Mr Douraid Abbas is a Ballarat-based surgeon specialising in bariatric (obesity) surgery, endoscopy and general surgical procedures. He implements a holistic approach to treatment and care, ensuring his patients receive the highest quality services in the Western Victorian region.

Mr Abbas started his medical career in Brisbane, Queensland.

In 2003 he was selected to join the Basic Surgical Training Program that is run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  This was followed by the Advanced Training Program in General Surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.  Mr Abbas was awarded fellowship in early 2011.

Mr Abbas was recognised by GESA for endoscopy (colonoscopy and  gastroscopy) during 2011.  He has worked in different states of Australia at a locum consultant level.

As a Junior Consultant (Fellow), Mr Abbas worked at the Geelong Hospital gaining further training in breast, thyroid, colorectal and bariatric surgery from leading surgeons in these fields. 

His interest in cancer surgery, in particular oncoplastic, recently lead him to attend Paris for further training under Krishna Cluogh.

Other interests include colorectal surgery and haemorrhoid treatment via the Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation – Recto Anal Repair (HAL-RAR), an operation designed to eradicate haemorrhoids using a Doppler guided probe to locate and ligate all the arteries supplying the haemorrhoids.  Mr Abbas also developed an interest in Bariatric surgery and has worked with leading bariatric surgeons in both Brisbane and Geelong Hospitals.

Mr Abbas teaches medical students for Deakin University and the University of Notre Dame.

Along with his wife and 3 children, Mr Abbas moved permanently to Ballarat in early 2014.