This initial consultation is where you meet with our surgeon, Mr Siva Gounder. He will discuss your case and conduct an in-depth discussion regarding your past medical history and the surgical options best suited to you.
Mr Gounder will then examine you, answer any questions you may have, and help you make an informed decision about your procedure – Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Non-Surgical Intragastric Balloon, or Revision Bariatric Surgery.
Your health insurance may have additional requirements including cardiac and pulmonary clearance, documented weight history, sleep study, or a referral letter from your primary care provider.
The Clinical Assessment includes screening for surgical safety and involves comprehensive history taking, physical examinations, laboratory investigations, and interviews to determine your motivation for undergoing surgery. It will also show how much you understand about the procedure and post-operative demands.
We use these interviews to source information about your weight-loss and weight-gain history and current eating behaviours, which will help guide our post-operative care. We will also establish whether you have the necessary support network bariatric procedures require. Our clinical assessment will also identify any psychiatric conditions which might impair your ability to successfully handle the surgery.
Choosing the right bariatric surgery requires careful thought and consideration. Make your decision after all weight loss surgery options have been considered. Consultation with Mr Gounder and undergoing the prerequisite tests are necessary to confirm your eligibility for bariatric surgery. You will also need to learn about your weight loss surgery insurance coverage and financing options.
Seeking support and information will help you decide the best course of action. Here at Perth Weight Loss and Surgery, Mr Gounder is happy to help you with your decision.
Surgeries we perform are:
Lap Band – A procedure where a silicone band is inserted around the upper end of the stomach to restrict food intake. The rest of the digestive system is not altered.
Gastric Bypass – In this procedure the stomach is divided to create a small pouch for restricting food intake. The small intestine is also altered to produce malabsorption of food.
Gastric Sleeve – In this procedure, the left side of the stomach is removed to create a smaller stomach. The intestines are not altered.
SIPS Procedure – In this procedure a sleeve gastrectomy is performed along with surgery to reroute the small intestine.
You will be given a list of instructions outlining pre and post-operative guidelines to follow before your surgery.
Once admitted, Mr Gounder will perform your bariatric surgery and be there when you wake up from the anaesthetic to see how you are feeling.
When you have recovered sufficiently you will be released from the hospital into the care of your support network.
Perth Weight Loss and Surgery are here to help you as you recover from the surgery so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
At Perth Weight Loss and Surgery, our focus is on creating a healthy and sustainable eating and exercise lifestyle for you. We will provide guidance on nutrition to make sure you meet your daily nutritional needs by eating healthy food, taking vitamin supplements and having regular follow-ups with our medical team and growing support network.
Ask us about access to private surgical weight loss forums, personal trainers and nutritionists – our goal is to see you meet your weight loss target safely and incident free.