We are an all-female specialist healthcare team delivering quality, targeted weight loss services for men and women seeking surgical weight management. We value our commitment to support, nurture and guide you through the process, comprehensively assessing and managing your needs now and throughout your journey in life.
Evidence indicates that there is a strong positive relationship between a healthcare team member’s communication skills and a patient’s capacity to follow through with recommendations, self-manage a chronic medical condition, and adopt new health behaviors.
We truly believe that our clinician’s ability to explain, listen and empathize can have a profound effect on your biological and functional health outcomes as well as your satisfaction and experience of care.
Dr. Lara Freeman
SPECIALIST UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL, BARIATRIC, AND GENERAL SURGEON ENDOSCOPIST
Dr. Lara Freeman is a specialist Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon with extensive experience in the most current minimally invasive techniques for both Bariatric (weight loss) and General Surgery. She has a particular interest in Revisional Bariatric Surgery, and completed a sub-specialist Upper GI and Bariatric Fellowship at the Austin Hospital – an Australia and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgical Association training institution. Dr. Freeman also received the 2010 Young Investigators Award for outstanding research at the Australian National Bariatric Meeting.
Trained in undergraduate medicine at Monash University, Lara graduated with honors in 2006 before entering the specialist general surgical training program at The Alfred. She received extensive training in general, laparoscopic (keyhole), and trauma surgery, and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2016. Dr. Freeman is also a Gastroenterology Society of Australia-accredited Endoscopist.
Lara offers a comprehensive service focused on the individual, where treatment is tailored to fit the unique situation of each patient. She is available for a private consultation at Holmesglen Private Hospital (Moorabbin).