Upcoming Changes to Private Health Insurance for Bariatric Surgery

At the start of April, 2019, the Australian Government is introducing changes to private health insurance. These changes have been created by the government to give greater clarity around health insurance and the services covered. The purpose is to make it easier to compare hospital products so individuals can find the cover which best suits […]

Mar 15th,2019
Why positive thinking can help your weight loss journey

Your weight loss journey is individual to you and it’s important that you make this exciting lifestyle change at a pace which prepares you for long term success. Whether you have recently undergone weight loss surgery or are about to, the power of positive thinking can be more beneficial than you think. Like for any […]

Mar 14th,2019
Important questions to ask before weight loss surgery

So, you have made the decision to explore weight loss surgery? Good for you!  This is an exciting time that is no doubt filled with questions and uncertainties you may have to ensure you make an informed decision.    Do your research and find out as much as you can about the options that best […]

Mar 14th,2019
Mentally Preparing Yourself for Weight Loss Surgery

It’s one of the biggest decisions and challenges you will take in your life. Weight loss is without doubt tough and like many other milestones, you must prepare accordingly. Mental preparation is so important when it comes to weight loss as you need to get yourself ready both physically and emotionally to ensure you are […]

Feb 18th,2019
Impact of Overweight and Obesity as a Risk Factor for Chronic Conditions

In an ideal world, everyone would just eat healthy food and live a very productive and long life. But the reality is that many people do the complete opposite. Many people in Australia do not pay a lot of attention to their diet. Sadly, this can have severe negative implications on overall health and well-being. […]

Aug 10th,2018
Risks of Obesity to Pregnancy and Childbirth

Using a sample analysis of just over 19 million people in 200 countries globally, a study found that more of that population sample is considered to be overweight than underweight. Western, developed countries, such as the UK, United States of America and Australia have an obesity rate greater than 50% for women who have yet […]

Aug 10th,2018
What Is The Best Weight Loss Surgery Option For You?

There are many options for patients to decide that weight loss surgery is the best option for them to take control of their obesity. Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, has been around for more than 40 years and has shown to be extremely effective at not only helping patients lose the initial excess weight, […]

Aug 10th,2018
Surgical Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Metabolic surgery is now one of the recommended treatment options for those suffering from type 2 diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. The experimental evidence for Gastrointestinal surgery as a treatment for type 2 diabetes has been growing steadily over the last 15 years and continues to show promising results since this type of […]

Aug 10th,2018
Bariatric Surgery in SJG Midland Private Hospital

Bariatric Surgery in SJG Midland Private Hospital Obesity is classified as a disease by the World Health Organisation. 63% of the Australian population is overweight according to 2014-15 data. 28% were deemed to be obese. That means one third of our population is affected by obesity, and almost two-thirds are overweight. Being overweight or obese […]

Aug 10th,2018