If you have had only transitional success losing weight, with the weight coming back on nearly as quickly as you take it off, it is likely time to consider Gastric Weight Loss Surgery. Non-surgical treatment of Obesity have a place. Yet when we are talking about treating morbid obesity (BMI > 35), Weight Loss Surgery becomes a mainstay of treatment.
Weight Loss Surgery Can Help Improve Type 2 Diabetes
Obesity is a chronic and progressive disease that can affect multiple organs in the body. Over 25% of Australians are obese. Obesity related disease has reached epidemic proportions in our society today. Some of the problems associated with Obesity include:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Sleep apnoea
There are many other health problems or activity limitations associated with being chronically overweight. Significant weight loss can often ease these conditions or reverse them completely.
Surgical weight loss and lifestyle
Surgical weight loss (bariatric surgery) gives patients the physical tool to assist with weight loss. Bariatric surgery requires long term monitoring and changes to diet and lifestyle. Studies show that people who commit to eating healthy food, exercising regularly, taking nutritional supplements and have routine blood tests for monitoring purposes have the best long term results.
Patients must be committed to making the emotional and physical changes necessary after weight loss surgery. This commitment will ensure successful weight loss and long term weight maintenance. Success in your journey to optimal weight is possible with the right mindset and a passionate team willing to support you all the way.
At Centre for Weight Loss, we pay utmost emphasis on client education and ensuring our clients have adequate support both before and after surgery, so that you can achieve optimal health and maintain it.
A brief overview of the various surgical weight loss procedures we offer in our practice: