Bariatric Surgeons Sydney

Our surgeons are highly experienced and follow a holistic approach to help you achieve your goals.

What Are My Options?

Our Bariatric Surgeons

Our weight-loss surgeons have helped thousands of people achieve a healthier weight over the years. 


Dr Ertugrul Durmush

Life Weight Loss Centre’s founder and medical director, Dr Durmush has performed over 3500 weight-loss surgeries. His complication rate is less than 0.05% on primary sleeves, comparable to the world’s best bariatric surgeons.

Dr Durmush is a respected bariatric surgeon with an international reputation. His methodologies are recognised internationally and he has been invited to address several European meetings of bariatric surgeons.

Dr Durmush is a full member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), International Federation of Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), Obesity Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ) and International College of Surgeons.

Dr John Ozmen

Dr Ozmen is a consultant general surgeon with accredited speciality training in upper gastrointestinal and weight-loss surgery. 

Trained in Australia, Dr Ozmen completed a surgical fellowship in Belgium studying under a world-leading bariatric surgeon, Dr Bruno Dillemans. 

He is a keen advocate for laparoscopic (key hole) surgery. This is often less painful and may result in a faster recovery time than open abdominal surgery. 

Dr Ozmen has performed over 3,000 keyhole surgeries. Over 1,000 of these were weight-loss surgeries. 

Our Approach

Since opening in 2007, Life Weight Loss Centre has earned a reputation as a centre of excellence in weight-loss surgery.

You’re in good hands with us. That’s partly because our bariatric surgeons are highly experienced and because of our holistic approach to bariatric surgery.

Dr Durmush has performed more than 2500 primary sleeves with a complication rate of less than 0.05%. This is in addition to other bariatric surgeries including revision surgeries and the latest bypass metabolic surgeries totalling over 3500 operations.

Our complete care program is a comprehensive surgical and behavioural health journey to help you overcome the debilitating effects of obesity.

Our dietitian, exercise physiologist, psychologist and bariatric surgeons understand your needs and challenges and work with you to achieve long-lasting results.

Weight-loss surgery is a tool to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We teach you how to use it well.

Our bariatric surgeons work closely with you to prepare you for surgery and have a strong follow-up process after your operation to help you achieve your goals. 

We don’t ‘cut and run’. Instead, we support you in changing your lifestyle to reap the maximum benefits from your surgery. 

Weight-Loss Surgeries

Our bariatric surgeons offer procedures designed to help you lose weight and overcome the challenges of obesity. 

We offer many different types of weight-loss surgery including gastric sleeve, bariatric revision surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion, SASI (combines the best of the sleeve and the bypass operation), mini-gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding.

Choosing the right procedure is very important in your sustained success. It’s a choice that should be made carefully in consultation with your weight-loss surgeon and your GP.

The bariatric surgeons at Life Weight Loss Centre are committed to your care before, during and after your procedure.

Next Steps

Start your journey to a healthy weight by entering your details here.

We’ll be in touch soon to help you take the next step. 

*Please note that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.  

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