Bariatric Surgery

OBESITY is a rapidly growing epidemic worldwide.

Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is the treatment of choice when all other interventions have failed.

Conventional therapies such as lifestyle modification (diet and exercise) and pharmacotherapy (medications) remain important but are limited by their results in terms of weight loss. Numerous studies have shown that bariatric surgery is the most effective intervention for severe obesity.

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is the term to describe several weight loss surgery options that affects the stomach and how food is digested. It involves surgically reducing the size of the stomach, or the surgical re-routing of the patient’s small intestines, which causes the person to feel full after eating only a small amount of food.

Bariatric surgery consultations are available at the following clinics:

 

Miranda Clinic

Ph: 02 9525 2340

 

Wollongong Clinic

Ph: 02 4204 9540

Why it’s done

Bariatric surgery is done to help you lose excess weight and reduce your risk of potentially life threatening weight related health problems, including:

• Heart disease and stroke
• High blood pressure
• Diabetes
• Kidney disease
• Osteoarthritis
• Dementia
• Obstructive sleep apnoea
• Some cancers

What are the types of bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgeries work in different ways, whether by restricting the amount of food a stomach can hold, reducing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, or a combination of the two. The most common types in Australia are gastric sleeve surgery (called sleeve gastrectomy), gastric bypass (called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) and lap band surgery (called gastric banding). The surgery is usually done as a keyhole procedure, in which there are a number of small cuts in the abdomen.

 

Regardless of the type of bariatric surgery performed, its effects on weight loss and associated co-morbidities are superior when compared with non-surgical interventions.

Our unique model of care

Our bariatric surgeons lead a multidisciplinary team – including dedicated dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, endocrinologists and nurses – who work together to provide optimal and appropriate surgical pathways so you can choose what’s right for you.

LEARN MORE – BOOK A CONSULTATION

The best way to find out if a bariatric surgical procedure is right for you is by booking a consultation with one of our experienced bariatric surgeons.

Contact the Integrated Bariatric Surgery Clinic

Fill out the details below and one of our friendly staff will contact you shortly to make your booking or answer any questions you may have.

 









    Our specialist bariatric surgeons

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    Dr Jason Maani

    Upper GIT and Bariatric Surgery

    Located at our Miranda and Wollongong clinics

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