The surgical treatment of obesity (bariatric/metabolic surgery) has been a rapidly growing area of surgical practice in Australia over the past 20 years.
Today there are a choice of procedures in use, which include sleeve gastrectomy, mini gastric bypass and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Having a BMI of over 35 is now recognised as a chronic life-threatening illness, contributing to reduced quality of life and life expectancy. It is strongly associated with many other medical conditions such as:
Most of these related medical conditions (or ‘co-morbidities’) may be improved or resolved with significant weight loss.
When conservative measures (diets and exercise) have failed to achieve long-term weight control, then surgery to control appetite and portion size may be an option in appropriately selected cases.
Suitable candidates are
Bariatric surgery can transform your life. However, good preparation and post-operative support are often the difference between failure and success. We can help you to
ACFED approved practitioners understand bariatric surgery, why it is so hard to make behavioural changes, and how it affects your life.