Our heartiest congratulations on taking the first step in your health and wellness journey!
When you choose to have your weight loss surgery with Centre for Weight Loss, our team’s support of your journey covers MORE than just the surgery itself.
As part of your weight loss journey, we provide our patients with the following 8 BONUS ITEMS included in your Support Package – ALL FREE of charge.
Introducing the Support Package
BONUS BOX of GOODIES
to help your weight loss efforts.
Absolutely FREE for our surgery patients.
1 x Fit Bit Charge HR
Get your walking shoes on – and let the FIT BIT start counting your steps for you!
Value: $250 AUD (varies) – included at NO CHARGE with your Bariatric Surgery procedure.
1 X VitABDECK (®) Bottle
VitABDECK (®) is a unique multi-vitamin specially formulated for people with malabsorption issues including people who have had bariatric surgery. Nutritional challenges reported in Bariatric surgery patients include getting enough of the following vitamins: Thiamine; B12; Folate; Calcium and Iron and possibly the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K. In VitABDECK (®) these fat-soluble vitamins have been made water soluble.
Take 2 VitABDECK (®) capsules daily.
1 X Metagenics B-420 Probiotics
Metagenics B-420(TM) is based on the latest science in gut health and probiotics supplementation for weight management and weight loss. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the use of probiotics in weight management; and that probiotics can help alter the ‘obese microbiome’ to that of a healthy lean individual.
We all know gut health is a key component of overall health and a necessity for losing weight. Metagenics reports that a daily dose of 10 billion CFU of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (B-420™) has been shown to help:
- Control total body fat and body weight
- Reduce waist circumference
- Control abdominal fat
- Promote short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production
One full bottle of Metagenics B-420 (TM) is included at NO CHARGE with your Bariatric Surgery procedure. Value: $68.50 AUD
2 Years of Post-Operative Consultations with our Bariatric Surgeons. (You will need a current referral from your GP and a valid Medicare card)
Your Surgeon will see you at regular intervals to check up on your weight loss progress after your Bariatric surgery.
In the first year, your Weight Loss Surgeon will review your progress once every 2 to 4 months (or sooner if required, if you have medical concerns after surgery) – four to six visits with your Surgeon in the first year are included with your Weight Loss Surgery Pack. (Value is approximately $400 – $500 AUD).
Scheduling may vary and our Team’s Surgical Associates may assist with your care from time to time, but Dr Dhir and the our Surgeons will often assist you directly during your journey.
The Fresh Start Program
Over 2 Years of Lifestyle and Mindset Support with The Fresh Start Program.
Many people find after their Weight Loss Surgery that some of the lifestyle habits that led them to surgery in the first place are still a challenge. This is why it’s so important to ensure that you have the support, motivation and tools you require when you need them most.
Designed and run by an experienced, professional coaching team, The Fresh Start Program is included in your surgical package to help guide and motivate you to achieve the weight, lifestyle and health results you desire after your surgery.
You receive over 2 years of support including:
- Regular face-to-face group support sessions
- Access to a private 1:1 phone support session and optional follow-up sessions
- Regular support and group coaching calls
- 6 months’ of online lifestyle and mindset resources
- Phone and email support
- Access to an online private forum.
Value is $997 AUD – included FREE with your Weight Loss Surgery Package. View full details on what is included on The Fresh Start Program.
Anaesthetic & Assistant Gap Fees Covered
Anaesthetic and Assistant Gap (Out of Pocket) fees. Normally these GAP fees amount to OUT OF POCKET expenses to Weight Loss Surgery patients.
When you have weight loss surgery with our Team, there is typically a GAP FEE for Anaesthetic Services and for the Surgical Assistant(s). These are typically billed separately to patients at most surgery centres. However, at Melbourne Gastro Surgery, these GAP FEES are covered for you as part of our Weight Loss Surgery & support services package. You will need a current referral from your GP and a valid Medicare card.
Value: $600 to $750 AUD (Included/Covered with your Weight Loss Surgery Package).
OPTIFAST Starter Pack with Shaker
Optifast Starter Pack (Shaker with Single Sachet)
If you’re having Surgery for Weight Loss, you’ll usually need to prepare your body for best results.
OPTIFAST helps reduce fatty liver prior to surgery. One sample OPTIFAST sachet and the Optifast Shaker is included in your “Bonus Box” with your Weight Loss Surgery Package.
This starter pack will assist you to prepare for your forthcoming surgery. Value: approximately $25 AUD including shaker (varies)
Meal Card (Meal Savings Assistance)
We provide you with a MEAL CARD, which recognises that you will only be able to handle small portion size meals after your weight loss surgery. This enables you to order smaller meals and save money when dining out.
This can be useful while dining out and can help you save money on meals. Value: Will vary from patient to patient.
Healthy Habits – Journal
Healthy Habits: Goal Setting Journal
The Healthy Habits Journal includes:
- Weekly Good Habits Pad
- 1 x Quote Sticker Sheet
- 4 x Quote Cards
- Mini Happiness Journal
- Mini Goals Journal
- Mini Mindfulness Journal
- Mini Habits Journal
- Mini Dreams Journal
- Habits Activity Book
The only way to achieve your dreams is to write them down on paper. Journalling is a very powerful exercise and can help form new lifestyle patterns called – HABITS.
Habits, both good and bad, play such a huge role in our lives. Yet they might be overlooked in the day to day. However, habits often need early nurturing to develop into everyday habits.
Understanding how habits work – and how you can master habits to ensure your success – is crucial to living a life you love and having a healthy body after surgery. That’s where the “Healthy Habits” Goal Setting Journal comes in to play!
“Wishing you success on your journey to optimal health!!”
Embark on a journey to reclaim your Healthy weight with a Team that is PASSIONATE about supporting your mind and body to help you SUCCEED.
You’ll be pleased to know you’ll be embarking on LONG–TERM Weight Control with a Specialist Team supporting you in your journey.