paediatric obesity clinic | team
Meet the Teen Time team
Dr Leon Cohen is the founder of Teen Time Bariatrics and Medical Director of Mercy Bariatrics. He is a General and Bariatric Surgeon and established his bariatric surgery clinic in 2004. He has been a pioneer in advocating for Bariatric Surgery in adolescents and introducing new techniques in bariatric surgery in Australia.
Dr Neil Hewett has been Dr Cohen’s principal assistant for the last 15 years. He has an almost telepathic ability to predict the next surgical move. He is trusted to assist Dr Cohen in most of his most difficult cases.
Hemah has been a Bariatrician for the last 10 years with Mercy Bariatrics. She also works as a GP in Willeton and Saville Grove. Hemah has a gentle friendly style and is great at band adjustments.
Dr Maria Ingram
Dr Maria Ingram is a General Practitioner and Bariatrician. Maria loves working with adolescents and non-surgical weight loss programs.
Shirl’s passion has been in fitness and healthy lifestyle programming and then a career in Exercise Physiology. She is responsible for delivering much of the educational component of our Program and also runs out postoperative “ Success Habits” training module.
Elise Porter works from Clear Health Psychology and has an interest in Bariatric and Adolescent Psychology. Her role is to assess your readiness for surgery and support you through the preparation and the changes afterwards.
Lindsay is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 20 years of experience in nutrition and dietetics. She is passionate about health promotion and has worked in the hospital setting, the community and in private practice.