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Auralia - Kilkenny

Auralia - Kilkenny

(056) 780 7217

28 High St., KilkennyIreland

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Opening hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Enquire for a fast quote ★ Good ServiceScore™ 6.8 from 139 votes ★ Customer Service Award 2022 ★ 3 verified patient reviews. Visit our Bariatric Surgery Clinic - 28 High St., Kilkenny, Ireland.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Balloon
Gastric Bypass
Gastric Band
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Gastric Plication
Stomach Stapling
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About Auralia - Kilkenny

Auralia are a highly specialised fully accredited private hospital, based in Dublin, Ireland. 

Specialising in cosmetic and weight loss surgery, we carry out more cosmetic and bariatric procedures than any other Irish hospital.

Our surgeons have an average experience of +20 years each in their field and all surgeons are registered with the Irish Medical Council.

Concerned about travelling abroad for surgery? No reason to be - Auralia are an Irish hospital.

All surgeries and aftercare programs are provided in Ireland. 

  • FREE consultations
  • State of the art, fully regulated, CHKS and ISO accredited hospital
  • Exceptional standards of After Care treatment and support
  • Lap Band Platinum Centre of Distinction (First hospital in Europe to achieve this award)
  • Contact us today for more information regarding your procedure of interest. 
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Patient reviews

4.8 from 3 verified reviews
Mary McGrath, Ireland
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Felt very relaxed and comfortable

5 50 Bariatric Surgery Consultation • Paid: €15

Excellent staff. Felt very relaxed and comfortable. Thank you.

Jean, Ireland
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The service and the way my procedure went was excellent, I couldn't raise it any higher

5 50 Treatment for Wrinkles

I went for a treatment for wrinkles and fillers. The service and the way my procedure went was excellent, I couldn't raise it any higher! I recommended this clinic to my friends and 5 of them use this clinic, they're that good. It is the only clinic that is near where I live, they are very discreet, their customer services has been incredible too.

It's a very well organized and professional clinic. The Doctor has always been more helpful, one thing I like about him is that he's not pushy, he listens to you and if he doesn't think it's suitable for you he has no problem telling you. He bases his services on happy customers!

bernadette, Ireland
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Very pleased

4.5 50 Dermal Fillers

very pleased

Hi Bernadette, Many thanks for your feedback! It is great to hear that you were pleased with your treatment. We look forward to welcoming you back to our clinic in the near future!

Mr David Keogh B.Sc.
Mr David Keogh B.Sc.


  • IMC - Irish Medical Council (Ireland) 
  • RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Ireland) 
  • CHKS Healthcare Accreditation (International) 
  • ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization (International) 


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Emergency service - 24 Hour emerency service to all patientsOpen weekends - Saturdays only

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Bariatric Surgery


Bariatric Surgery Consultation

If you are wishing to lose weight but you are unsure about what procedure may be best for you then our bariatric surgery consultation may be the best option for you. This consultation is completely free and there is absolutely no obligation to book your procedure with us. During the consultation we can discuss all available weight loss options and go over the costs of each of them along with explaining our 0% finance option. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and you will be sent home with our information packs to read over before making your decision on whether to book your procedure or not.

Gastric Balloon

Our gastric balloon program has proven results in helping our patients to kick start their weight loss or to shift those last few stones off. Our program includes a 1 year after-care program during which you will have regular follow up consultations with our weight loss team whilst also being educated on how to maintain your weight loss long term. You will also receive full nutritional guides, full exercise guides, 24/7 emergency phone support and full surgical cover whilst on the program.

Gastric Band

Our gastric band program is the number one long term weight loss program available. All of our surgeries are carried out in our own state of the art facilities in Dublin by our world renowned consultant bariatric surgeons. Following your gastric band procedure you are enrolled onto our comprehensive after-care program. You will receive full nutritional guides which covers all aspects of the foods you need to be eating whilst being worded in a way that is very easy to understand. You will also receive full exercise guidelines which will be incorporated into your program after you have lost some weight and once it is safer for you to engage in physical activity. You will have unlimited appointments with our weight loss team, providing motivation and ensuring that we can be depended upon by you. You will also have all adjustments/fills of your gastric band included on your after-care program. 

