We look at you as a person to help you prepare for any weight loss procedure. That includes the surgery and the lifestyle changes that come with it.
Who to choose as your Bariatric Surgeon in Perth?
If you are suffering from obesity, you deserve the most advanced surgical care. It is important you choose a surgeon with extensive training and experience in all forms of surgery on the upper GI tract (oesophagus, stomach and duodenum).
All of our surgeons have had recognised formal 2 year or more training in surgery of the stomach, oesophagus and duodenum including bariatric and metabolic patients. These included the management of complex open cases and complications associated with surgery or other pathology of the oesophagus and stomach areas. Also we have all had extensive formal recognised training in advanced endoscopy.
Training is the structured development of skills and knowledge related to specific competencies with the aim of developing one's capability, capacity, productivity and performance.
It is NOT the repeated performance of a procedure.
Think of it like this; if you wanted to learn how to hit a golf ball out of a bunker you would go for instructions from a professional golfer who actually does not hit balls into bunkers that often and when he does gets out in one go should he/she need to. This is as opposed to many of the local golfers at the club who hit many balls into various bunkers and may have many attempts before they hit the ball out of the bunker to where they wanted to.
One is trained and skilled at doing the job properly so when in a situation where they need to they perform the procedure well, efficiently and effectively with good results; the other performs more of the procedure, usually quickly and without enough thought for optimal results.
Meet Your Bariatric Surgeon
Upper GI West Bariatric Surgeons (from left to right):
Mr Krishna Epari, Mr Alan Thomas Mr Sanjeeva Kariyawasam and Assoc Prof Mo Ballal.