Our Clinic Team

The team at Betterlife surgery is committed to helping you achieve your goals

Dr Mohamed Atalla

Surgeon

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-specialise 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.

Dr Mohamed Atalla Surgeon

Dr Mohamed Atalla

Surgeon

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-specialise 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.

Marianne Mammone

Practice Manager

Marianne is responsible for the smooth running of the practice as well as being the first point of contact for our patients. She has many years of experience in the administrative medical field and is currently studying a Diploma in Practice and Business Management. 

Marianne brings great enthusiasm, friendly disposition and a positive attitude to her role.  She enjoys the many aspects of general surgery but has a deep passion for Bariatrics in particular and assists our patients through the process, including self-funded patients who are willing to access their superannuation. She is constantly striving to be better informed and educated on the improvement in metabolic weight loss surgery, regularly attends ANZMOSS conference and is involved in the Bariatric Surgery Registry. 

Dr John Dyson

General Practioner

Dr. John Dyson has been a GP in Shepparton for many years. He has a special interest in assisting with gynaecological, general and bariatric surgery.  

In recent years he has taken on the role of assistant to Mr Mohamed Atalla with his general and bariatric procedures. 

John enjoys the diversity of the patients and surgery and has been invaluable in not only assisting but also post operative care of the patients.  

John and his wife enjoy living in rural Victoria and in his spare time he enjoys soaring from Tocumwal aerodrome.

Rebecca Monk

Dietitian

Rebecca is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is passionate about improving the nutrition and health of people in the local community, and has been working as a dietitian in the Goulburn Valley region for over 10 years. 

Rebecca regularly participates in continuing professional development programs, which ensures that she is up-to-date with the latest findings from clinical research on the diet–disease relationships of most health condition.  

Rebecca enjoys working with clients to achieve practical and sustainable lifestyle nutrition. She specialises in medical nutrition therapy for management of Diabetes and metabolic weight loss procedures.

Rebecca East

Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca returned to her local community after the first 7 years of her Nursing career at Epworth in Richmond to undertake a Master’s of Nursing Practice (Perioperative) and Master’s of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) at Deakin University. 

For the past 10 years Rebecca has worked in private practice and gained endorsement as a nurse practitioner in 2014. 

In 2018, The Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) awarded Rebecca  Fellowship in recognition of her significant contribution to perioperative nursing and demonstration of professional excellence Rebecca’s clinical practice is diverse and has special interests in Bariatrics, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries. 

Rebecca is very passionate about patients and families experiencing safe, informed and holistic health care and a looks forward to being able to support the Better Life patients throughout their journey.

Carole McGregor

Psychologist

Carole has experience in providing support to clients with weight issues. She works with individuals to understand their motivations, create realistic and achievable goals, and maintain motivation to assist change. Carole can assist with natural weight loss, as well as support clients having bariatric surgery during both the pre and post-operative stages.

There are many psychological adjustments that individuals who are losing weight or having bariatric surgery can face. These may include changes in body image and self-esteem, emotional eating and change of diet, social pressures at meal times, and the impact change of diet and weight loss can have on relationships. Carole usually provide support and strategies to assist this journey toward a better quality of life. She works in Shepparton, Echuca and South Melbourne, and can be contacted on 0448 865 666.

Hayley Napier

Exercise Physiologist, AEP

Hayley has a passion for helping others improve their health and lifestyle. She enjoys working with clients to enable them to feel better, function better and optimise their wellbeing.

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, she is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide exercise and education for management of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

Hayley thoroughly enjoys spending her free time working on her own health and fitness and going out for brunch on the weekend.

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