Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery

Auckland

Dr Shashank Desai

Dr Shashank Desai

I have been a consultant Laparoscopic & Breast Surgeon at Thames & Waikato Hospitals for the last 5 years. I have been in private practice in Auckland and Thames for the last 3 years.
Mr John Dunn

Mr John Dunn

After completing my surgical training in Auckland, I worked as Consultant Surgeon in the internationally renowned Hepatobiliary Surgical Unit of Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. We helped pioneer the introduction of laparoscopic surgery to NZ in 1989-1990.
Mr Habib Rahman

Mr Habib Rahman

My specialty areas of interest are endocrine surgery, including laparoscopic adrenalectomy (adrenal gland), thyroid,parathyroid and parotid surgery.
Mrs Stephanie Ulmer

Mrs Stephanie Ulmer

Stephanie Ulmer completed her Medical Degree at Otago University and surgical training in New Zealand. Following this she sub-specialised in Obesity Surgery and finished her training in Brisbane.
Mr Grant Beban

Mr Grant Beban

I trained in General Surgery in New Zealand, before completing two years of further training in Upper Gastrointestinal and Obesity Surgery at St George Hospital, Sydney.
Mr Richard Babor

Mr Richard Babor

I trained in General Surgery in New Zealand and then undertook further training in upper gastro-intestinal, liver, biliary and pancreas surgery and surgery for obesity at Royal Prince Alfred and St George Hospitals in Sydney, Australia.

Hamilton

Mr David Schroeder

Mr David Schroeder

Mr David Schroeder is an experienced laparoscopic abdominal surgeon who has been performing obesity surgery in the Waikato area for 15 years
Mr Rowan French

Mr Rowan French

Rowan French is a gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon with a strong interest in metabolic surgery, including both under-nutrition and over-nutrition.

Tauranga

Mr Robert Cable

Mr Robert Cable

Mr. Robert Cable is a General & Laparoscopic Surgeon who has been involved with Obesity Surgery since the 1980ís. Since 1996 he has changed to Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery with the insertion of Lap Bands, and in 2006 Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Hastings

Mr John Fleischl

Mr John Fleischl

Having graduated from Otago Medical School in 1978 I went on to do my surgical training in Auckland obtaining my FRACS in 1986.

Wellington

Prof Richard Stubbs

Prof Richard Stubbs

Richard Stubbs graduated from Otago University as a medical doctor in 1976. After spending two years as a house surgeon in New Zealand, he travelled to the UK where he undertook specialist surgical training at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London under the mentorship of Professor Leslie Blumgart.
Mr Atul Dhabuwala

Mr Atul Dhabuwala

Atul Dhabuwala is an experienced General Surgeon who completed his medical degree in Bombay, India and extended his skills in Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal surgery in Germany, France and New Zealand.
Mr Simon Bann

Mr Simon Bann

Consultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon Honorary Senior Lecture Otago University Adjunct Professor Victoria University
Mr Kusal Wickremesekera

Mr Kusal Wickremesekera

Consultant Upper GI, Hepatopancreaticobiliary and Laparoscopic Surgeon Honorary Senior Lecturer Otago University

Christchurch

Mr Richard Flint

Mr Richard Flint

Richard Flint is a graduate of Auckland Medical School, fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a member of both the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS).
Mr Steven Kelly

Mr Steven Kelly

Steven Kelly is a New Zealand trained General Surgeon who fully qualified in 2006 obtaining fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He then spent 2yrs in the United Kingdom specialising in surgery of the stomach and oesophagus.

Dunedin

Dr Mark Smith

Dr Mark Smith

Dr Smith is a Consultant General Surgeon with specialist training and experience in laparoscopic weight loss surgery and other advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques.