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
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 […]

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
Maintaining Weight Loss this Holiday Season

Weight loss is the result of hard work, determination and grit, and the upcoming holiday season place additional pressure on us when surrounded by an abundance of not so healthy dining options. Christmas and New Year are traditionally a time of indulgence, where we allow ourselves a little wriggle-room when it comes to our food […]

Nov 29th,2018
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 […]

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