Colonoscopy Preparation for Bariatric Surgery Patients

For patients who have had weight loss surgery, such as gastric sleeve or gastric band procedures, there can be concerns about how they might undergo a colonoscopy in the future if required for healthcare checks or diagnostic reasons. A colonoscopy can detect bowel disorders such as colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s Disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Colonoscopy […]

Apr 17th,2019
Post Weight Loss Surgery Exercise

What exercise is best for you post-surgery?  Let’s be honest participating in exercise may be the last thing on your mind after you have just had surgery, but it is important to consider because it will assist the weight loss process and has extensive benefits including increasing your blood flow, circulation, and bowel function. Obesity […]

Accepting your New Body Image

The journey to weight loss can sometimes be a long road, particularly after gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery. It’s not uncommon for our minds to take a little while to catch up with what we see in the mirror. Losing weight can change our lives in many ways; some we can anticipate, but others […]

Nov 29th,2018
Vitamin B12 Deficiency After Weight Loss Surgery

Vitamin B12 is the largest and most structurally complex vitamin. B12, otherwise known as Cobalamin, is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies amongst gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy patients. The absorption of vitamin B12 begins in the mouth, tiny amounts of particles are absorbed through mucous membranes. Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient […]

Nov 20th,2018
Osteoporosis After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery, or otherwise known as bariatric surgery, is a group of individual procedures designed and performed to assist patients who are struggling with obesity and failing to lose weight. Bariatric procedures range in different surgeries from gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch to gastric banding. Each procedure differs with some procedures aiming to […]

Bone Density after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch is an increasingly common procedure utilised as a treatment for obesity. Morbidly obese individuals are at risk for metabolic bone disease due to inadequate calcium intake, vitamin D deficiency, chronic dieting behaviours, underlying diseases due to poor health, and the consistent use of medications […]

Oct 30th,2018
Vitamin D Deficiency Post Surgery

Obesity is a growing health problem within Australia, and bariatric surgery continues to have a successful affect in assisting to lower the increasingly high morbid obesity rate across the nation. The long-term effects of this procedure can lead to improved physical and psychological health. * Depending on the type of bariatric surgery the body can […]

Hair Loss after Bariatric Surgery

You may not be aware, but hair loss is a common occurrence after weight loss surgery. So, you’re excited about the weight falling off, but when your hair starts falling out, it can be very stressful.   Is this normal? It’s okay, hair loss after bariatric surgery is normal. It usually starts happening from month […]

Aug 10th,2018
Dumping Syndrome

What is dumping syndrome? This is a set of symptoms that can develop after gastric (stomach) surgery due to rapid delivery of nutrients to the small bowel. It can happen after many gastric operations such as fundoplication, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or SADI/SIPS procedure. The incidence varies based on type of operation and how accurately […]

Reflux After Bariatric Surgery

Reflux after bariatric surgery 1) Do you struggle from reflux after a bariatric surgery? Certain procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric band can lead to reflux. Reflux can manifest in different ways including heartburn, food regurgitation, nocturnal cough and abdominal pain. Up to 20% of patients will develop reflux after sleeve gastrectomy surgery. There […]

Aug 10th,2018