Dr Karilahoo performed the first sleeve gastrectomy in the Hunter in 2008 and the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in 2009

At our surgery, you will have full support with access to psychologists and dietitians during the process, and free unlimited follow-ups with the doctor afterwards.

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About Dr Karihaloo
Costa Karihaloo grew up in Newcastle and did his medical training at Sydney University and his surgical training based in the Hunter region. He returned to practice after finishing fellowship and advanced laparoscopic GI surgery...
Weight Loss Surgery
Is obesity a problem? Obesity has overtaken cigarette smoking as the most significant public health problem in Western Society.  Obesity is related to many diseases such as type two diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,...
Contact Us
We reside on the second floor of the Lake Macquarie Specialist Medical Centre. This is on Sydney Street opposite the Lake Macquarie Private Hospital just off the Pacific Highway Gateshead. Top Floor,Lake Macquarie Specialist Medical Centre,6-8 Sydney...


Dr Costa Karihaloo operates a general and abdominal surgical practice providing comprehensive care to public and private patients using open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques.

Dr Karihaloo operates a specialist medical practice called Surgery Central, where he works with three other surgeons. The offices provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere where you can discuss with him any questions you may have.

The doctors are supported by very experienced staff and will be able to help you if you have difficulties with paperwork etc. The doctor also has a Practice Nurse working in the rooms. She may see you at your first visit and will be available after your operation to help with any questions about your wounds or if there are any concerns you have in the recovery period.

Additionally, experienced dieticians, are also available in the rooms during clinics. They have particular expertise in obesity and other areas of nutrition in which they may be able to help both before and, most importantly, after your operation.