Gastric Reflux and Acid Reflux, also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), is a common condition that affects many individuals. It occurs when stomach acid escapes from the stomach into the oesophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. While the lining of the stomach is resistant to acid, the lining of the […]
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“I’ve heard that weight loss surgery is really expensive, I don’t think I can afford it” It’s as cheap as chips… Metaphorically speaking obesity surgery, be it a gastric band, gastric sleeve or gastric bypass, is as cheap as chips. That is, if you were to calculate how much money you’ll save from not buying […]
Weight loss surgery is only the start. Success requires not only surgical skill but also a commitment to you and our team to achieve the results we all want. This is why our team and postoperative care plan is essential. Ongoing Care for Months and Years. Regardless of which weight loss procedure you choose, you […]
Watch Dr Kevin Dolan of WALOS, answer important questions you may have about Weight Loss Surgery.
Going Home For most people, the best part of weight loss surgery is that nowadays they typically go home far sooner. Day Surgery Patients If you are having day surgery, make sure there is someone to accompany you home and, for at least 24 hours, you don’t drive a car, make important decisions, use any […]
Behaviour, environment, and genetic factors all play a key role in hereditary obesity. Many people view obesity as a consequence of poor lifestyle choices and habits, and not as a disease. In fact, obesity is a complex and chronic disease that impacts 2 in 3 Australians. Classifying obesity as a disease can help shift stereotypes […]
Did you know that there is a relationship between the severity of COVID-19 and obesity? Unfortunately, studies have found that the risk of COVID-19 causing hospitalisations or proving fatal rises with an increased BMI. Why does obesity increase the risks of COVID-19? It’s still developing research to why people suffering obesity and higher BMIs are […]
Sabrina Piccini is a qualified dietician who works with Dr Kevin Dolan. Sabrina’s passion for dietetics started at a very young age. She immigrated to Australia as a child, an experience that she found stressful. She turned to food as a source of comfort during this challenging time and began seeing a dietician at around […]
Listen to our patient, Glen’s weight loss journey he underwent Gastric Band Surgery.
Obese patients with type 2 diabetes and especially those diagnosed with recent diabetes should be prioritised for weight loss surgery over those patients with a higher BMI and diabetes. When taking healthcare costs into consideration many patients see a reversal of diabetes after surgery which means fewer expensive diabetes medication or treatment for diabetic related […]