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Habib Rahman - Bariatric and General Surgeon

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


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.

While the name would suggest that the focus of general surgery is to perform operations, sometimes this is not the case. Many patients are referred to surgeons with conditions that do not need surgical procedures, but merely require counselling or medical treatment.
What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
Laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgical procedures are performed through several small cuts (incisions) usually only 5-10mm long, rather than through one large incision.
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.


Referral Expectations

When you come to your appointment, your surgeon will ask questions about your illness and examine you to try to determine or confirm the diagnosis. This process may also require a number of tests (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, scans etc). Sometimes this can all be done during one visit, but for some conditions this will take several follow-up appointments. Occasionally some tests are arranged even before your appointment to try to speed up the process.

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.


Initial Consultation Fee


Follow-up Consultation Fee


Initial Bariatric Consultation Fee (1 hour)


Follow-up Bariatric Consultation Fee (30 minutes)


Procedures / Treatments

  • Endocrine Disorders

    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

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, rectum and anus.… More

  • Hernias

    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 Disorders

    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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188 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers

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188 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers

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188 St Heliers Road
St Heliers
Auckland 1071

This page was last updated at 12:55PM on March 31, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Habib Rahman - Bariatric and General Surgeon.