Mr Douraid Abbas is a specialist surgeon, whose holistic approach to treatment and care ensures every patient receives the highest quality service in Western Victoria.
Mr Abbas specialises in the fields of bariatric (weight loss) surgery, endoscopy, 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.
Mr Abbas’ surgical career began in Brisbane, Queensland, where he was selected to join the Basic Surgical Training Program with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
From there he went on to complete the Advanced Training Program in General Surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, and was awarded a fellowship in early 2011. That same year, Mr Abbas obtained recognition by the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) for his achievements in endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy) surgeries.
After relocating to Geelong Hospital, Mr Abbas gained further training in breast, thyroid, colorectal and bariatric surgery from leading surgeons in these fields, enhancing the skills and knowledge he gained in Brisbane.
His interest in cancer surgery, in particular reconstructive (oncoplastic) surgery, took him to Paris for further training under Dr. Krishna Clough – a world renowned specialist and pioneer in the field of breast cancer and reconstructive breast surgery.
As well as continuing his own learning, Mr Abbas is passionate about the next generation of medical practitioners, teaching students from Deakin University and the University of Notre Dame.
Mr Abbas moved to Ballarat in 2014 with his wife and three children, where he continues to provide the highest quality treatment and care, ensuring every patient feels confident and comfortable in their medical needs.
When you choose Mr Abbas for your medical treatment, you can trust you’re in safe hands.