Dr Mohamed 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-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 in learning 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 Published Articles

Dr Atalla has published many articles in his area of interest and is actively involved in ongoing research and publications.

Published Articles

  • Anwar M (Atalla), Collins J, Oppermann C, Lorenzen B, Kow L, Toouli J. Long-term efficacy of a Swedish adjustable gastric band in the treatment of morbid obesity. Obesity Surgery Journal. Aug 2006; 16 (8): 995-6
  • Anwar M (Atalla), Collins J, Lorenzen B, Kow L, Toouli J. Impact of age, sex, and preoperative BMI on outcomes at six years after gastric banding. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Oct 2006; 21(4):A254
  • Anwar M (Atalla), Humphreys CMS, Saccone GTP, Toouli J, Brookes SJH, Costa M. Responses to distension of isolated rat stomach. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Oct 2006; 21(4): A341
  • Anwar M (Atalla), Collins J, Kow L, Toouli J. Long-term efficacy of a low pressure adjustable gastric band in the treatment of morbid obesity. Annals of Surgery 2008; 247(5): 771-778
  • Atalla M, Rozen WM, Mobin M, McLaughlin S. Colonic Perforation during ‘Virtual’ CT Colonography: An increasingly recognized complication. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2009 Vol 24 (1800-01)
  • Atalla MA, Rozen WM, Niewiadomski OD, Croxford M, Cheung W, Ho Y-H. Risk Factors for Colonic Perforation After Screening CT Colonography: A Multicentre Analysis and Review of the Literature. J Med Screening. Jul 2010; 17 (2): 99-102
  • Atalla M, Carangan M, Rozen W. Acute traumatic appendicitis following blunt abdominal trauma. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Aug 2010; 80 (7-8): 572-73
  • Atalla M, Rozen W, Grinsell D, Hyett A, Cham A. The role of skin sparing mastectomy in recurrent phylloides tumour of the breast: case report and review of literature. J Reconstructive and Microsurgery. May 2011; 27(4):267-722
  • Sujarta T, Atalla M, Rozen WM. Complete Abdominal Wall Disruption with Herniation Following Blunt Injury: Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Int Surg. Mar 2015 100(3): 531-9
  • Mellow S, Ong I, Wong M, Atalla M. Ischaemic bowel due to migrated intra-uterine contraceptive device: a rare, delayed complication of intra-uterine contraceptive devices. ANZ Journal of Surgery May 2017; 88(12)

Important Presentations

  • Impact of age, sex, and preoperative BMI on outcomes at six years after gastric banding”. The 11th world congress of IFSO (International federation for the surgery of obesity), Sydney.
  • “Excitatory and inhibitory motor neurons in isolated rat stomach – how does bariatric restrictive surgery work” RACS Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide
  • “Long-term efficacy of adjustable gastric band in the treatment of morbid obesity” (Australian Gastroenterology week) Adelaide.
  • “Risk Factors for Colonic Perforation after Screening CT Colonography: A Multicentre Analysis and Review of the Literature” Provincial Surgeons of Australia 48th Annual Scientific Conference, Warranmbool VIC.
  • Quality of Life after Bariatric Surgery – Results of New Zealand double-blinded Randomised Controlled Trial in Obese patients with Type 2 Diabetes” ANZMOSS Conference, Sydney.
  • Rising Stars Symposium – The Future State of Bariatric Surgery and Bariatric Endoscopy Workshop (Mr Manoel Galveo-Neto, Brazil)

“I am committed to promoting disease resolution through minimally invasive surgery in the most comfortable and safe environment possible. I am happy to assist patients in selecting the most appropriate course of action as I am a strong believer that a solid support system, from the first consultation to follow-up care, is essential to providing patients the assistance they need as they embark on a new path toward a healthier, happier lifestyle”

Mohamed Atalla

Surgeon

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