Exploring the different types of bariatric surgery

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The best type of bariatric surgery will vary from patient to patient, so it must begin with a detailed diagnosis looking at the cause of obesity, family and medical history, and lifestyle. Before selecting the type of bariatric … Read More

The importance of nutrition after sleeve gastrectomy

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Sleeve gastrectomy surgery is very effective for weight loss but for it to be successful long term, patients need to work with a dietician to get good advice on portions, nutrition, and exercise. If you have been battling … Read More

The emotional and physical journey to obesity surgery

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Bariatric surgery can be life-changing for patients who are obese but there are important considerations, including choosing the right surgeon, dealing with long journeys for remote patients, and post-surgery follow up The journey to significant weight loss is … Read More

How to choose a weight loss surgeon in Perth?

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A checklist for your weight loss journey. The truth of the matter is that it’s not that hard to find a weight loss surgeon in Perth. Over the last decade, obesity has become a more predominant health concern … Read More

Meal plans after obesity surgery

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What to eat after weight loss surgery? In Hospital and Week 1: While in hospital most people will progress from clear fluids such as water, broth and apple juice to thin, nourishing ‘high protein’ fluids such as high … Read More

What is an abdominal wall hernia?

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A weight loss surgery option that is on the decline. Gastric banding is an obesity surgery procedure on the decline. In the last decade the rate of gastric banding as a primary weight loss procedure has dropped from … Read More

Gallstones Surgery: Why would I need it?

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A weight loss surgery option that is on the decline. If you have had a gastric banding procedure in the past,  it’s safe to say that the choice was then made on the available research data and on … Read More

Gastric Banding and why it’s Old School

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If you are considering a gastric bypass surgery, or you have discussed your options for obesity surgery with your GP or specialist, then this article will provide clarity on the procedure. In the video below Mr Siva Gounder … Read More

Post Weight Loss Surgery Diet Myths & Facts

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If you are considering a gastric bypass surgery, or you have discussed your options for obesity surgery with your GP or specialist, then this article will provide clarity on the procedure. In the video below Mr Siva Gounder … Read More

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

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If you are considering a gastric bypass surgery, or you have discussed your options for obesity surgery with your GP or specialist, then this article will provide clarity on the procedure. In the video below Mr Siva Gounder … Read More

Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey

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At Advance Surgical Perth we call it a journey because of the joint effort and process, and because of the long-term commitment our patients make, to losing excessive weight. Beyond the actual surgery, there are lifestyle habits to … Read More

Weight Loss Surgery Results

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If you are considering a gastric bypass surgery, or you have discussed your options for obesity surgery with your GP or specialist, then this article will provide clarity on the procedure. In the video below Mr Siva Gounder … Read More

Why would I need a Dexa Body Scan?

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At Advance Surgical Perth we call it a journey because of the joint effort and process, and because of the long-term commitment our patients make, to losing excessive weight. Beyond the actual surgery, there are lifestyle habits to … Read More

How does a Sleeve Gastrectomy work?

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If you are considering a gastric bypass surgery, or you have discussed your options for obesity surgery with your GP or specialist, then this article will provide clarity on the procedure. In the video below Mr Siva Gounder … Read More

What is a DEXA Scan?

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Other things are just as important though. About 70% of diabetic patients will be in remission (i.e off their diabetic meds). 60% of patients would either be off their hypertension medications or on a lesser dose. Sleep apnoea … Read More

How does reflux surgery work?

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Patients here at Advance Surgical Perth often ask us what to expect in terms of postoperative weight loss. If you are considering weight loss surgery  it is important to look at the long-term results. Most patients will lose … Read More

Sleeve Gastrectomy post Gastric Band

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Having a Sleeve Gastrectomy after a Gastric Band. This is something we are seeing commonly. Patients have had a gastric band before and it has been removed. They are now battling weight regain and come along to talk … Read More

Gastric band not functioning

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Gastric Band not functioning as you hoped for and you would like to explore the option of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy? Something we are seeing commonly. Patients have had a gastric band before and it has been removed or … Read More

Bariatric News Articles

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The American Diabetes Association has emphasised the important role of metabolic surgery for the treatment of type 2 diabetes Weight loss from bariatric surgery appears to reverse the premature aging associated with obesity. Read full article: Reverse Premature … Read More