Mr Ramez Bassari is a specialist General Surgeon with sub-specialist training and qualifications in Bariatric (weight loss) and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery.  He is also GESA-accredited to perform gastroscopy and colonoscopy.


He completed medical school in 2004 and became a specialist surgeon in 2012. Following this he spent a further 4 years of sub-specialist surgical training in Australia and New Zealand.


Procedures he commonly performs include:

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy (including polypectomy and rubber band ligation of haemorrhoids)
  • Hernia surgery (laparoscopic and open including inguinal/groin, umbilical, para-umbilical, epigastric, incisional hernias)
  • Laparoscopic gall stone / gall bladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair
  • Haemmorrhoidectomy


Bariatric surgery he performs include:

  • Gastric banding (commonly known as "Lap Band"),
  • Sleeve gastrectomy / gastric sleeve
  • Gastric bypass
  • Duodenal switch
  • Revisional bariatric surgery (those who have had bariatric surgery previously).
  • Intragastric balloon


He has private consulting suites at Epworth Richmond, Melbourne NorthWest Surgical, Seymour District Memorial Hospital and Sunbury Specialist Centre.


He holds public appointments at Western Health (Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown hospitals), and Seymour District Memorial hospital.