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Tailor Clinics formerly Weight Loss Surgery

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

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36 Grey Street, Hamilton

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Boulcott Specialist Centre, 666 High Street, Lower Hutt

Description

Weight Loss Surgery is now TAILOR CLINICS

If you or someone you know is struggling with severe obesity and suffering from related health conditions, WE can help!

We know how being overweight affects so many aspects of your life - health, home, job prospects, recreation - in a negative way. 

But we can help you. Our weight loss process has been shown to be consistently more effective than diet and exercise alone, and can continue for the rest of your life.

Our program releases you from the tyranny of food, and allows you to choose the life you want to live.

Our aim is to see you grow as you shrink!

Our Team
Details about our bariatric surgeons can be found below under "Consultants". We also support our patients with dedicated Nurses, Nutritionists & Dietitians, Therapists, Psychologists and Physiotherapists. Click here to meet our team.

 

What is Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric or weight loss 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.

Bariatric or weight loss 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.

Consultants

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Dr Wai Chang

    Bariatric Surgeon

    Available at 36 Grey Street, Hamilton

  • Mr Atul Dhabuwala

    General, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

    Available at Boulcott Specialist Centre, 666 High Street, Lower Hutt

  • Mr Rowan French

    Bariatric Surgeon

    Available at 36 Grey Street, Hamilton

  • Mr David Schroeder

    Bariatric Surgeon

    Available at 36 Grey Street, Hamilton

  • Dr Benjamin Wheeler

    Bariatric Surgeon

    Available at 36 Grey Street, Hamilton

Physiotherapists

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Sam Boobier

    Physiotherapist

    Available at Boulcott Specialist Centre, 666 High Street, Lower Hutt

Referral Expectations

You need to be referred to us by your GP. 

Read more about the surgery process here.

For medical professionals: click here for more information.

Hours

36 Grey Street, Hamilton

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Boulcott Specialist Centre, 666 High Street, Lower Hutt

Mon – Tue8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu – Fri8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (REYGB)

    Read and view a video about laparoscopic Roux-En-Y gastric bypass surgery here More

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Read and view a video about laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery here More

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:18PM on September 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Tailor Clinics formerly Weight Loss Surgery.