Epworth Centre for Bariatric Surgery was established in 1998. It contributed significantly to the development of weight loss surgery in Australia. For the past 20 years, we have committed to providing safe, reliable and effective surgical management for our obesity patients.
We provide a full range of surgical options from gastric band to sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
We are also one of the most experienced group offering revision surgeries and looking after patients who need help after their initial weight loss procedure, such as inadequate weight loss, weight regain or severe acid reflux.
OBESITY is a serious and debilitating chronic disease, impact in a person’s daily life.
People suffering from obesity had struggled to lose weight despite many attempts with exercise and dieting alone. Modern bariatric surgery is the only proven method for significant and sustainable weight loss. It has also been shown to improve other obesity related health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression etc.
More and more surgical options are becoming available. There has never been a better time for patients who need help to consider bariatric surgery.
Sleeve gastrectomy also referred to as vertical sleeve, gastric sleeve or tube gastrectomy is a surgical procedure performed for the treatment of obesity.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), commonly called simply "gastric bypass", is one of the most popularly performed bariatric procedures worldwide and has long been considered the "gold standard" of bariatric surgery.
The One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB), also known as "mini-gastric bypass" was first reported in 2001. The OAGB is a minimally invasive procedure performed with laparoscopic technique.
In this procedure, a hollow band made of special material is placed around the stomach near its upper end, creating a small pouch
Gastric balloon, also called endoscopic intragastric balloon, is a non-surgical weight-loss procedure which involves the insertion of a specialized
Dr. Harry Frydenberg AM, Surgeon, Director of the Epworth Centre for Bariatric Surgery in Melbourne, Australia, is a highly experienced general surgeon who has been involved in Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery in Australia for more than 30 years. He performs a wide range of Bariatric Surgical procedures including Gastric Banding, Roux-en-Y and One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Mr Ernest Lim offers specialist surgical skills in Weight Loss Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery and Endoscopy (Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy). He gained his General Surgery Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001. He then completed further training in Canterbury, England in Endocrine Surgery and in Hull, East Yorkshire, England in Laparoscopic / Bariatric Surgery and was a clinical lecturer (Surgery) at Hull Royal Infirmary.
Mr. Yuan Cheng is a qualified general surgeon whose special area of interest lies in bariatric (obesity) surgery, for which he has undertaken extensive subspecialty training in both Australia and Europe. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2004, Yuan underwent many years of training, practice,
There are several crucial steps in your weight loss journey. Our considerate team has extensive experience and expertise to provide you with a detailed plan to ensure safe and long-term weight loss success. We will be with you every step of the way!
Make an appointment and visit our experts to discuss your suitability and surgical options in detail.
We will provide you with a personalised surgical plan and prepare you for the eventual success!
Your surgeon will be looking after you together with a team of experienced and trusted medical and nursing staff.
You will meet our experts at regular intervals to review your progress. We will ensure you have all the care and support for a safe and speedy recovery.
Bariatric surgery information seminars are programs that give you an opportunity to learn about our surgeons and care team, weight loss options available and how bariatric surgery can change your life.
In these free information seminars, you will find out more about the Bariatric procedures and meet our surgeons Dr. Harry Frydenberg, Dr. Ernest Lim and Dr. Yuan Cheng and their support team.