About Our Team
Dr Fadil Khaleal
Completed my general surgical fellowship through the Royal Australasian College of surgeons, 2007. Most of my surgical training was at Western and central Sydney surgical network. Underwent post-fellowship Bariatric surgical training at St George and Sydney private hospitals. Performed large of lap band and sleeve gastrectomies. Practice revisional bariatric and laparoscopy gastric bypass surgery as well. In addition to laparoscopic Bariatric surgery I performed other small and large bowel related surgeries including bowel cancers and functional / benign bowel and rectal conditions.
In term of general surgery, I offer wide range of surgical services from as minor as skin lesions to very complex abdominal surgeries, open and laparoscopic. Very experienced laparoscopic and open hernia surgeon, abdominal wall reconstruction and abdominoplasty. Appointed at both Nepean and Fairfield public hospitals. Accredited and operate at Nepean and Holroyd private hospitals. Experienced endoscopist performed over thousands of upper and lower gastrointestinal scopes (gastroscopy and colonoscopies).
Dr Nada Rawof
Dr Nada Rawof MBChB, FRACGP, Postgraduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management (South Wales University, UK).
Dr Rawof finished her family physician / general practitioner fellowship through the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2003. She then underwent extra training in women’s health and is currently finishing her Postgraduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management. She is very interested in metabolic syndrome and obesity. It is one of her greatest passions to establish and provide comprehensive management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
The scope of the bariatric physician is an area sadly overlooked in Australia, it is very important part of managing obesity properly. Providing comprehensive management of very common medical problem is essential. Obesity is the most common disease affecting the population, but how many bariatric physicians we have compare to cardiologists, gastroenterologists, — etc. Some endocrinologists have interest in managing some aspect of obesity but nowhere near the needed cover.
Navigating through medication, medical conditions and individual patient needs and requirements can be quite complex, and unfortunately I do see significant number of patients disadvantaged due to improper understanding of their individual circumstances.
Dr. Hadi has undergone 12 years of post-graduate training to become a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, and obtain her fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery. This encompasses Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Hand surgery. Having graduated from St George Girls High School in Kogarah 1997, she obtained her Medical degree from the University of New South Wales in 2003, including research at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Having successfully completed Basic Surgical Training, she was accepted into The General Surgical Training Program at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. During this time, she completed three years of General Surgery training including a year of training in Vascular Surgery and trauma surgery, and a Masters in Surgery by research from the University of New South Wales in 2010. She then underwent six years of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical training program through the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.
• Fellow of the Australian College of Surgeons (plastics)
• Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Member of the Australian Medical Association
Dr. Muhammad Imran is currently working as a PhD research fellow at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI). Dr Imran got his MBBS degree with honors in 2005 from King Edward Medical College, one of the most prestigious medical institutes in Pakistan. He achieved multiple medals and distinctions during his medical degree. He then moved to Australia and completed his basic physician and advanced cardiology training at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Having been trained at a well renowned heart transplant centre, he planned to pursue an academic career with a PhD in heart transplantation and cardiac imaging.
Qualifications and Affiliations
• MBBS (Hons), FRACP
• Level A accreditation in CT coronary angiography (CTCA)
• PhD Research Fellow, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney & Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Ms Gloria Cabrera
Gloria is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Personal Fitness Trainer. Her passion is food, nutrition, fitness and helping people make healthy dietary & lifestyle changes. She consults privately seeing clients for dietary management of chronic health conditions, weight loss, bariatric surgery nutrition and for fitness training. She also contributes articles to a number of nutrition and fitness magazines & blogs. Gloria consults in person, over the phone or through email and Skype.
Dr Qaiser Niazi is an adult Respiratory and Sleep Physician. He graduated in 2006 from National University of Sciences & Technology, one of the leading universities in Pakistan. He pursued postgraduate training in medicine and completed MRCP from prestigious Royal College of Physicians, London in 2013. After moving to Australia he did his basic physician training at Eastern Health Melbourne. For further advance training in Respiratory and Sleep medicine he moved to NSW and gained diverse experience at St. Vincent’s and St. George Hospital, Sydney.