Obesity Surgery

There are numerous benefits to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, and bariatric surgery has proven to enable patients to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. Following the procedure, patients who suffered from obesity-related diseases including diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obstructive sleep apnoea experience a significant reduction in symptoms, and often complete resolution following bariatric surgery.  

Losing weight can be a challenge; with many contributing factors including work and family pressures. In some situations a surgical approach may offer a successful long-term solution.

Mr Douraid Abbas has been performing surgical weight loss management for more than eight years, continuously updating and improving his skill set.  As such, each client is treated on an individual basis. With his specialised team, Mr Abbas provides a holistic approach to his treatment and care, and aims to identify and focus on his patients’ personal needs and requirements before, during and after surgery. 

Ongoing education and consultation with the surgeon, nurses, physician and dietitian is of great importance, and a vital part of the Ballarat Bariatrics weight loss journey.  

Our focus is on assisting you with achieving lifelong weight management success and we believe providing a compassionate, caring and supportive team to be essential in achieving this.

Mr Douraid Abbas performs the following types of bariatric surgical procedures, which are to be implemented alongside a range of dietary and lifestyle modifications as per consultations with Ballarat Bariatrics:

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this procedure, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach by converting it into a long tube.  The stomach is then stapled along its length, and the excess stomach is removed.  It works by making you feel full sooner because the stomach is now much smaller and holds less food. 

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

This procedure involves the surgeon stapling the top of the stomach to make a small pouch.  The digestive tract is re-routed so that food passes from the top of the new stomach into the middle part of the small intestine.  This kind of surgery has a greater involvement in the way kilojoule rich food is absorbed by the gastric tract, preventing some of the calories from being absorbed.

Gastric Balloon Surgery

A gastric balloon, also known as stomach balloon, is an inflatable device that is temporarily placed into the stomach in order to reduce weight. The balloon limits the amount of food the stomach can hold and thereby creates an early feeling of fullness and satiety. Less intake of food will ultimately result in weight loss for the patient.