Weight Loss Surgery

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...


The Benefits of Bariatric Surgery – Beyond Weight Loss

Obesity is no longer considered just a cosmetic issue, brought on by a lack of self-discipline. The World Health Organisation now recognises that obesity is a chronic progressive disease associated...


How Weight Loss Surgery can help Type 2 Diabetes

Weight loss surgery can make a big difference for people with obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Evidence shows that weight loss surgery can slow down or even stop the progression...


Preparing for Surgery

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