Weight Loss Surgery

Reasons to Consider Weight Loss Surgery

The decision to have surgery for weight loss and management is never easy; however, it’s a decision you, and only you, should make following advice from an experienced weight management specialist at WeightLoss Solutions Australia. We understand your concerns and we have the experience to advise you on the best possible solution to your weight problems. Relying solely on the advice or experience of others, whether positive or negative, can be confusing and misleading. Medical advice and outcomes regarding weight loss surgery should be sought from clinically trained health professionals. Excessive weight gain poses a serious threat to one’s physical and psychological well-being. Some of the health risks include:

  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Cardiac Problems
  • Hypertension
  • Joint Degeneration
  • Some Cancers

These complications are common and those with a BMI of 30 or higher are most at risk for developing such problems. The result is: a shorter life expectancy, coupled with physical and psychological problems that may include depression and anxiety. There is increasing evidence to support weight loss surgery for the treatment of many of these complications; and, it is not uncommon to find patients experiencing relief from some of these problems or their symptoms after just 10-15% weight loss.Weight loss surgery proceduresOur quality of life has also become increasingly important to us over the years, particularlysince there is evidence we are living much longer. Unfortunately, lifestyle related diseases are impacting our quality of life and those extra years are proving to be difficult times for those fortunate enough to escape premature death as a result of being overweight. Thanfully, there are now a number of surgical options for weight loss.

Lap Band System

Also referred to as Gastric Banding. This involves keyhole insertion of a band around the top portion of the stomach to limit the volume of food consumed.

Gastric Sleeve

Also referred to as a Sleeve Gastrectomy. This procedure involves removing a portion of the stomach, leaving a slim stomach to limit consumption.

Gastric Bypass

This involves dividing the stomach into two and redirecting the small intestine to the smaller stomach pouch, dramatically decreasing the stomach size to decrease consumption.