Our Team

At MBSA we have a highly qualified and experienced team.

  • Metabolic-Bariatric Surgeon
  • Bariatric Dietitian
  • Bariatric Psychologist
  • Bariatric Physician/GP
  • Pain Specialist Physician
  • Endocrinologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Respiratory Physician
  • Rheumatology and Sport medicine Physician
  • Bariatric Anaesthesiologist 
 
 
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Mr Mani Niazi
MBSA Director

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon

Mr Niazi is a senior surgeon with over 10 years of Post-training Surgical experience in General Surgery and subspecialized in Upper GI & Bariatric Surgery.

After being qualified as a General Surgeon in 2006, Mr Niazi has had two additional fellowship trainings:

  1. Breast, Endocrine and Surgical Oncology (Skin cancer) Fellowship at Tweed heads & John Flynn Hospitals
  2. Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at St George Hospital, Sydney, The Centre of Excellence in Bariatric surgery,  with more than 1200 Bariatric cases a year

During his surgical career, Mr Niazi always been involved in teaching, research and innovation; having lectured at a number of medical schools including Bond University, Griffith University and University of NSW, and has played an instrumental role in developing and introducing Gastric Plication in the area of Bariatric surgery in the world, and first introducing it in Australia. Mr Niazi is a passionate patient advocate, a generous teacher and has particular skill in Advanced Laparoscopic (Key hole) Surgeries.

Mr Niazi’s areas of expertise considering his dual Fellowships include but not limited to:

  • Metabolic & Bariatric surgeries (Weight loss Surgery):  Sleeve Gastrectomy & Gastric Bypass, Bariatric Revision Surgery
  • GI Surgery: Oesophagus, Stomach, Intestine, Appendix, division of Adhesions, Reflux disease& Hiatus hernia
  • Gall Bladder Surgery and Biliary tract
  • Hernia surgery: Umbilical, Inguinal, Ventral & Incisional Hernias, Hiatal Hernia
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid surgeries including minimally invasive Parathyroidectomy
  • Skin & Soft tissue Lesions; Lipomas, Lumps &Bumps, and Skin Cancers requiring excision, Graft or Flaps, Pilonidal Disease 

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Bariatric Physician

Dr Ali Kosari (MD, FRACP) has special interest in management of obesity and patients who are having lose-weight surgery.He has fellowship of American College of physicians (ACP).

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Bariatric Dietitian

Mrs Tara Zavabeti is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and an Accredited Nutritionist (AN) specialising in obesity management and medical nutrition therapy in bariatric surgery.

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Bariatric Psychologist

Dr Fariba Kavianpour is a psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology and is specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is also registered as a psychologist with AHPRA.


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