Why refer to Dr Rigas?

Holistic Care

Dr Rigas is the first Australian GP to be recognized as a Bariatric Care Specialist by the Surgical Review Corporation (North Carolina, USA).

Honesty and Transparency

Keeping things as simple and practical as possible, whilst giving your patient the care and attention they need, with onsite clinical support during the week, and clear easily accessible out of hours cover.

We also pride ourselves on providing you with regular written feedback on how the patient is progressing, clear management plans with who needs to do what and by when etc.

We also ensure that you are copied into the results of any investigations which we arrange for the patient as part of their routine care.

We are all here because we are passionate about what we do, and because we care. We also believe our values and philosophy of care match that of most of our referring doctors, but also what the patients want. These include:

  • Personal focus
  • Uncompromising safety
  • High standard of care
  • Patient Support (one-on-one and within groups)
  • Referring doctor / clinician support
  • Long- term follow-up with a shared-care model

Action Plan for Weight Regain Prevention

  • The University of New South Wales
  • Obesity Australia
  • ANZMOSS – Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Care Specialist
  • Strategic  Centre for Obesity Professional Education
  • World Obesity