Welcome to Ballarat Bariatrics where you’re in safe hands

Would weight loss surgery benefit you?


Dr. Douraid Abbas is a specialist surgeon, whose holistic approach to treatment and care ensures every patient receives the highest quality service in Victoria.

Dr. Abbas specialises in the fields of bariatric (weight loss) surgery, endoscopy, Breast Cancer and general surgical procedures. He has worked across Australia, gaining experience and enhancing his skills to become one of the most respected surgeons in the country.

Dr. Abbas completed his Advanced Training in General Surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, and was awarded his fellowship in General Surgery. Dr. Abbas also obtained recognition by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) for his achievements in endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy) surgeries. After relocating to Victoria, Dr. Abbas gained further training in breast, thyroid, colorectal and bariatric surgery from leading surgeons in these fields, enhancing the skills and knowledge he gained. Dr. Abbas Leading Bariatric surgeon in both Australia and internationally.

We provide the service you need, with the care and compassion you’re looking for in your medical treatment.

Our holistic approach to surgery means we are with you for every step of your journey, to ensure you feel safe, and trust you have the best care available.


Surgical Services

In addition to weight loss (bariatric) surgery, we also provide services in other areas.

Weight Loss Surgery

Losing weight can be a challenge, and today’s over-emphasis on body image can carry great emotional pressure, not to mention the stresses of work, family and business.

Obesity Management Interest Group

An innovation of Mr Douraid Abbas, this group offers General Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals the chance to increase their knowledge about obesity treatment, providing insights into practical approaches to weight management.

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Would weight loss surgery benefit you?

BMI is one of the leading ways of measuring obesity. Find out your BMI and discover if you’re a candidate for surgery.
Your BMI

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Answer the questions below and we can contact you to discuss your treatment options

Tell us about any other health issues

If you do not meet the BMI or weight criteria, you still may be considered for surgery if your BMI is over 30 and you are suffering serious health problems related to obesity.

Do you have either of these serious health concerns?

Have you experienced any of the following Health Risks Associated with Obesity?

BMI is not the only criteria

Something here about lifestlye or how long you’ve been trying to lose weight and what you’ve tried.

Tell us if you any of these apply to you

What is your outlook on weightloss?

Readiness to begin your wieghtloss journey is important.

How committed are you to your weightloss journey?

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If you choose we can share information about your health, medical history and lifestyle with our team who will determine whether you are a candidate for weightloss surgery.



YES, all patients require a referral in order to see Mr Abbas.

Fees are dependent upon whether the patient holds any concession cards, such as a Pension or Health Care Card.

Currently initial consultation fees range between $130 and $250, with a medicare rebate of $76.15.

Waiting times vary and are dependent on the nature of surgery required, the location at which the surgery is to be performed, and associated availability of theatre times and the individual circumstances of the patient eg: private/self-funded.

Yes. All fees associated with surgery will be discussed with the patient prior to any surgery.

Medicare rebates are available for all applicable billing items.

Private health funds will contribute to the cost of inpatient surgical services, depending on the level of your cover, and whether or not you hold any concession cards.