Bariatric Surgery

A smiling, grey-haired woman wearing exercise clothes sits outdoors on a log, with weights nearby.

At The Wesley Hospital, we pride ourselves in providing excellence in weight loss surgery, reducing the barriers to better health with a comprehensive range of bariatric surgical options.

As Queensland’s only Centre of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery, our bariatrics team of surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, endocrinologists and nutritionists are world class. We are here to support you in setting and achieving your weight loss goals.


We are proud to be a Centre of Excellence, a status we attained in 2017. The hallmarks of a Centre of Excellence are:

  • High-quality care.
  • Patient safety.
  • Low level of complications.
  • Low readmission and re-operation rates.

By choosing The Wesley Hospital for your weight loss surgery, you can be reassured we are committed to providing high-quality, safe care throughout your hospital stay.

Along with our surgical weight loss services, we provide metabolic and nutritional support to ensure your surgical procedure has the greatest chance of success.


Benefits of bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery can have life-changing benefits for you, not just with weight loss, but by reducing the impacts of other obesity-related health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and poor mobility.

Obesity surgery reduces and often resolves symptoms of obesity-related sleep apnoea, arthritis and diabetes.
Cancer risk reduces too, with obesity now a significant risk factor for many cancers.
You will receive regular follow-up, with nutritional support and exercise programs.
You will lose significant amounts of weight, reducing barriers to better health.
Your risk of premature death and obesity-related illness reduces dramatically.

Am I a candidate for surgery?

You may be a candidate for bariatric surgery if you have a:

  • BMI greater than 40.
  • BMI greater than 35 with one or more significant health conditions related to obesity.

Types of bariatric surgery

Each type of bariatric surgery has its pros and cons. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and your surgeon will help you decide which is the most suitable. At The Wesley Hospital, we provide:

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Band Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Balloon Surgery.

For more information on the types of surgery, please click here or contact one of our surgeons for more details.

Disclaimer - The information here is for general reference only. To understand the benefits and risks specific to your condition and overall situation, please discuss any procedure with your treating doctor.


Patient journey

What happens when you decide to embark on your bariatric surgery journey? From funding to pre-op, surgery and starting your new life, discover more about the journey for our bariatric patients here.


Meet our bariatric surgeons

 
 
Dr Reza Adib
MD, FRACS, FRCSEd
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
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Dr Blair Bowden
MBBS, FRACS
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
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Dr Ben Dodd
BSc, MBBS, MSc, FRCS, FRACS
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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Dr Ian Martin
MBBS (Qld), FRACS
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
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Dr David Mitchell
BSc MBBS FRACS
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
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Dr Nicholas O'Rourke
MBBS (Qld), FRACS
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
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Frequently Asked Questions

From referrals to recovery times, we answer your queries about bariatric surgery in our FAQs here.


Still need more information?

Reach out to one of our bariatric surgeons for more information or medical advice about weight loss surgery in Brisbane.