Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery

Mr Kiron Bhatia is director and founder of both Minimally Invasive Surgery Melbourne and Heidelberg Weight Loss Surgery. We provide multidisciplinary management as we believe treatment needs to focus on ALL causative aspects of Obesity – physical, behavioural, psychological, dietary and emotional state.

The team is comprised of a specialist surgeon, bariatric physician, dietician, psychologist and clinical nurse specialist.

What is Obesity?

Obesity is a complex condition with many contributing factors – physical, behavioural, psychological and emotional. The treatment of Obesity requires attention to all contributing factors.

Current trends suggest an increasing incidence of Obesity in Australia and throughout the developed world.

Obesity is associated with a number of medical conditions including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Heart disease, Reflux, Infertility and even Cancer. In addition, Obesity can also result in physical limitation, Depression and social isolation which further compounds the problem.

What is Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery?

Weight Loss (Bariatric) surgical procedures assist in weight loss by;

  • Restricting amount of food you can eat
  • Altering the way in which food is absorbed
  • Affecting the hormones involved in digestion.

The most commonly performed procedures include;

  • Gastric Band
  • Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy)
  • Gastric Bypass (Roux en Y bypass)
  • Mini Gastric Bypass
  • ORBERA® Gastric Balloon

Mr Bhatia can perform your surgery either Laparoscopically or Robotically.

All Obesity procedures mentioned have resulted in patients losing at least half or 50% of their excess weight that is sustained over a long term (>10 years). Studies have shown that associated conditions including Diabetes and OSA completely resolve in most patients.

Feature  Lap Band  Sleeve  Bypass 
Success Rate 70% 75-85% 85-90%
Average % excess wt loss (EWL) 50% EWL 60% EWL 65-80% EWL
Operative Risk + ++ +++
Nutritional Risk -/+ + ++
Demand On Eating Behaviours +++ ++ ++

For further information regarding specific weight loss procedures please contact our rooms on 9457-6690.

Please understand that the information that is provided on this website is to serve as a guide only. This does, by no means, negate or alter the need for a full individual consultation and medical assessment.