Habib Rahman - Bariatric and General Surgeon
Mr Habib Rahman has been in private practice in Central, East and South Auckland for 17 years. He is a General Surgeon with special interests in the following:
- Endocrine disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Bariatric surgery/weight loss surgery
Mr Rahman is employed by Counties Manukau Health specialising in these disorders.
A long, narrow surgical telescope (laparoscope) that has a tiny camera and light source attached, is inserted through one of the incisions so that the surgeon can view the inside of the body on a TV monitor.
The surgeon then passes specially designed surgical instruments through the other incisions and carries out the procedure using the TV monitor to guide the instruments.
Laparoscopic surgery is usually associated with less blood loss during surgery and less pain and scarring following surgery. In most cases, time spent in hospital is less and overall recovery time from the operation is less than with conventional open surgery.
General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Once a diagnosis has been made, your surgeon will discuss treatment with you. In some instances this will mean surgery, while other cases can be managed with medication and advice. If surgery is advised, the steps involved in the surgical process and the likely outcome are usually discussed with you at this time.
As Mr Rahman will discuss with you, if your treatment requires surgery he usually works with Dr Michael Lorimer and Dr Simeon Eaton of Epsom Anaesthesia Group.
Procedures / Treatments
Abnormalities of the endocrine system treated by general surgery include disorders of the pancreas and adrenal glands in the abdomen and the thyroid and parathyroid glands in the neck. These are often very complex conditions requiring extensive investigations.… More
Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, rectum and anus.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen come out through this defect. This is most commonly seen in the groin area but can occur in other places.… More
Laparoscopic Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery and Metabolic Surgery
Obesity Surgery is surgery for morbid obesity and is done by the keyhole method. This is the surest way of losing excess weight and keeping it off.… More
Skin conditions dealt with by general surgery include skin cancers, melanomas, sebaceous cysts, lipomas and other tumours and other lesions of the skin and underlying tissues.… More
Salivary Gland Disorders
Disorders of the salivary glands may be dealt with by the general surgical department or the ENT (ORL) department depending on the local policy.… More
Liver and Biliary System Disorders
General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… More
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Wheelchair access is available throughout the one level eastMED complex.
188 St Heliers Bay Road
188 St Heliers Bay Road
188 St Heliers Road
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This page was last updated at 1:40AM on September 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Habib Rahman - Bariatric and General Surgeon.