Better Life Surgery

Better Life Surgery

Dr. Atalla sees patients in Melbourne, Echuca, and Shepparton, offering bariatric consultations at all sites. He is also available for emergencies and urgent elective referrals. Please see below the locations.

Tel: (03) 5480 6264
Fax: (03) 5407 1262

Weight Loss Surgery Funding & Advice

Did you know that you can apply for the early release of your superannuation to pay for weight loss surgery?

With the assistance of our service, SuperCare can facilitate your application for funding obesity/bariatric surgery procedures including Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass – Roux-en-Y, Gastric Bypass – Mini, Adjustable Gastric Band, and Duodenal Switch. 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, your partner, or your children. You may choose to apply for funding to cover the entire cost of the procedure or part of the cost.

Better Life Surgery is a proud partner of SuperCare. The team at Better Life Surgery is committed to helping you achieve your goals.

About Dr. Atalla

Dr. Atalla is a locally trained surgeon who has predominantly worked in and around Melbourne for over 12 years. He completed his specialist training in General surgery before heading overseas to further sub-specialize in bariatric surgery in a high-volume centre under the guidance of international leaders. During his time in Northshore hospital, Auckland NZ, he has refined his complex surgical expertise in both upper gastrointestinal/bariatric weight loss surgery and advanced laparoscopic skills. He routinely attends regular conferences and skill workshops to consistently keep abreast of any new developments in the treatment of obesity.

Dr. Atalla dedicates himself to listening and understanding his patients which establishes a necessary sense of trust, a connection that is imperative when a patient is required to place their faith in a surgeon who is about to perform a complex procedure on them. Assoc Professor Peter Nottle is considered a leader in the field of laparoscopic surgery, having pioneered the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other laparoscopic techniques in Melbourne. He brings extensive clinical laparoscopic surgical experience and knowledge to the clinic, particularly upper GI cancer, anti-reflux, and bariatric procedures.

"Better Life Surgery is a proud contributor to the Government-sponsored Bariatric Safety Registry (BSR). The BSR tracks surgical complications and provides an unbiased safety record for weight loss surgery."


John Fawkner Private Hospital
275 Moreland Road, Coburg VIC 3058

Shepparton Women’s Health Centre
100-104 Corio Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

Shepparton Private Hospital
20 Fitzgerald Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

Echuca Specialist Centre
222 Oglivie Avenue, Echuca VIC 3564

Echuca Hospital
226 Service Street, Echuca VIC 3564

Western Private Hospital
1-9 Marion St, Footscray VIC 3011

Better Life Surgery Enquiry

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