Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery

Obesity is one of the major challenges facing New Zealand. Increasingly sedentary employment and limited regular exercise has contributed to this. The Ministry of Health annual update from the 2017-2018 Health survey detailed a 32% rate of obesity in adults (15 years and over) and a further 43% of the population classed as overweight but not obese.

Lifestyle interventions can be effective in the short term but maintenance of weight loss over a longer period can be difficult.

Over the past decade, surgical intervention as an effective treatment option has steadily increased in popularity. The benefits of significant weight loss contribute to health gains across the body systems such as reducing the incidence of diabetes, and delaying the onset of joint problems.

Grace Hospital has an excellent team of skilled health professionals who will provide caring and sensitive support during your procedure and recovery.

Bariatric surgery includes several different types of operations.

Other Grace Hospital benefits:
  • The facility has an effective quality assurance program in place to ensure availability of needed supplies and that all equipment is at their best working quality.
  • The staff that support our specialists are highly trained, experienced and undergo regular competency reviews.
  • Not only are the professionals working at Grace Hospital proficient, but they also uphold the hospital’s commitment to personalised and attentive health care.

Procedures Grace Hospital Provides

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgery to create a permanent reduction in the size of the stomach to reduce appetite and create weight loss.
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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Surgery to create a small stomach pouch and bypass the remaining stomach to produce weight loss.
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To book your procedure please contact one of our specialists below

Mr Robert Cable

Mr Robert Cable

General, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgeon

MBChB (Otago), FRCS (England), FRACS
Rob is a General and Bariatric Surgeon with expertise in Laparoscopic surgery. His Bariatric Surgery involves mainly Sleeve Gastrectomy, but also has proficiency in administering Lap Bands.


Dan Mafi GH031221-1869

Dr Dan Mafi

Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric and General Surgeon


Daniel is a New Zealand-trained General Surgeon and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  He has experience in a variety of surgical specialties, including four years of practice in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, developing skills now especially useful in his practice of skin cancer surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction.

Mr Barnaby Smith

Mr Barnaby Smith

General, Bariatric and Endoscopic Surgeon


Barnaby Smith is a general, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeon with sub-specialist interest in upper gastrointestinal conditions, melanoma, laparoscopy, and hernia repairs. He prefers to use minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy to improve the outcome for his patients.


About Grace

At Grace we are dedicated to delivering the best of surgical care for our patients with a comprehensive range of surgical services supported by experienced nursing staff.

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