Dr Arun for any of the following reasons:

Review appointment: You may have had surgery with us in the past and wish to speak to Dr Arun. Please make sure you book a WLS REVIEW Consultation HERE

New Appointment for future Weight Loss Surgery: Please book a NEW Patient Consulation HERE

You can now book an online consultations with Dr Arun or contact us by email and we will get back to you at the earliest. Thank you to all our wonderful patients for graciously accepting this decision.

During this uncertain and challenging time, please look after yourself and stay connected to family and friends. Praying for a speedy return to normal life for everyone stay safe and let’s look after one another.

Dr Dhir and staff at Melbourne Gastro Surgery.

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