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Perth Weight Loss has an online community network of over 1,000 members, and we encourage everyone that has a weight loss surgery at our clinic to join. We find that communicating with a network of understanding people can help our patients feel much more at ease throughout the entire bariatric surgery process.   Pre-Surgery Support […]

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22 July 2021

Perth Weight Loss has an online community network of over 1,000 members, and we encourage everyone that has a weight loss surgery at our clinic to join. We find that communicating with a network of understanding people can help our patients feel much more at ease throughout the entire bariatric surgery process.   Pre-Surgery Support […]

01 July 2021
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Throughout Perth Weight Loss and Surgery website, you may have noticed that we refer to our bariatric surgeon, Siva Gounder, with the prefix title Mister (Mr) instead of Doctor (Dr). In today’s article, we will explore the reason behind male surgeons being referred to as Mister rather than Doctor – to clear up any confusion […]

15 June 2021
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Mr. Siva Gounder is the lead surgeon at Perth Weight Loss and Surgery. With over 20 years of surgical experience, Mr. Gounder has changed the life of many patients. In today’s article, we are tapping Mr. Gounder’s brain and getting to know the man behind the surgical mask. Fun fact number one: medical doctors that […]

27 May 2021
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In having weight loss surgery, you are committing to making a change in your life. As a result of your weight loss, you will probably experience a boost in self-confidence, feel like you have more energy and motivation, maybe even a different outlook on the future. Overall, your weight loss surgery can be a major […]

19 March 2021
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Often, many people who are considering weight loss surgery, may be wondering, is it worth it? It’s normal to have these questions and concerns – the possibility of deciding which surgery is right for you can feel overwhelming. One of the procedures that Dr. Siva Gounder offers is gastric sleeve surgery. This treatment involves the removal […]

15 February 2021
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  In deciding to have bariatric surgery, you are making a commitment to your health. However, bariatric surgery plays a role in not only your physical health but also your mental wellbeing. Many major studies, such as this one, have found that people who have undergone weight loss surgery have reported mental health gains. The […]

21 January 2021
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It’s safe to say that 2020 wasn’t exactly what we expected it to be. Therefore, as we move into 2021, it’s time to think about how we will make the most of the year ahead. For many, this means making well-intentioned New Year’s Resolutions. These often involve the goal to lose weight. However, statistics show […]

18 December 2020
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If you’ve recently undergone, or are considering weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand the importance of exercise after weight loss surgery, and how critical it is to the long-term success of your bariatric fitness goals. We’ve put together an informative guide on the importance and benefits of exercise post-bariatric surgery to keep living your […]

30 November 2020
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At Perth Weight Loss and Surgery, our aim is to help you reach your goal weight, and live a healthy, happy life that you deserve. In some cases, to achieve this, revisional bariatric surgery will be required. Revisional bariatric surgery is often undertaken when the initial weight loss surgery does not render the weight loss […]

04 November 2020
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At Perth Weight Loss & Surgery, we want you to prioritise your health. Investing in yourself is the most valuable thing that you can do. You can have a nice house or a nice car, but what will this all mean if you don’t feel your best? Before beginning your weight loss surgery, it is […]

14 October 2020
Categories:

There is an endless amount of information surrounding weight loss, dieting, and well-being constantly flying around us on the internet. Every time we check Instagram, there is a new influencer spouting the benefits of a different laxative tea. There are also a plethora of reasons as to why you might be struggling to lose weight. […]

09 October 2020

In deciding to explore the possibility of undergoing gastric bypass surgery, you are already taking positive steps forward for your health. It is normal to face some apprehension, however, you can trust in the fact that team at the Perth Weight Loss and Surgery will only recommend this surgery, when they are absolutely certain that […]

27 August 2020
Categories:

Whenever a patient comes into my clinic and tells me about their life struggles. After a few minutes discussing their weight loss options, they realise that they can change their lives for the better with the support from Perth Weight Loss and Surgery. Every time a patient walks in, they know that they will have […]

20 August 2020
Categories:

Elective surgery resumed on the 28th April 2020 at 25% capacity and increased to full capacity as of 15th June 2020. This was less than three months after it was suspended to ensure that our health system had sufficient resources to effectively handle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 23rd March 2020, all […]

19 August 2020

Weight loss surgery, isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about changing your world. Obesity can lead to health concerns like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and more. At your weight loss surgery consultation, choosing the right weight loss procedure is the most important decision that you and your surgeon have to make. […]

13 July 2020

Weight loss surgery has been considered to be the most effective option for patients suffering from obesity and obesity-related diseases – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more. Bariatric surgery is an option for those who have a BMI over 40 or more than 35 with comorbidities, such as diabetes, high cholesterol […]

04 May 2020
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As of today, Perth Weight Loss and Surgery is waiting on the cabinet meeting scheduled for 11 May; once this takes place, it will filter to the hospitals to pass onto us the following information: If we can proceed with bariatric surgery, what criteria we must meet, And what portion of theatre lists we will […]

24 April 2020
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After undergoing bariatric surgery you are on your way to a healthy lifestyle with reduced health issues. To help with post-operation recovery and get you back to full health faster, it’s important to eat right and follow a strict transition diet while your stomach heals. Our Dietitians are here to guide you through this phase. […]

16 April 2020
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Post-surgery, people often struggle following post-surgery food guidelines and their changing relationship with food and eating. At Perth Weight Loss and Surgery, we know that for some people, eating behaviours can be driven by the internal discomfort that feelings produce and for many of us, this discomfort is eased by eating. This makes a lot of sense. […]

14 April 2020
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𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵? At 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗪𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘆, we are committed to providing high-quality service to all of our clients; which is why we have now introduced 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵! Telehealth allows us to connect with all of our patients online, offering you all the […]

28 February 2020
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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. Gastric sleeve surgery or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is an irreversible procedure which involves the removal of part of your stomach and stapling the […]

31 January 2020
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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 […]

27 November 2019
Categories:

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 […]

23 October 2019
Categories:

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 being health concerns for seniors. In […]

19 September 2019
Categories:

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 […]

10 September 2019
Categories:

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 […]

13 August 2019
Categories:

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 […]

25 July 2019
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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 […]

27 June 2019
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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, […]

20 June 2019
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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 […]

17 May 2019
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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 […]

19 April 2019
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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 […]

18 April 2019

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, […]

17 April 2019
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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 […]

15 March 2019
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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 […]

14 March 2019
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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 […]

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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 […]

28 February 2019
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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 […]

18 February 2019
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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 […]

29 November 2018
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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 […]

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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 […]

20 November 2018
Categories:

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 […]

12 November 2018
Categories:

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 […]

30 October 2018
Categories:

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 […]

16 October 2018
Categories:

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 […]

10 August 2018
Categories:

  You may not be aware, but hair loss is a common occurrence after Bariatric 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 […]

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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 […]

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What is dumping syndrome? Dumping syndrome 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux occurs when acids and food that belong in the stomach tracks back up into the oesophagus due to muscle weakness in the top of the stomach. Causes of acid reflux include: Weakness in the muscles at the top of the stomach that connects to the oesophagus. Some medications – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

22 July 2021

Perth Weight Loss has an online community network of over 1,000 members, and we encourage everyone that has a weight loss surgery at our clinic to join. We find that communicating with a network of understanding people can help our patients feel much more at ease throughout the entire bariatric surgery process.   Pre-Surgery Support […]

01 July 2021
Categories:

Throughout Perth Weight Loss and Surgery website, you may have noticed that we refer to our bariatric surgeon, Siva Gounder, with the prefix title Mister (Mr) instead of Doctor (Dr). In today’s article, we will explore the reason behind male surgeons being referred to as Mister rather than Doctor – to clear up any confusion […]

15 June 2021
Categories:

Mr. Siva Gounder is the lead surgeon at Perth Weight Loss and Surgery. With over 20 years of surgical experience, Mr. Gounder has changed the life of many patients. In today’s article, we are tapping Mr. Gounder’s brain and getting to know the man behind the surgical mask. Fun fact number one: medical doctors that […]

19 August 2020

Weight loss surgery, isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about changing your world. Obesity can lead to health concerns like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and more. At your weight loss surgery consultation, choosing the right weight loss procedure is the most important decision that you and your surgeon have to make. […]

20 August 2020
Categories:

Elective surgery resumed on the 28th April 2020 at 25% capacity and increased to full capacity as of 15th June 2020. This was less than three months after it was suspended to ensure that our health system had sufficient resources to effectively handle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 23rd March 2020, all […]