As standard, you will also receive 24/7 emergency phone support and full surgical cover for the entire duration of your program.

Typically, we would expect a weight loss of at least 5-6 stone within the first year of our program, however, we have many patients who have lost as much as 10 stone within this time. 

Gastric Bypass


Gastric Plication


Gastric Sleeve

Our gastric sleeve program has proven to be the most effective form of long term weight loss for our patients for many years. Our programme starts with your gastric sleeve procedure being carried out  in our state of the art, fully CHKS, NTPF and ISO accredited, private hospital in Dublin by our expert bariatric surgeon.

Following the procedure, you will have lifetime after-care with our weight loss team, including unlimited appointments and 24/7 emergency phone support.

Typically, we would expect our patients to lose approximately 6-7 stone (38-44kg) within the first year. However, this will vary from patient to patient depending on how strictly they stick to the given guidelines. Many of our patients have lost as much as 11 stone (69kg) within the first year.

Here at Auralia Weight Loss Clinic we understand that the decision to undergo any form of procedure is not one which can be made easily. We also understand that most of our patients prefer to have all the available information before making a decision. For this reason, we offer all of our gastric sleeve patients free consultations. During this consultation we can discuss the procedure, the after-care programme and the patient requirements in far greater detail whilst also ensuring that the patient is an appropriate candidate for the procedure. There is no obligation to book the procedure with us during this consultation. It is more of an informal chat.


Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Our expert consultant bariatric surgeons have extensive experience in carrying out revisional bariatric surgery.Revisional bariatric surgery involves either fixing a problem with the initial surgery that you had or converting the initial surgery that you had to a different bariatric procedure.Our consultant bariatric surgeons have carried out a high number of these cases, varying from placing a gastric band around what was once a gastric bypass or sleeve, to converting a gastric band surgery to a gastric sleeve surgery.

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Breast Lift


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Full Abdominoplasty



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Auralia - Kilkenny - 28 High St., Kilkenny,

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Dr David Hewin - Surgeon at Auralia - Kilkenny

Mr David Hewin BSc, MB, ChB, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Job Title:
  Bariatric Surgery

Mr. Hewin is a General surgeon working mainly with Upper Gastrointestinal surgery cases. His specialist interests include bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery, including gastric band and gastric balloon), advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and cancer surgery.

  • Current Memberships:
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • Assocation of Endoscopic Surgeons
  •  British Obesity Surgery Society
  • Registered Member of:
  • General Medical Council (GMC No 3316177)

    • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

    • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons

    • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

    • British Obesity Surgery Society

    • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

    • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery

    • South West Gastroenterology Group

    • Surgical Club of the South West England

Dr Ahmed  Salman MB. BCH. BAO. BMEDSC. COSMETIC SURGEON - Surgeon at Auralia - Kilkenny


Job Title:
  Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Gynaecology, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Cosmetic Surgery, General Surgery, Hair Transplant Surgery, Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics, Plastic and Reconstuctive Surgery
  English, Arabic

Dr. Ahmed Ramzi Salman. MB. BCh. BAO. BMedSc. was born in Iraq in 1970. Medicine runs in the family, as Dr Salmans mother is a pediatrician and his sister in an onco-plastic breast surgeon. He completed his pre-med in Texas, USA. He then moved to Ireland and did Medicine in UCD, Dublin and graduated with Honours in surgery. He completed his general surgery training in Ireland and afterwards he returned to USA to train under the renowned Dr. Michael E. DeBakey in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. It was during this time that Dr. Salman decided to branch into the area of Aesthetic plastic Surgery. He then went to Australia to receive further training in Breast Surgery and returned to Texas to complete specialist training in the John Tebbett technique for Breast surgery.

