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  Smoking worsens surgical outcome.  This has been demonstrated in over 300 studies. People who smoke are at increased risk of peri-operative respiratory, cardiac and wound related complications.  Quitting smoking reduces the risk of complications. They have higher rates of infection, poor wound healing, heightened pain complaints and increased lung complications. For gastric surgery, smoking…

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Newly published data suggest that weight loss surgery can prevent cancer. After 20 years, the landmark Swedish Obesity Study (SOS) has provided research showing that weight loss surgery is associated with a reduction in the incidence of primary cancer diagnoses. This reduction is shown especially in female-specific cancers, predominantly endometrial cancer. The findings of this…

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While I have no objection to a piece of chocolate on occasion, here’s a beautifully healthy treat to share with your loved ones! Simply slice the watermelon thickly and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out two hearts. Fill them with berries, decorate the plate with mint and more berries. There’s nothing sweeter…

Keep the rituals, say good-bye to the kilos | Dr Jordaan | Surgical Weight Loss Centre

Undergoing weight loss surgery means still celebrating all those wonderful events that revolve around food, such as Christmas and New Years, but without the weight gain. A few tweaks may need to be made, but for the most part, you can keep the rituals and just say good-bye to the kilos. At Surgical Weight Loss…

woman stretching on ground

The factors that motivate people to seek surgical solutions for weight loss can, and should, be used to form accurate clinical assessments and sustainable treatment plans. This understanding can help foster patient adherence to follow-up care and improve a sustainable long term outcome for recipients. A recent Australian study of people who had already received,…

Dr Jacobus Jordaan

  Low cost bariatric surgery is a contentious issue, to say the least. While performing the surgery itself can be a technically simple task, that is not a reason to perform it indiscriminately. It is only ethical to perform elective surgery on patients when you are fairly certain that you are able to get the…

FB Before After Roxanne

Roxanne went from a size 10 to a size 22 in a short space of time. She was unemployed and becoming more anti-social by the day when her Aunt suggested she investigate weight loss surgery. 24 months later Roxanne has lost almost 70 kilos and hasn’t looked back. When Roxanne first left school she found…

unhealthy foods

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…

Leonnes weight loss

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…

Raspberryade

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…

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