04 May 2020
Categories:

As of today, Perth Weight Loss and Surgery is waiting on the cabinet meeting scheduled for 11 May; once this takes place, it will filter to the hospitals to pass onto us the following information: If we can proceed with bariatric surgery, what criteria we must meet, And what portion of theatre lists we will […]

14 April 2020
Categories:

𝗗𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵? At 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗪𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘆, we are committed to providing high-quality service to all of our clients; which is why we have now introduced 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵! Telehealth allows us to connect with all of our patients online, offering you all the […]

Support and information about post-surgery, including exercise and nutrition.
22 July 2021

Perth Weight Loss has an online community network of over 1,000 members, and we encourage everyone that has a weight loss surgery at our clinic to join. We find that communicating with a network of understanding people can help our patients feel much more at ease throughout the entire bariatric surgery process.   Pre-Surgery Support […]

27 May 2021
Categories:

In having weight loss surgery, you are committing to making a change in your life. As a result of your weight loss, you will probably experience a boost in self-confidence, feel like you have more energy and motivation, maybe even a different outlook on the future. Overall, your weight loss surgery can be a major […]

19 March 2021
Categories:

Often, many people who are considering weight loss surgery, may be wondering, is it worth it? It’s normal to have these questions and concerns – the possibility of deciding which surgery is right for you can feel overwhelming. One of the procedures that Dr. Siva Gounder offers is gastric sleeve surgery. This treatment involves the removal […]

15 February 2021
Categories:

  In deciding to have bariatric surgery, you are making a commitment to your health. However, bariatric surgery plays a role in not only your physical health but also your mental wellbeing. Many major studies, such as this one, have found that people who have undergone weight loss surgery have reported mental health gains. The […]

18 December 2020
Categories:

If you’ve recently undergone, or are considering weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand the importance of exercise after weight loss surgery, and how critical it is to the long-term success of your bariatric fitness goals. We’ve put together an informative guide on the importance and benefits of exercise post-bariatric surgery to keep living your […]

30 November 2020
Categories:

At Perth Weight Loss and Surgery, our aim is to help you reach your goal weight, and live a healthy, happy life that you deserve. In some cases, to achieve this, revisional bariatric surgery will be required. Revisional bariatric surgery is often undertaken when the initial weight loss surgery does not render the weight loss […]

09 October 2020

In deciding to explore the possibility of undergoing gastric bypass surgery, you are already taking positive steps forward for your health. It is normal to face some apprehension, however, you can trust in the fact that team at the Perth Weight Loss and Surgery will only recommend this surgery, when they are absolutely certain that […]

27 August 2020
Categories:

Whenever a patient comes into my clinic and tells me about their life struggles. After a few minutes discussing their weight loss options, they realise that they can change their lives for the better with the support from Perth Weight Loss and Surgery. Every time a patient walks in, they know that they will have […]

13 July 2020

Weight loss surgery has been considered to be the most effective option for patients suffering from obesity and obesity-related diseases – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more. Bariatric surgery is an option for those who have a BMI over 40 or more than 35 with comorbidities, such as diabetes, high cholesterol […]

24 April 2020
Categories:

After undergoing bariatric surgery you are on your way to a healthy lifestyle with reduced health issues. To help with post-operation recovery and get you back to full health faster, it’s important to eat right and follow a strict transition diet while your stomach heals. Our Dietitians are here to guide you through this phase. […]

17 April 2019
Categories:

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 […]

28 February 2019
Categories:

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 […]

29 November 2018
Categories:

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 […]

20 November 2018
Categories:

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 […]

12 November 2018
Categories:

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 […]

30 October 2018
Categories:

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 […]

16 October 2018
Categories:

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 […]

10 August 2018
Categories:

  You may not be aware, but hair loss is a common occurrence after Bariatric 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 […]

Categories:

What is dumping syndrome? Dumping syndrome 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 […]

Categories:

What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux occurs when acids and food that belong in the stomach tracks back up into the oesophagus due to muscle weakness in the top of the stomach. Causes of acid reflux include: Weakness in the muscles at the top of the stomach that connects to the oesophagus. Some medications – […]

Steps you can take pre-surgery as well as important information.
22 July 2021

Perth Weight Loss has an online community network of over 1,000 members, and we encourage everyone that has a weight loss surgery at our clinic to join. We find that communicating with a network of understanding people can help our patients feel much more at ease throughout the entire bariatric surgery process.   Pre-Surgery Support […]

