Dr Alexander 'Alex' Craven


Dr Alex Craven is a general surgeon specialising in Obesity and Upper Gastrointestinal surgery. He provides consultation and surgery through Advanced Surgical and Darebin Weight Loss Surgery and also works as an Obesity and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon at the Austin Hospital.

Alex studied medicine at the University of Queensland and trained in general surgery at the Austin and Northern Hospitals through the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS), before completing post-fellowship training in obesity surgery and upper gastrointestinal surgery.

Dr Alex Craven is most passionate about working with patients to control obesity and its related diseases, in order to live longer, healthier lives. Through Darebin Weight Loss he can provide coordinated multidisciplinary obesity care - including supervised lifestyle intervention and obesity medication, as well as surgery.

General Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Upper Gastrointestinal
  • Bariatric
  • Obesity
Professional Associations
  • General Surgeons Australia (GSA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)
  • Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (AANZGOSA)
Professional Qualifications
  • Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
3/195 Thompsons Road, Bulleen, VIC, 3105, AustraliaP: (03) 9071 3103E: [email protected]W: dralexcraven.com.au