The Surgical Procedures
Patients with morbid obesity distinguish between their eating behavior and existing comorbidities (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, heartburn). To suit individual needs Dr Puhalla offers different operations to achieve the best weight reduction and improve quality of life by decreasing comorbidities.
Regardless of the type of procedure, all patients need to be carefully evaluated before surgery to offer the best suitable operation. (e.g. Blood tests, Gastroscopy, Psychological evaluation – Nutritional evaluation)
Please be aware that all procedures are usually performed laparoscopically ( “keyhole surgery” ).
About Dr Harald Puhalla
Dr Harald Puhalla is a General Surgeon with a private practice at Gold Coast Private Hospital and Pindara Private Hospital. His specialty interests include bariatric, hepato-biliary pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal surgery.