04 November 2020
Categories:

At Perth Weight Loss & Surgery, we want you to prioritise your health. Investing in yourself is the most valuable thing that you can do. You can have a nice house or a nice car, but what will this all mean if you don’t feel your best? Before beginning your weight loss surgery, it is […]

14 October 2020
Categories:

There is an endless amount of information surrounding weight loss, dieting, and well-being constantly flying around us on the internet. Every time we check Instagram, there is a new influencer spouting the benefits of a different laxative tea. There are also a plethora of reasons as to why you might be struggling to lose weight. […]

09 October 2020

In deciding to explore the possibility of undergoing gastric bypass surgery, you are already taking positive steps forward for your health. It is normal to face some apprehension, however, you can trust in the fact that team at the Perth Weight Loss and Surgery will only recommend this surgery, when they are absolutely certain that […]

19 August 2020

Weight loss surgery, isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about changing your world. Obesity can lead to health concerns like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and more. At your weight loss surgery consultation, choosing the right weight loss procedure is the most important decision that you and your surgeon have to make. […]

13 July 2020

Weight loss surgery has been considered to be the most effective option for patients suffering from obesity and obesity-related diseases – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more. Bariatric surgery is an option for those who have a BMI over 40 or more than 35 with comorbidities, such as diabetes, high cholesterol […]

28 February 2020
Categories:

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. Gastric sleeve surgery or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is an irreversible procedure which involves the removal of part of your stomach and stapling the […]

31 January 2020
Categories:

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 […]

27 November 2019
Categories:

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 […]

23 October 2019
Categories:

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 being health concerns for seniors. In […]

19 September 2019
Categories:

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 […]

10 September 2019
Categories:

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 […]

13 August 2019
Categories:

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 […]

27 June 2019
Categories:

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, […]

20 June 2019
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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 […]

17 May 2019
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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 […]

19 April 2019
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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 […]

18 April 2019

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, […]

15 March 2019
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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 […]

14 March 2019
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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 […]

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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 […]

18 February 2019
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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 […]

10 August 2018
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Information on exercising for weight loss, safe exercising practices and motivation.
21 January 2021
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It’s safe to say that 2020 wasn’t exactly what we expected it to be. Therefore, as we move into 2021, it’s time to think about how we will make the most of the year ahead. For many, this means making well-intentioned New Year’s Resolutions. These often involve the goal to lose weight. However, statistics show […]

18 December 2020
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If you’ve recently undergone, or are considering weight loss surgery, it’s important to understand the importance of exercise after weight loss surgery, and how critical it is to the long-term success of your bariatric fitness goals. We’ve put together an informative guide on the importance and benefits of exercise post-bariatric surgery to keep living your […]

13 July 2020

Weight loss surgery has been considered to be the most effective option for patients suffering from obesity and obesity-related diseases – such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more. Bariatric surgery is an option for those who have a BMI over 40 or more than 35 with comorbidities, such as diabetes, high cholesterol […]

18 April 2019

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, […]

28 February 2019
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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 […]

Information on nutritional support, education and trends.
27 May 2021
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In having weight loss surgery, you are committing to making a change in your life. As a result of your weight loss, you will probably experience a boost in self-confidence, feel like you have more energy and motivation, maybe even a different outlook on the future. Overall, your weight loss surgery can be a major […]

24 April 2020
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After undergoing bariatric surgery you are on your way to a healthy lifestyle with reduced health issues. To help with post-operation recovery and get you back to full health faster, it’s important to eat right and follow a strict transition diet while your stomach heals. Our Dietitians are here to guide you through this phase. […]

16 April 2020
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Post-surgery, people often struggle following post-surgery food guidelines and their changing relationship with food and eating. At Perth Weight Loss and Surgery, we know that for some people, eating behaviours can be driven by the internal discomfort that feelings produce and for many of us, this discomfort is eased by eating. This makes a lot of sense. […]

13 August 2019
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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 […]

25 July 2019
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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 […]

18 April 2019

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, […]

29 November 2018
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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 […]

12 November 2018
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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 […]

16 October 2018
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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 […]

10 August 2018
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What is dumping syndrome? Dumping syndrome 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 […]