Mr Ahmad Aly – Bariatric Surgeon
Mr Ahmad Aly, MB. BS, FRACS, MS, is a General Surgeon and Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. Ahmad is the Head of Upper GI Surgery at the Austin Hospital, a senior lecturer and researcher with Melbourne University and conducts private practice at Warringal and Mitcham Hospitals.
Ahmad is the Head of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at The Austin Hospital, a Clinical Associate Professor and researcher with Melbourne University. He is also a board member of OSSANZ and ANZGOSA. He is a highly experienced surgeon in the area of weight loss and personally developed a dedicated and passionate multidisciplinary team at Darebin Weight Loss Surgery. He has performed over 1,000 weight loss operations.
Mr Kiat Lim – Bariatric Surgeon
Mr Kiat Lim, MBBS, FRACS, M.Surg, is a General Surgeon with subspecialized training in Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery. Mr Kiat Lim was one of the few pioneering trainees accredited by Australia and New Zealand Gastro Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA).
Kiat is a specialist at The Austin with an active research and academic role. He is also a member of OSSANZ and ANZGOSA. One of his strengths is to engage with patients and to ensure that the patient understands the disease process, treatment options and realistic outcomes. With Ahmad Aly, Kiat has a similar philosophy and approach to weight loss surgery. He enjoys utilizing the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery and quick recovery programs for the best outcomes.
You will have “On-Call” Support
Dr Lucilla Knight (MBBS, FRACGP) is a warm compassionate General Practitioner who has trained with Advanced Surgical in the care of patients before and after surgery. She plays a major role in the assessment of patients before surgery. She has excellent skills and is well like by patients in supporting them though their journey.
Karen Edwards is a Clinical Psychologist since 1996, specializes in treating eating disorders including obesity. Karen will help you develop skills to better manage stress and anxiety, to deal with set-backs post surgery, to re-connect to living life in a valued and meaningful way, and to diversify health related behaviors.
Executive & Finance Admin
Kelly Sanguinetti is our finance guru and executive administrator. She has background experience with managing a large GP practice and has a wealth of management skills. She is the cheery face behind reception and will help care for you.
Shelley Lisle RN Division 1, Critical Care Cert. Shelley is the practice manager and clinical care coordinator with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her nursing roles at Warringal Private including associate unit manager of Intensive care, nursing coordinator, General Practice liaison and general surgical case manager.