Bariatric News updates

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Perth bariatric surgeon Mr Jon Armstrong has compiled some of the latest Bariatric News. COVID-19 and microbiota increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes The combined effects of the body’s microbiota working together with COVID-19 in the lungs … Read More

Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery

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Type 2 diabetes

In this podcast Mr Jon Armstrong – Bariatric, General and Endocrine Surgeon – is interviewed about treating Type 2 Diabetes with weight loss surgery.

How a sleeve gastrectomy is done using Olympus Thunderbeat

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Jon Armstrong Sleeve Gastrectomy Olympus Thunderbeat

Olympus Thunderbeat has developed one of the most up-to-date instruments in Bariatric Surgery using ultrasonic and bipolar technology. Mr Jon Armstrong shows us the use of the Olympus Thunderbeat handpiece in a Sleeve Gastrectomy video.   Some of … Read More

What is the best diet after weight loss surgery?

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The top tips for maintaining your new weight: Perth bariatric surgeon Mr Jon Armstrong shares the tips on maintaining your weight after successful bariatric surgery. Do I need to be on a specific diet after my weight loss … Read More

When should you be thinking about weight loss surgery?

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hypertension risk due to obesity

What are the real medical reasons for weight loss surgery? Perth bariatric surgeon Dr Jon Armstrong explains. Most important medical risks with obesity There are many reasons patients might consider weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery but it’s … Read More

3 ways to maintain weight after bariatric surgery

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3 ways to maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery

Perth bariatric surgeon Dr Jon Armstrong explains how to maintain weight after bariatric surgery, keeping it simple after weight loss surgery. Get in to exercise after weight loss surgery If you have just had weight loss surgery, chances … Read More

5 of the biggest myths about weight loss

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5 weight loss myths

Perth bariatric and weight loss surgeon Jon Armstrong discusses some of the myths around sustaining weight loss, making it easier to achieve weight loss goals Myth 1. Radical exercise is the only way to lose weight. Not true. … Read More

What’s the scoop with private insurance and bariatric surgery?

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Private health insurance is preferable for bariatric surgery but other options are available, and the longer-term cost benefits of overcoming obesity should not be overlooked. Counting the cost of obesity: private health insurance and bariatric surgery When it … Read More

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. Battling obesity: what’s the right type … 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. Getting your stomach used to … 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 Dealing with the challenges to weight loss … Read More

How to choose a weight loss surgeon in Perth?

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A checklist for your weight loss journey. Is it hard to find a good weight loss surgeon in Perth? The truth of the matter is that it’s not that hard to find a weight loss surgeon in Perth. … Read More

Meal plans after obesity surgery

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What to eat after weight loss surgery? Simple meal plans after obesity surgery When asked about meal plans, our weight loss surgeons work closely together with our dietitians at Advance Surgical Perth. Our team of experienced dietitians will … Read More

What is an abdominal wall hernia?

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When things go wrong in the abdomen. Abdominal Wall Hernia in brief So what is an abdominal wall hernia? In simple words you could say that it’s an organ or tissue pushing through the wall of your abdomen. … Read More

Gallstones Surgery: Why would I need it?

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Gallbladder surgery explained by Mr Jon Armstrong and Mr Siva Gounder, General Surgeons. The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read Gallbladder surgery in brief Even if our team here at Advance … Read More

Gastric Banding and why it’s Old School

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A weight loss surgery option that is on the decline. Only 5% of all Bariatric Procedures now are Gastric Banding Gastric banding is an obesity surgery procedure on the decline. In the last decade the rate of gastric … Read More

Post Weight Loss Surgery Diet Myths & Facts

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Myths and facts about your diet after obesity surgery. Myth: There is no post weight loss surgery diet If you are serious about losing weight, then you may be looking into an option such as a sleeve gastrectomy … Read More

Hidden fats: What’s underneath your skin?

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BBC News Beat – DEXA Body Composition Scan Sushi is an average-sized, healthy woman on the outside – but what about on the inside? The 29-year-old went for a body scan to find out what’s going on underneath … Read More

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

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The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read Gastric Bypass Surgery in brief If you are considering a gastric bypass surgery, or you have discussed your options for obesity surgery with your … Read More

Your Weight Loss Surgery Journey

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Preparing for Bariatric Surgery in Perth. About the Weight Loss Surgery Journey 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 … Read More

Weight Loss Surgery Results

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How much weight will I lose with Bariatric Surgery? So what are the Results after Weight Loss Surgery? Patients here at Advance Surgical Perth often ask us what to expect in terms of postoperative weight loss. If you … Read More

Gastric Bypass Diet: What to Eat after Obesity Surgery?

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More about what you can eat after your Gastric Bypass Surgery. Gastric Bypass Diet: What can I eat after the surgery? Immediately after your gastric bypass surgery, you will be asked to drink only clear liquids, and to … Read More

Diet before and after bariatric surgery: How about milk?

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Our dietitian team will work with you to clarify any diet-related questions you may have, whether you’re preparing for bariatric surgery or you have already had the weight loss surgery.The most recent comments by the Dietitians Association of … Read More

Why would I need a Dexa Body Scan?

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The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read Dexa body scan: Know your body Dexa body scanning is a great new medical tool. It’s a widely recognised and scientific way to assess … Read More

You’ve had a Gastric Band. Can you have a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

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The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read Sleeve gastrectomy after gastric band: is it possible? If you have had a gastric band, are you a candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy? Usually, … Read More

How does a Sleeve Gastrectomy work?

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The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read How does a sleeve gastrectomy work? If you have been considering obesity surgery, you will have come across the term “sleeve gastrectomy”.  At Advance … Read More

What is a DEXA Scan?

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The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read What is a Dexa Scan? Dexa Scan data will help us define your overall health. It goes a long way beyond the simple calculating … Read More

How does reflux surgery work?

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The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read How does reflux surgery work? Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a common problem: about 1 in 3 Australians have some form of heartburn or reflux. Reflux … Read More

Gastric Sleeve Surgery: What is it?

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The article has a video – click here if you don’t want to read Gastric Sleeve Surgery in brief Gastric sleeve surgery is a fairly common weight loss surgery procedure performed by our surgeons at Advance Surgical. Weight … Read More

Bariatric News Articles

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Surgery Improves Fertility in Obese Women of Reproductive Age. Surgery improves fertility in obese women of reproductive age | Bariatric News Bariatric surgery improves factors that underlie fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to the findings from a study … Read More