Associate Professor Lilian Kow
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Together with Professor Jim Toouli, she introduced the Swedish Adjustable gastric band to Australia and is internationally one of the leading investigators of vagal block therapy for the treatment of obesity. Lilian is the President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), past President of the IFSO-Asia Pacific Chapter and past President of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS).
Over the years, Lilian has visited many bariatric clinics around the world and is of the firm belief that bariatric surgery works better with an effective support programme. Lilian has been at the forefront along with her colleagues at the Adelaide Bariatric Centre in developing a very effective multidisciplinary programme for supporting our patients in their weight loss journey. The programme in Adelaide was one of the initial ones adopted in Australia and internationally and the first to be used in South Australia.
Lilian and her colleagues are firmly committed to providing this very important multidisciplinary support for our patients: a programme which clearly makes the Adelaide Bariatric Centre the leading centre for the management of weight loss in South Australia and one of the leading centres in the world.