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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,…

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  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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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