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Meet our team of world-class and experienced bariatric surgeons, anaethestists, nurses, wellness coaches, and support staff.
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Dr Jacob Vanyai

Dr Jacob Vanyai

MBBS, FRACS

Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon
Dr Jacob Vanyai is a specialist upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon. Read about Dr Jacob Vanyai

Dr Arun Dhir

Dr Arun Dhir

MS FRCS (Edinburgh UK) FRACS

Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon
Dr Arun Dhir is a specialist upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon. Read about Dr Arun Dhir

Dr Ben Keong

Dr Ben Keong

MBBS, FRACS

Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon
Dr Benjamin Keong is a specialist upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon. Read about Dr Benjamin Keong

Ms Sophie Skalkos

Ms Sophie Skalkos

APD. Sr. Dietitian and Mindful Eating Expert

Sophie is a Senior dietitian with a keen interest in the area of Digestive Health.  She has had extensive experience with patients undergoing Digestive & Weight Loss Surgery. Sophie has developed expertise in the area of Mindful eating practices that has benefited her clients immensely.

 

Dr Neil Dooney

Dr Neil Dooney

Anaesthetist

Dr Dooney is a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)and has public appointments at the Austin hospital and Eastern Health. He is committed to ongoing professional development and aims to provide you the best possible care for your procedure.

Dr John Zois

Dr John Zois

Specialist Anaesthetist

Specialist Anaesthetist with extensive experience in a variety of surgical specialities and an advanced airway management instructor for anaesthesia trainees.

 

Ms Sylvia Ledinic

Ms Sylvia Ledinic

B.Sc., Grad.Dip.Ed.Psych., M.Psych., M.A.P.S.

Sylvia is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Sylvia has worked with many clients over the years addressing a broad range of issues using a variety of techniques. Currently Sylvia is focusing on the well-being of patients who are embarking on weight loss surgery.

Frequency and overall length of treatment varies according to each individual’s needs. Confidentiality is assured and clients may seek rebates from private health insurance extra’s cover if appropriate.

Jayne Corner

Jayne Corner

Wellness Coach

Level 3 Wellness Coaching, Cert IV (Fitness), Cert IV (Fitness Pilates) As a Wellness Coach Jayne supports her clients in achieving the long lasting and positive changes they are looking for – closing the gap between where they are and where they want to go. Jayne is also a certified fitness professional and takes a holistic approach to understanding how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

Helen Bauzon

Helen Bauzon

Dietitian/Wellness Coach

Helen Bauzon is an author, inspirational speaker, dietitian, health coach, fitness trainer and TV presenter. Helen’s passion is to help the individual create change in their life and be the best version of themselves.

Helen’s health coaching advice is offered in a very easy and practical method, making implementation very doable for the individual. At the same time dispelling all the myths and fallacies presented by the media.

Ms Bernadette Jerram

Ms Bernadette Jerram

Practice Manager & Bariatric Care Consultant

Bernadette joined Melbourne Gastro Surgery in 2015. In her role as Bariatric Care Consultant, she is here to help guide and answer your questions when deciding on Weight Loss surgery.

Bernadette’s extensive knowledge and experience combined with a kind and caring attitude, will ensure your overall experience at the Centre for Weight Loss is of the highest quality.

Ms Rachael Roberts

Ms Rachael Roberts

Medical Receptionist

Rachael joined our reception team at Melbourne Gastro Surgery in 2016.

Rachael has a background in general medical practices and reception. You will appreciate Rachael’s caring, friendly manner and attention to detail and her commitment to patient care excellence.