Our Bariatric / Upper GI Surgeons in North Lakes
Bariatric Upper GI refers to the upper gastrointestinal tract of the body which is comprised of the trachea, oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.
Bariatric surgeons typically perform weight loss procedures on people suffering from obesity. A gastric band is inserted into the stomach, reducing its size and ability to expand. In some cases, a portion of the stomach is resected or bypassed completely and excess digestive material is diverted directly into the small intestine.
Bariatric surgeons also use endoscopy to examine the gastric region of the body and examine the lining of the upper GI tract. This procedure is generally performed under light anaesthesia and consists of a long, flexible tube which is inserted into the trachea and fed into the stomach. The tube has a small camera at the end of it which allows the surgeon to view the trachea, oesophagus and stomach lining.
Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)
ANZMOSS is the main professional body for bariatric surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. They offer continuing education courses and training, medical research, nutritional information, medical scholarships and general advocacy for bariatric surgeons.
Dr Ben Dodd
Dr Ben Dodd is a General Surgeon with subspecialty interest in laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal (oesophagogastric) and Bariatric surgery.
Ben trained in Brisbane and has dual UK (FRCS) and Australasian (FRACS) surgical qualifications. He has completed additional Fellowship training in complex revisional/redo Weight Loss Surgery, antireflux surgery and Upper GI cancer surgery (oesophagus and stomach).
Dr Ian Shaw
Dr Ian Shaw is an experienced general surgeon based on the north side of Brisbane, Queensland. Ian has expertise in the laparoscopic approach to gallstone disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, abdominal wall and groin herniae, obesity and colonic cancer. He also treats all intra-abdominal emergencies of a gastro-intestinal nature eg appendicitis, cholecystitis, and bowel obstruction or perforation.