About Auckland Weight Loss Surgery
Surgeons Grant Beban and Richard Babor have moved into new premises conveniently located on the Ascot Hospital site. We have also welcomed surgeon Jon Morrow to the practice to further enhance cover for our patients.
Working under the dual banners of Auckland Laparoscopic Surgery and Auckland Weight Loss Surgery, Grant, Richard, Jon, Nicholas and their team specialise in:
Oesophagogastric Surgery: open and laparoscopic surgery for reflux disease, hiatus hernia, achalasia, GIST and oesophago-gastric cancer
Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery: laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and complex or revision cases
General Surgery: open and laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder and biliary disease and hernias.
They offer a multidisciplinary approach to surgical services, with a clinical nurse specialist, dietician and psychologist providing patient care and support leading up to and following surgery.
Grant, Richard, Jon and Nicholas all work in public and private practice. Grant also works at Auckland Hospital where he has introduced an obesity surgery programme. He also served on the steering committee for a nationwide strategy on management of morbid obesity in New Zealand. Richard also works at Middlemore Hospital and about half of his time is spent on obesity surgery. Jon has been involved in the obesity surgery programme at Middlemore Hospital for the past four years. He is the current New Zealand representative on the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Grant, Richard, Jon and Nicholas are all active in research, education training and governance.
Laparoscopic bariatric surgery including:
- Gastric Bypass
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Re-operative Surgery
- Management of complicated cases
Advanced laparoscopic procedures:
- Gall Bladder
- Biliary and Upper Gastro-intestinal Cancer Surgery