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Private Service General Surgery


At Discover Weight Loss, our experienced team of health professionals are here to guide you through your weight loss journey. Our goal is to provide you with all the advice, support, and tools necessary to set you up for success. We want to make sure that you can achieve a healthier lifestyle in a way that you can maintain throughout your life.

We perform a number of weight loss surgery procedures including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.

Consultations are held at Gilgit Road Specialist Centre in Epsom and surgery is performed at Ascot Hospital, Remuera.

Our Team

  • Mr Jon Morrow - Bariatric, Laparoscopic & General Surgeon
  • Dr Melanie Lauti - Bariatric Clinician
  • Kendall Parkinson - Dietitian
  • Sherman Waitai-Cross - Health & Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer
  • Dr Adam Harper - Anaesthetist
  • Dr Susan Mahon - Psychologist

Read more about our team members here

FAQ: answers to common questions related to weight loss surgery.


What is Weight Loss Surgery?
Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a term that covers all the different surgical procedures used to help obese patients lose weight.

People who have a BMI>30 are considered obese and may be suitable for weight loss surgery. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing illnesses such as: heart attack, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, sleep disorders and joint pain. Bariatric surgery can greatly improve these illnesses as well as give the patient an improved quality of life.

A number of different procedures can be performed to treat obesity. Procedures fall into three main types:

  • Malabsorptive - these procedures involve bypassing a section of the small intestine thus reducing the amount of food absorbed into the body.
  • Restrictive - these procedures involve reducing the size of the stomach which limits the amount of food that can be eaten e.g. gastric sleeve
  • Malabsorptive/Restrictive Combination - these procedures combine both techniques e.g. gastric bypass surgery in which a small stomach pouch is formed and its outlet connected to part of the small intestine.


Referral Expectations

Do you qualify for weight loss surgery? Find out here (including BMI calculator)

Your journey: what to expect for the first two postoperative years.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

    Learn about the many benefits of weight loss surgery here. More

  • Weight Loss Surgery Options

    There are a number of options for weight loss surgery.… More


Click here to find out the cost of weight loss surgery.

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15 Gilgit Road

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This page was last updated at 9:45AM on June 16, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Discover Weight Loss.