Passionate and innovatory about his work, Dr. Salman has practiced as an Aesthetic surgeon for the last eight years in Ireland. In 2005 Dr. Salman established Park west clinic, a specialized day surgery centre and the first of its kind in Ireland. It encompasses state of the art operating facilities and is accredited by the NTPF. This operating facility incorporates Dr. Salmans beloved Auralia Cosmetics, the leading cosmetic surgery provider in Ireland with clinics in Kilkenny, Limerick and Dublin.

He has performed over 7000 aesthetic surgery procedures. He was the first cosmetic surgeon to introduce the Biodynamic Breast Augmentation system to ireland, and the first to use it in ireland and the UK.

He has a special interest in the Internal Mastoplexy Technique and has vast experience in the area of laser aesthetics and Tumescent liosuction.

Dr. Salman livesa in Malahide with his wife Orna and their two children.

Mr Dave Keogh - Advisor at Auralia - Kilkenny

Mr David Keogh B.Sc.

Job Title:

David Keogh BSc is our Bariatric Unit, Head of Department. David has extensive experience within the area of weight loss, having lost more than 5 stone himself. He is our weight loss patients first point of contact and manages each of their cases in a positive and encouraging manner throughout the entirety of their weight loss program. He is passionate about his job and takes great pride in assisting others to lose weight and regain control of their lives.

With over 10 years of experience within the bariatric field, David leads his extensive team through the management of thousands of our patients each year. 

Mr Darwin Mayo Msc Bsc Nursing, Senior Theatre Nurse - Specialist Nurse at Auralia - Kilkenny

Mr Darwin Mayo Msc Bsc Nursing, Senior Theatre Nurse

Job Title:
  Specialist Nurse
Darwin is our senior nurse involved in the gastric band adjustments. He is also our anaesthetic nurse, who specialises in anaesthesia and assists the anaesthetist in the bariatric operating theatre. He has vast experience in this field, including vascular recovery and is a support provider for advanced cardiac life support, patient controlled analgesia, immediate life support. He is also a key trainer in anaesthetic monitor suction ECG machines (Hammersmith Hospital UK).

From 2003 to 2013 Darwin worked as an anaesthetic and recovery nurse in the Mater Hospital, recovering vascular, orthopaedic/spinal, cardio-thoracic, urology, plastic and ophthalmic cases. He also has experience in assisting in anaesthesia for heart and lung transplants, and is highly trained in difficult airway management.

Mr Xavier Armengou - Surgeon at Auralia - Kilkenny

Mr Xavier Armengou

Job Title:
  Cosmetic Medicine, Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics, Cosmetic Surgery
  English, Italian, Spanish
Dr. Armengou is a highly regarded surgeon and aesthetic doctor with over 30 years of experience in the field. His expertise in body contouring, coupled with his commitment to innovation and knowledge, has positioned him as a pioneer in various areas of aesthetic medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Armengou has been dedicated to staying at the forefront of advancements in the field, particularly in the application of VASER and ultrasound techniques, as well as effective management of follow-up procedures.

As an esteemed professional, Dr. Armengou actively contributes to the advancement of aesthetic surgery. He has participated in numerous congresses and workshops in both Europe and America, not only as a participant but also as a lecturer. Additionally, he has played a key role in training aesthetic surgery specialists through university programs, emphasizing the importance of education and sharing his expertise with aspiring professionals.

Dr. Armengou's passion extends beyond surgical techniques. He is deeply interested in exploring new technologies that enhance human quality and improve patient outcomes. This includes areas such as nutrition, body composition analysis (BIA), regenerative medicine, fat transplants for modelling purposes, and intelligent anthropometric analysis. His commitment to integrating innovative approaches is evident from his introduction of VASER technology to Spain in 2011, which has since become the gold standard in body sculpting.

Specializing in advanced body contouring surgery using VASER technology, Dr. Armengou has been instrumental in sharing his expertise and experiences across multiple countries. His primary focus is on the patient's journey, emphasizing comprehensive care from pre-procedure to post-care, with the ultimate goal of achieving excellent results. Dr. Armengou derives great satisfaction from enhancing patients' quality of life and boosting their self-esteem through the pursuit of beauty.

(056) 780 7217

28 High St., KilkennyIreland

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