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The Practice

Brisbane Upper GI Surgery is the specialist Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery practice of Dr Ben Dodd. Dr Dodd aims to provide excellent advice and surgical management of all Upper GI conditions, focussed on bariatric surgery, reflux disease/hiatus hernia and gallbladder disease. 

Ben has a particular interest in precise surgery, pain minimisation and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). This provides patients with the most positive surgical experience possible. Most patients are surprised at how little pain they experience.

Brisbane Upper GI Surgery is co-located with Obesity Surgery Brisbane at the Chermside Health Hub, Suite 204, Level 2, 621 Gympie Road, Chermside, Qld, 4032. Weekly clinics are also conducted at The Wesley Hospital Sessional Suites, Level 2, Wesley Medical Centre, 40 Chasely Street, Auchenflower, 4066. 

- Dr Ben Dodd

Ben is actively involved in the teaching of junior doctors and nurses at the RBWH and private hospitals. He actively contributes to Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery research projects along with quality and service improvements.

Dr Dodd can promptly see all new patients and arrange any necessary investigations. Ben has advanced training in laparoscopic Upper GI cancer surgery and revisional bariatric surgery.  He has a particular interest in advancing Upper GI laparoscopic surgical techniques and improving the patient experience through employment of enhanced recovery techniques. He understands the surgeon role within the surgical team environment, and has strong professional relationships with Nursing Staff, Dieticians, Psychologists, Oncologists and Gastroenterologists, ensuring patients benefit from multidisciplinary team care at all times.

For uninsured patients wishing to be treated publicly, your GP, Gastroenterologist or other specialist can make referrals directly to the Upper GI Surgery (Unit IV) Outpatient clinic at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

For uninsured patients wishing to have weight loss surgery, accessing your superannuation can be employed in appropriate cases. Please discuss with Dr Dodd.