Think about how different life would be if you felt full and satisfied after consuming a small portion of nutritionally dense food … According to new research, Australian households are spending half their food budget on discretionary or ‘junk’ food items and soft drinks. Analysis of the Australian Health Survey found that of the 58…

My name is Leonne Boyd-Skinner. I have multiple sclerosis and have been in and out of a wheelchair for many years, putting on 5kg each time I was wheelchair bound. At my worst I was bed ridden and could only turn my head. It has now been 15 months since I struggled up the stairs to…

A recent study has shown that carbonated drinks may be linked to weight gain. The study, conducted by a research team from the Birzeit University in Palestine, used lab rats to test the effects of four types of drinks including carbonated, diet carbonated, flat/degassed carbonated and regular water. The study was conducted over the course…

Patient – Jason Rosa Age – 43 years Weight Lost – 108kg to date Timespan – 13 months Everyone has a tipping point. For Jason Rosa it was the day his body couldn’t make it up a flight of stairs and he had to use the disabled lift. Jason’s weight had reached 205kg and he…

The Bariatric Surgery Registry (BSR) has recognised Dr Jordaan as a Leading Contributor in 2016. This achievement highlights Dr Jordaan’s commitment to independent quality control and ongoing long term care for our patients to ensure they achieve the best results. The key aim of the Bariatric Surgery Registry is to assess the safety and efficacy…

We were very excited to have Dr Daniel Cottam from Salt Lake City, USA visit the practice on the 17th of January and see Dr Jordaan and Dr Khan perform the procedure he developed. Dr Cottam developed the modern Loop Duodenal Switch (SIPS) procedure with Dr Mitch Roslin (New York City, USA) in 2013. Excellent…

Featured in the Toowoomba Chronicle.  Toowoomba man Ted Bremner loved the beach, but for the past 20 years he has been too embarrassed to go. However, Mr Bremner, 65, now has a new lease on life, dropping from 122kg at his heaviest to recently getting to his goal weight of 80kg. He was determined not…

The festive season is a beautiful time of year – but it has its challenges. Here’s our top tips for getting through and seeing in the new year with a happy, healthy start.   Did you know that on average, Australians gain between 0.8 to 1.5kg over the festive season? It might not sound like…

Featured in the Gold Coast Sun newspaper.  By Laura Nelson Husband and wife surgeons Dr Jacobus and Dr Nova Jordaan, have launched a campaign to fight the alarming rise in obesity on the Gold Coast. They believe changing the public’s perception of obesity is vital as obesity overtakes smoking as the leading cause of preventable…

Featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun and the Courier Mail; For 25 years, father-of-three Wayne Talbot faced the daily struggle of living with Type 2 diabetes, before making a life-changing decision in 2015 that would free him of the health issues that had dominated his existence. Weighing 167 kilograms at his heaviest, the 59-year-old…

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