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Dr Michael Booth - Surgical Weight Solutions

Private Service, General Surgery, Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

We specialise in WEIGHT LOSS surgery and long-term patient management to help our patients take control of their obesity and regain their health. Read testimonials from some of our patients here.
 
We offer the following procedures: 
 
and services:
Meet Our Team
Dr Michael Booth - Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Dr Chaey Leem -  Bariatric Physician
Ella Smits - Dietitian
Catherine Kissel - Psychologist
Lyn Pearless - Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sue Booth - Practice Manager
Nene Temen - PA
 
 
 
What is Obesity Surgery?
Obesity surgery is a term that covers all the different surgical procedures used to help extremely overweight or morbidly obese patients lose weight.
Morbidly obese patients are usually identified by their Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement, although other factors may also be taken into account. Morbid 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 cure or greatly improve these illnesses as well as give the patient an improved quality of life. Read more about obesity - causes, consequences and treatment options here.

Consultants

How do I access this service?

Referral, Anyone can access, Contact us, Make an appointment, Website / App

Referral Expectations

Please ensure that you have your blood test one week prior to your appointment.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your appointment for registration and to fill in a health questionnaire.

When you come for your appointments, please remember to bring the following:

  • your completed Patient Questionnaire
  • your insurance information, regarding cover for any weight loss surgery.                 

Charges

As a specialist clinic we prefer referrals from your General Practitioner or Specialist however self referrals are welcomed.

An initial consultation fee is applicable and surgical fees will be discussed with you when appropriate.

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Closed weekends and public holidays

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Procedures / Treatments

Obesity Surgery

Obesity surgery refers to a number of different procedures that 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, usually by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach which limits the amount of food that can be eaten. 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. Read more about obesity surgery options here.

Obesity surgery refers to a number of different procedures that 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, usually by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach which limits the amount of food that can be eaten.

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.

Read more about obesity surgery options here.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus. These range from complex conditions such as ulceration or cancer in the bowel through to fairly minor conditions such as haemorrhoids. Many of the more major conditions such as bowel cancer will require surgery, or sometimes treatment with medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged. Less severe haemorrhoids can be managed with simple treatments such as injection or banding which can be performed in the clinic while larger ones will require surgery.

Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus. These range from complex conditions such as ulceration or cancer in the bowel through to fairly minor conditions such as haemorrhoids. Many of the more major conditions such as bowel cancer will require surgery, or sometimes treatment with medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged. Less severe haemorrhoids can be managed with simple treatments such as injection or banding which can be performed in the clinic while larger ones will require surgery.
Gallstones

General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system. The most common of these is pain caused by gallstones. These are formed if the gallbladder is not working properly, and the standard treatment is to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). This procedure is usually performed using a laparoscopic (keyhole) approach.

General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system. The most common of these is pain caused by gallstones. These are formed if the gallbladder is not working properly, and the standard treatment is to remove the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). This procedure is usually performed using a laparoscopic (keyhole) approach.

Hernias

A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside. This is most commonly seen in the groin area but can occur in other places. Surgical treatment is usually quite straightforward and involves returning the abdominal contents to the inside and then reinforcing the abdominal wall in some way.

A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside. This is most commonly seen in the groin area but can occur in other places. Surgical treatment is usually quite straightforward and involves returning the abdominal contents to the inside and then reinforcing the abdominal wall in some way.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Wheelchair accessible toilet, More space to move around

Visiting Hours

Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Travel Directions

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.

Parking

We have plenty of free parking out the front of our building

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Or click here to make an appointment online.


Our Staff

Sue Booth
Practice Manager
Email: sue@aklsurgical.co.nz

Nene Temen
Secretary
Email: nene@aklsurgical.co.nz

Lyn Pearless
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Email: lyn@aklsurgical.co.nz

 

Unit 14, 326 Sunset Road
Windsor Park
Auckland
Auckland 0632

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Windsor Park
Auckland
Auckland 0632

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Windsor Park
Auckland 0632

This page was last updated at 1:38PM on November 21, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Michael Booth - Surgical Weight Solutions.