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.
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
• Kidney disease
• Obstructive sleep apnoea
• Some cancers
All our services are offered at little or no out-of-pocket cost, so you don’t have to worry about huge bills.
We have our GPs, GP+s, specialists and surgeons all housed within the same clinic. No waiting times and instant referral to a specialist if you need it – at little or no cost. You’ll also find access to the best diagnostic and healing technologies on site. So you can feel assured that everyone is on the same page when it comes to finding the best solution for your healthcare at ISHC.
Our specialists are globally recognised for their ground-breaking research. And that research gets applied to clinical practice and surgical procedures, so our patients have access to the best and most current medical care. At Integrated Specialist Healthcare, we call this translational care – where innovation and the latest proven treatments are brought to our patients – for proven benefit. We set the standard for other medical practitioners to follow.
We’ve partnered with governments and industry bodies to cut out the red tape. All you have to do is to bring your Medicare card, and in most cases, that’s all you’ll need to access to the best healthcare.
We’ve established the not-for-profit ISHC Education and Research Foundation. We invest directly back into research, technology and education – so that we can apply the knowledge we learn today, and continue to make improvements in healthcare – for a better tomorrow for all Australians.