Your weight loss journey
Over two thirds of Australians are currently overweight or obese and are on a weight loss journey. Body mass index (BMI) is an accepted way to categorise the relationship between your height and weight.
For many, a BMI greater than 35 is associated with major medical, physical and social problems. Medical conditions that are either caused by or amplified by obesity include type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, sleep apnoea, orthopaedic joint problems and some cancers. As a result, obese people have reduced life expectancy.
Difficulty with physical activity, social isolation, feelings of embarrassment, employment challenges, and poor self-esteem can contribute to reduced quality of life and depression in people who are obese.
Why choose bariatric surgery?
Once obesity is established, substantial and sustainable weight loss is rarely achievable with dieting, even in closely monitored medical studies. Current best practice is surgical intervention, together with long term lifestyle modification.
The aim of bariatric surgery (also known as weight loss surgery or metabolic surgery) and accompanying lifestyle modification is to reduce BMI down to a stable, sustainable level, which provides dramatically improved health outcomes.
Taking the journey
Once you make the decision to take this journey, we have the therapeutic interventions in place to assist with your health problems.