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…

Ted Bremner photo

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…

Doctor article image

As featured in Doctor magazine – November/December 2016 issue.  Gold Coast husband and wife surgical duo, Dr Jacobus Jordaan and Dr Nova Jordaan have launched a new community engagement campaign to educate the public on the dangers of obesity. The couple aims to pioneer a change in the perception of obesity, as the disease overtakes…

Digestive system

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 Mass Index (BMI) to lose weight and resolve weight related medical conditions. For the 5 million Australians with obesity (defined as a BMI above 30), weight…

Start the conversation

Gold Coast specialist surgeon Dr Jacobus Jordaan has launched a new community engagement campaign to educate the public on the dangers of obesity and help break down the barriers to seeking treatment. Dr Jordaan’s latest community campaign called “Start the Conversation” aims to educate the community on the impact of obesity while encouraging them to…

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 proven to be the most effective way for people with obesity to lose a large amount of weight and keep it off for life, which…

Bariatric Surgery Registry

Gold Coast specialist surgeon of 20 years Dr Jacobus “Jorrie” Jordaan has been appointed as Gold Coast Private Hospital’s lead researcher for the independent Bariatric Surgery Registry of Australia. Bariatric surgery has been well established as an incredibly effective treatment for diabetes, heart disease and infertility – and has now been linked to reducing the risk…

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