At Weight Loss Surgery, Hamilton and Wellington New Zealand, we want to acknowledge the courage of our patients in taking the first step in finding out about weight loss surgery. Widely held mis-beliefs about people with obesity have shrouded weight loss surgery with an atmosphere of failure and desperation. Whilst weight loss surgery should be seen as the last resort, it is also the most effective treatment for people with morbid obesity. It is now firmly established in most countries in the world, and there is a vast amount of reliable information available about most of the surgical procedures. As with most operations, there have been many advances over the last 20 years, and weight loss surgery is now very safe when performed by experienced surgeons in well-established centres.
I am a Registered General Nurse and Bariatric consultant at Weight Loss Surgery Ltd in Hamilton. My role as Bariatric Nurse Consultant is to assess our patients individual general health and gain an understanding of their obesity problem. My role supports our patients through the pre and post-operative weight loss journey.