Weight Loss Surgery

Hair loss after bariatric surgery

One of the most common complaints patients have following bariatric surgery is hair loss. This is mainly associated with nutritional deficiencies from reduced food intake, the lack of adherence to...


Is Weight-Loss Surgery the Next Wave in Cancer Prevention?

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...


Surgery is not ‘the easy way out’ – Roxanne’s Story

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...


From Plus Size to Petite – Leonne’s Weight Loss Story

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...


Ted’s journey to healthy life

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...


Managing patients with Obesity: What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric Surgery refers to a suite of surgical operations performed on the stomach and intestines that alter the way food is consumed and absorbed. These procedures assist individuals with a high Body...


Why BMI is Used as a Starting Point in the Surgical Management of Obesity

Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in Australia. It is therefore important to be able to easily identify people who are most...


Weight Loss Surgery… It’s not just about the Surgery

Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia. Obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health in Australia. The obesity crisis...


When Diets Don’t Work

Anybody who has ever tried to lose weight, especially a significant amount of weight, knows that it is like trying to swim upstream against a strong current. Even with a...


What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric Surgery is a suite of surgical options, which can help people with a high Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above. Doctors recommend weight loss surgery because it has been...