What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

In this article we discuss gastric sleeve surgery. We’ll explain what it is, who it’s suitable for, walk through the process from preparation to recovery and look at the results patients can achieve. What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? Gastric sleeve surgery is an irreversible procedure which involves the removal of part of your stomach and […]

Feb 28th,2020
How to Prepare for Weight Loss Surgery

In this article we discuss how to prepare for weight loss surgery. These pointers will help you navigate the process and achieve the best possible results. The guidelines apply to all types of weight loss procedures, including gastric band surgery, gastric bypass surgery and gastric sleeve surgery. Your surgeon will advise further on steps specific […]

Jan 31st,2020
Weight Loss Surgery – How much will it cost?

Weight loss surgery is a significant investment in your health and quality of life, so it’s vital to understand the costs involved. The first factor to consider is whether or not you have private health insurance with obesity surgery cover. With private cover, depending on the type of surgery you require, you can expect out-of-pocket […]

Dec 16th,2019
How Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Work?

Our bodies are amazing and adaptable machines. Over millennia the human body has evolved in response to the things it encounters – for better or worse. It’s why our hair stands on end in the cold, why we shiver and sweat, and why we store fat. Gastric sleeve surgery offers an effective, though irreversible, solution […]

Nov 27th,2019
Obesity: Is it in our genes?

Obesity: Is it in our genes? Obesity-related health issues are on the rise. Data released by the Australian Government last year showed 60% of men and 66% of women had a waist circumference putting them at high risk of health issues. Type 2 diabetes, cognitive impairment, stroke and heart disease are no longer relegated to […]

Oct 23rd,2019
Your Guide to the Different Types of Weight Loss Surgery: Perth Weight Loss and Surgery

Confused about the weight loss surgery choices that may be available to you? Mr Siva Gounder is an experienced Perth bariatric surgeon with experience in a number of effective weight loss procedures. Our guide to the different types of weight loss surgery will help to demystify your options. To find out if you qualify for […]

Sep 19th,2019
Obesity and Male Reproduction

Reproductive health is an important, but often awkward, topic to discuss. Sexual dysfunction could be affecting nearly half of male obesity sufferers. Yet due to a lack of clinical awareness and because men might be embarrassed to talk about reproductive health these issues often are ignored and allowed to get worse. The truth is, male […]

Sep 10th,2019
Reducing The Disease Burden With Healthy Choices

Health problems associated with overweight and obesity, poor diets, and physical inactivity are costing Australians dearly both in health and financial terms. This is according to a new study that estimates the contribution of leading risk factors like smoking, drug use, obesity and poor diet to disease and premature death. The Australian Burden of Disease […]

Differences Between Gastric Bypass Gastric-Banding and Gastric Sleeve

When researching which bariatric surgical treatment is the most beneficial, it’s essential to fully understand the range of options on offer including gastric banding. Three of the most common bariatric surgeries are gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastric sleeve. Here is a summary of what each one entails. What Is Gastric Banding? Gastric banding surgery, […]

Jun 27th,2019
5 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has become widely accepted as one of the best treatments for weight-loss and type 2 diabetes. However, from time to time, some misconceptions spread faster and more extensively than the truth; which can cause people suffering from obesity to have second thoughts and, unfortunately, avoid these types of treatments altogether. In today’ society […]

Jun 20th,2019