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How Do You Find the Best Bariatric Surgeon in Sydney?

Weight loss achieved through bariatric surgery is proven solution for treating the problem of obesity.

With the advances in the field of bariatric surgery, there are now many weight loss surgeons to choose from as well as various procedures such as gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy to choose from. The process of finding the best surgeon in the field of bariatric surgery in or around Sydney can be daunting.

How Do You Find the Best Bariatric Surgeon in Sydney?

We recommend you start with this approach:

General Practitioner

An excellent place to start your search would be your general practitioner, they are trusted gatekeepers for specialist surgeons, such as Bariatric Surgeons.

Your GP who is familiar with your medical history, may also have several patients with first hand experience with specific clinics and hospitals..

Past Patients

It is also common to talk with other patients who can give you a perspective of not only the surgeon and his ability but also the staff and pre and post operative care offered.

Insurance Companies

More and more Health Insurance providers offer a list of surgeons within your location or may require that surgeons have specific qualifications and certifications in order to provide coverage.

Google Search

Nowadays, Dr Google can also be considered a valuable resource. Not only for information about the anatomy and procedure specifics, but with information about the Doctors, their various training and specific experience.

More and more patients are sharing their experiences on platforms such as Google Reviews. While not a definitive, they can add some perspective on a particular clinic.

How to Select the Best Weight Loss Surgeon

Here is a checklist that covers the key points in selecting the BEST Weight Loss Surgeon:

Does your surgeon offer:

  • Suitable qualifications and training in specific procedures being considered
  • Experience with hundreds or thousands of successful procedures
  • Peer recognition or third party accreditation from a “Centres of Excellence”
  • Proper resources and support staff for the provision of postsurgical care
  • Clear costing and policies for your procedure
  • Easy access to your surgeon if needed?
  • Convenient location for consulting and your procedure?

Your surgeon should be actively participating in continuing education to be up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of bariatric surgery.

Feel Comfortable

While a subjective point, you should feel comfortable asking questions about the surgery and with your surgeon.

Your surgeon should take the time to listen to you and clear any doubts that you might have.

Ideally your weight loss surgery should be performed at a facility that has been internationally recognised as a “Centre of Excellence” which would ensure that

  • The facility has performed the required number of bariatric surgeries in the last year with excellent outcomes
  • The staff has undergone training specific to weight loss procedures, and
  • There is a bariatric coordinator who is your point of contact from start to finish throughout your weight loss journey

If you live in or around Sydney and would like to have your surgery performed by one of the best weight loss surgeons in practice, we recommend you make an appointment with us. Click here to know more about Dr Kuzinkovas.

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency: AHPRA
  • Australian Medical Association: AMA
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons: RACS
  • General Medical Council (UK)
  • Ramsay Health Care - St George Private Hospital
  • St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Australia & New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Surgery Association: ANZGOSA
  • St Luke's Care - St Luke's Private Hospital
  • Center of Excellence
  • Award of Bariatric Excellence
  • Master Bariatric Award
  • Inselspital
  • University of Beme
  • Kauno Medicinos Universitetas - Kaunas University of Medicine
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand: OSSANZ