Lapband

Weight Loss Surgery Leaders

The surgeons at the CBS are among the most experienced in Australia and worldwide. The Clinic is led by Professor Paul O’Brien who began doing gastric bypass and other stapling procedures in 1980, and has been a world leader of the clinical and research development of the Lap-Band since 1994. All surgeons at CBS have worked together for more than 12 years and have a total experience of helping over 10,000 patients. Because of our customised follow-up protocols and our commitment to strong aftercare, we have very good knowledge of the patients’ weight loss and long-term health outcomes. We are very proud of our excellent outcomes, and have published these as a part of our extensive contributions to the medical literature.

Strong Research Group

We established the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) as a research centre at Monash University in 2004. CORE and CBS have worked together as partners providing excellent weight loss care, studying how this is best achieved and measuring the benefits of this weight loss to health, quality of life and longevity. These results have been published extensively with more than 150 peer-reviewed papers now in the medical literature. The research activity through CORE helps us remain at the forefront of knowledge regarding optimal safe and effective care.

CBS CLINIC LOCATIONS:

We offer a number of clinics in Melbourne to make it easier for you to attend your aftercare consultations.

All consultations for these clinics should be made via the CBS main office on (03) 9805 1500.

METROPOLITAN CLINICS

  • Glen Iris (Main Clinic)
  • Frankston
  • Preston
  • Prahran
  • Sunshine

RURAL

CBS also has a number of rural GPs that are able to look after our country patients they are located in:

  • Castlemaine
  • Maffra
  • Sale
  • Mildura
  • Mooroopna

Our Surgeons

  • Professor Paul O’Brien AO

    Monash University Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Emeritus Director of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE). In 2017 he was awarded Officer (AO)...

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  • Professor Wendy Brown

    Monash University Professor of Surgery and Director of The Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Centre for Obesity Research and Education, at the Alfred...

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  • Mr Paul Burton

    Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Monash University Department of Surgery, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Visiting Surgeon The Alfred...

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  • Mr Stewart Skinner

    Senior Lecturer Monash University Department of Surgery, Visiting Surgeon at The Alfred Hospital and at also Frankston Hospital.

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  • Mr Andrew Smith

    A Senior Lecturer Monash University Department of Surgery, Visiting surgeon at the Alfred Hospital.

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  • Mr Gary Crosthwaite

    Visiting Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Director of General Surgery and Gastroenterology at Epworth Hospital.

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Aftercare Physicians

  • Dr Caroline Lloyd

  • Dr Samantha Green

  • Dr Audrey Kotzander

  • Dr Anna Korin

  • Dr Karina Stolyarsky

  • Dr Paul MacCartney

Specialist Physician

  • Dr John Wentworth

Clinical Psychologist

  • Assoc. Professor Leah Brennan

Dietitian

  • Helen Bauzon