Mr. Salim Chaloob in a suite

Meet Dr Salim Chaloob

Advanced Laparoscopic & General Surgeon
Bariatric, Gastrointestinal & Hernia Surgery
Endoscopy & Colonoscopy

Dr Salim Chaloob is an Australian trained Advanced Laparoscopic, General, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon based in Adelaide South Australia. He operates in major hospitals in Adelaide.

Dr Chaloob has completed his training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in major South Australian hospitals including The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital as well as the Royal Darwin Hospital. He underwent further training in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery in Brisbane and Sydney and further training in Bariatric surgery in Melbourne, Sydney, and America. Dr Chaloob is committed to professional development and continues to update skills within Australia and Internationally.

Dr Chaloob was appointed Director of Surgery in Mildura in 2012 following completion of his extended general and gastrointestinal surgery training. During this time, he was appointed by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon as a Trainee Supervisor and by Monash University as an Associate Professor. Dr Chaloob developed a well-structured surgical unit with outstanding quality of care for the public and private patients. Dr Chaloob was fundamental in developing the multidisciplinary team meeting in managing cancer and complex patients at Mildura Base and Private Hospitals. Dr Chaloob developed minimally invasive surgery in Mildura and surrounding areas.

Dr Chaloob relocated to Adelaide in 2016 and has established bariatric metabolic surgery at Western Hospital in Adelaide. He provides a multidisciplinary practice for bariatric and metabolic surgery for both local and interstate patients. Dr Chaloob is a gold contributing leader in Bariatric Surgery Registry.

Dr Chaloob manages diseases of the small and large bowel including benign lesions and malignant problems. These include colorectal cancer and polyps, diverticular disease, anorectal conditions- haemorrhoids, fissures, abscess &, fistula, pelvic floor disorders including rectal prolapse, constipation and faecal incontinence.

Dr Chaloob has extensive experience in managing complex general surgical cases and his special interests include minimally invasive surgery including general surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, colorectal surgery and bariatric surgery.

Dr Chaloob’s expertise includes outstanding skills in:

  • Gastroscopy and colonoscopy (GESA accredited)
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernia repairs
  • Trauma and emergency surgery

Dr Chaloob is a:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Gold Contributing Leader in the Bariatric Surgery Register
  • Member of the Australia & New Zealand Metabolic & Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)
  • Member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
  • Member of General Surgeons of Australia (GSA)
  • Member of the Colorectal Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons