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 […]

Negative effects of a high-calorie diet

At Perth Weight Loss and Surgery we believe that healthy eating is not only good for your waistline but also for your mental health, and overall vitality. Why then are so many Australians risking their health and waistlines by eating a high-calorie diet and doing little to no exercise?   Why a high-calorie diet is dangerous […]

Jul 25th,2019
Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Banding vs Gastric Sleeve: What is the difference?

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
Weight Loss Surgery Information Evening

Losing weight can be extremely difficult. If you have a BMI over 30 and have struggled to lose weight, tried countless diets and exercise programs and still haven’t experienced any success it could be time to consider alternative options. Weight loss can be hard and making the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is a […]

May 17th,2019
Reasons you might be struggling to lose weight

Changing your lifestyle to incorporate healthier habits is not an easy thing to do. It can be very frustrating if you feel you are doing your best, yet the scales just aren’t reflecting your continued efforts. Try as you might, the weight is not budging and it is when you are at your most frustrated […]

Apr 19th,2019
Weight Loss Advice: Things to do before considering surgery

Weight loss surgery is a big decision and for many can be both life changing, life enhancing and life saving with the ability to rewrite a person’s future. Weight loss surgery is an extremely effective and useful tool for patients who, for various reasons, have been unable to shed significant excess weight. Despite the benefits, […]