Dr Suzanne Ma

Southport Central, Tower 1
Suite 1510, Level 5
56 Scarborough Street,
Southport QLD 4215

Phone: 1300 985 677
Fax: 1300 985 678
Email: team@drsuzannema.com
www.drsuzannema.com

Weight Loss Surgery Funding & Advice

In Australia, statistics reveal that obesity affects up to 3 in 5 adults.

If you or a family member need help funding Obesity Surgery, talk to SuperCare.

With the assistance of our innovative service, SuperCare can facilitate your application for funding obesity/bariatric surgery procedures including: Lap Band surgery, Gastric Sleeve surgery or Gastric Bypass surgery.

Obesity is a disease and it can be life-threatening, unless intervention is undertaken.

There are two types of weight gain associated with obesity:

  • Central weight, which gathers around the middle
  • Peripheral weight, which gathers around the bottom half of the body, such as in the buttocks and thighs

Apart from reduced life expectancy, self esteem issues and the social stigma which can be attached to obesity, carrying extra weight puts pressure on internal organs and can cause ongoing health complications such as heart disease, diabetes, joint pain, cholesterol and blood pressure issues.

Meet Your Surgeon

Dr Suzanne Ma
General and Bariatric Surgeon

Dr Suzanne Ma is a highly qualified general surgeon with sub-specialty training in bariatrics, upper gastro-intestinal and hepatobiliary surgery.

Dr Ma has trained extensively through quaternary, tertiary and regional NSW and Queensland hospitals including at the St George Bariatric Centre of Excellence, currently Australia's only centre of excellence for bariatric surgery. She completed fellowship training in bariatrics, with a focus on revisional and endoscopic weight loss surgeries. Dr Ma has attended fellowships overseas with world-renowned pioneering bariatric surgeons including Dr Bruno Dillemanns in Belgium. She has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences on her special interest of revisional bariatrics, which is now a very important niche area.

Dr Ma has a compassionate approach towards patients, excellent technical skills and has great investment in patient outcomes. She embraces a holistic multi-disciplinary care approach featuring close follow-up with herself, dieticians, exercise physiologists and psychologists. Dr Ma provides exceptional quality of care for each and every one of her patients.

Currently 80% of patients undergoing bariatric surgery are female and being female herself, Dr Ma understands the extremely sensitive nature of the condition and she forms a close caring and trusting relationship with them.

Dr Suzanne Ma Specialses in:

  • Weight loss and metabolic surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy, Mini-Bypass, Roux en Y Bypass, Revisional Bariatrics, Endoscopic Bariatrics)
  • Biliary surgery (cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration)
  • Reflux Surgery (laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair)
  • General surgery (laparoscopic hernia surgery, all acute presentations)
  • Endoscopy (gastroscopy, dilatations, colonoscopy)
  • All other general surgical conditions

You may be able to access your super for funding bariatric or obesity surgery. You can apply to access your super to pay for surgery for yourself or your partner. You may choose to apply for funding to cover the entire cost of the procedure or part of the cost.

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