Patient Journey

Start Your Journey to a Better Life Today

Patient Journey
1

Meet Your Specialist Bariatric Team

Following a referral from your  GP, our practice manager will contact you and offer an appointment with the BetterLife team. At this appointment you will meet your surgeon Mr. Atalla, as well as your Dietitian and Nurse Practitioner.  We will discuss your health and lifestyle goals, you will learn more about the surgical options and which one is best for you and also gain an understanding of the nutritional and lifestyle management required to ensure success.

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Review Consult With Your Surgeon

At your review appointment, we will work with you to determine the most suitable surgical option for your individual needs and then schedule your upcoming surgery. The practice manager and bariatric liaison will be touch with you regarding costs, surgery date, dietitian and nurse practitioner appointments.

3

Surgery & Hospital Stay

The day has arrived, for you to take the next step in your weight loss journey.  Mr. Atalla will perform your surgery today and you will be expected to stay in hospital 1 – 2 nights. You will be monitored closely and discharged when ready. Remember to take your dietitian recommended Optifast or Formulite to hospital as it is part of your nutritional diet whilst an inpatient. 

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Post-Operative Care

Mr. Atalla will review you post operatively 1-2 weeks post surgery but you will be contacted by our practice nurse and bariatric liaison within the first few weeks to check in and monitor your progress. You may contact us at any time in this period to clarify any questions or concerns.

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Ongoing Care

You will continue to have follow up appointments at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 months,6 and 9 months post surgery.  Then Mr Atalla will see you on your anniversary dates or if you feel you need to see him at any stage. Your nutrition and dietary intake will be monitored by our dietitian and vitamin and mineral levels will be checked through routine blood tests organised by our practice nurse. We highly recommend that you attend these consults as they are helpful in achieving  better long term results.

6

Healthy Life Maintenance

You start to feel healthier as the lifestyle and dietary changes you initiated become routine and part of your everyday life. Health, confidence and self esteem have already increased as you start to enjoy your Better Life!

Your Better Life Starts Here

Book your appointment today!

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Still Have Questions

We believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their weight loss journey and well-being.

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What Our Patients Say

Cam Kervin
Cam Kervin
11/04/2024
I found the whole process very informative which helped me to choose the right weight loss surgery for me. From the ever helpful Marianne keeping me up to date on the process and Mo Atalla gave me all the info I needed to make an informed decisions. I could not recommend BetterLife surgery enough.
Franco Gargiulo
Franco Gargiulo
08/04/2024
The attention of Mr Atalla and Marianne was excellent, my operation was a success, I definitely recommend this clinic
Melissa Carson
Melissa Carson
26/03/2024
Mo and his team have changed my life forever. Dealing with me in a holistic way when looking at the reasons behind my weight gain and life long struggles has been amazing. Other surgeons saw me as $$ only. My dietician could have given more tips earlier throughout my journey but Mo’s nursing team were amazing and stepped in to help. Marianne is always on the ball coordinating all aspects of my care. 32kgs down and lost forever and hoping another 10kg coming up.
Brendon Beard
Brendon Beard
25/03/2024
I highly recommend Mr Attala. So far I have had a colonoscopy, gastroscopy and gastric sleeve surgery. Next up is having my gall bladder out. On all occasions I found Mr Attala calm, professional and non-judgemental, making a reasonably scary process a lot more reassuring and easier to process. I was fully informed and felt safe and comfortable in his hands. Mr Atalla also has a great team working with him. Marianne handles all appointments, paperwork and all the fiddly details, promptly and efficiently, and keeps you up to date with all the details. Bec, a nurse practitioner / dietician specialises in weight loss dietetics, and is there to assist both before and after the surgery. Bec is also calm, professional, non-judgemental and is practical and realistic in expectations of your diet transition after the surgery. If you are looking for weight loss surgery, look no further.
Jim Simpson
Jim Simpson
22/03/2024
Had Gastric Sleeve surgery with Mo Atalla in October 2023. The whole process went very smoothly, not just down to his skills as a surgeon, but with the professionalism and care of him all his team. From initial consultation through to post-op follow ups, the holistic approach involving surgeon, dietician, nurse practicioner, and admin, provided all the advice and reassurance I needed (also had access to a psychologist through the practice, but didn't use). There were no unwelcome surprises either financially or surgery-wise. A special mention to the Practice Manager, Marianne, who was terrific in keeping me completely informed throughout the process and handling any queries. I was fortunate in that there were no complications (in no small part due to the above), but am sure that if there had been, they would have been very well handled. I would recommend the procedure to anyone wanting to change their life with weight-loss surgery, and could not recommend Mo and his team more highly. Thanks & Well Done to All
samantha biles
samantha biles
19/03/2024
Their is not enough stars available to give Mo and his team, they are super amazing. The whole process was made so easy. Mo is so attentive to his patients, talks you through everything, nothing left unsaid and makes you feel at ease, and Marianne WOW I adore her, she is available to assist at any time, she is so knowledgeable, caring and helpful, always makes herself available throughout the process. They really are the dream team. To them you are not just a number, they actually care about you, before during and well after surgery. My surgery was much harder than Mo thought, it certainly tested his skills, but he did not give up on me and got the job done with great success. One year on I am down 32kg and cannot be happier. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to look at having weight loss surgery. So much love for Mo and his team, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Jacinta
Jacinta
04/03/2024
I first saw Mr Atalla for a General Surgery procedure back in 2021. Even though I live in Melbourne I travelled to Echuca for the procedure as through research I found him to be the best at what he does. As my first point of contact, his Practice Manager Marianne was absolutely wonderful. The professionalism & information she provided whilst booking my appointment was also one of the reasons I chose him. Mr Atalla was amazing at my consultation appointment & Marianne was so kind & helpful. The whole process was smooth & put me at ease Mr Atalla is now my go to General Surgeon for all general procedures. I couldn’t recommend Mr Atalla & his Practice Manager Marianne enough.
Liz McDonald
Liz McDonald
26/02/2024
I’ve spent years trying to find the right path toward being healthy & happy with myself. For a long time I was stuck on a loop taking me nowhere. I focused on medical labels that defined me as disabled thanks to my rheumatoid arthritis, (this was just an excuse to stay stuck). Then I found Mo Atallas website & decided to visit him & see what he could offer me. From the moment I walked into his rooms I felt at ease. His admin; Marianne has the friendliest personality & is so genuine & helpful. Then there is Mo Atalla; now he doesn’t offer any magic wand surgery, because there is no such thing. He offers the honest reality that he can help with surgery as a tool toward better weight & better health; but only if you are prepared to work hard on both body and mind. Mo and his team helped me with the tools and the support to put the hard yards in. Better Life Surgery helped me to find who I want to be, not just by losing 46kg with my gastric sleeve surgery, but by finding confidence in myself, getting my health back, adding years onto my life & most of all becoming a happier person again! Every time I visit the clinic I feel like supported in my journey and am told how proud they are of my achievements. I am not just a number to this team and you won’t be either. Thank you Mo, Marianne, Bec & Bec at BetterLife Surgery Liz
Jenn Clark
Jenn Clark
18/01/2024
Mo Atalla and his team would have to be the best that I have ever come across. His care and compassion is outstanding. I can not thank Mo enough for everything he has done for me and my family. It truly means the world to us.
Elly McCuish
Elly McCuish
07/01/2024
I couldn’t have had a better experience with the Better Life Surgery team. I have reached my goal weight in 7 months after having the gastric sleeve. Mo and Maryanne have great attention to detail and are right onto everything including the paperwork aspect. I feel very grateful to the team for helping me turn my life around for myself and my family. I could not have done this without them.