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Dr Costa Karihaloo grew up in Newcastle and completed medical training at Sydney University and surgical training based in the Hunter region.
Dr Karihaloo returned to practice in Newcastle having completed the Ramsay Fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery on the Gold Coast. He has appointments in the private and public sectors and is currently Director of General Surgery at the John Hunter Hospital. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Lake Macquarie Private Hospital and has been performing bariatric surgery in the primary and revisional setting for over ten years.
Dr Karihaloo has specific expertise in surgery for weight loss in the primary and revisional setting, hernia and hiatus hernia surgery, surgery on the large and small intestine, surgery for biliary abscess and gastro-intestinal cancer, endoscopy, surgery on the spleen and gallbladder and abdominoplasty.
Dr Karihaloo performed the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in the Hunter region in 2008 and has successfully performed over 1000 cases since then. He performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass in the region in 2009, the first laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass in 2013 and the first laparoscopic post pyloric bypass in 2018. He has been a regular contributor at national and international meetings and has a particular interest in body composition post bariatric surgery as well as adjuvant medical therapies post weight loss surgery.
Dr Karihaloo is committed to lifelong follow up of bariatric surgical patients and ongoing research and quality improvement to optimise patient outcomes.
Dr Karihaloo operates at Belmont and John Hunter Hospitals, and at a number of private hospitals in Newcastle.