Bariatrics / Obesity Surgery
Bariatrics is a medical specialty that offers treatment for those who are overweight. This may include a programme of diet and nutrition, exercise, behaviour modification, lifestyle changes and appropriate medications. Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery or weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese (severely overweight). The main aim is to reduce the size of the stomach to help achieve long-term weight loss. Three key procedures are: reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted band (gastric banding); removing part of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion); or by redirecting the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass).
Specialist General Surgeon – Endoscopist
Specialities, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery . . .
Dr Smith is a Consultant General Surgeon at Southland Hospital with specialist training and experience in laparoscopic weight loss surgery and other . . .
Mr Habib Rahman has been in private practice in Central, East and South Auckland for 14 years. He is a General Surgeon with special interests in the . . .
Areas of Specialisation: Obesity surgery, anti-reflux surgery, Upper GI surgery, Laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery, Laparoscopic and General Surgery . . .