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Bariatric Surgery

When it comes to addressing obesity there are various surgical options available. The primary goal of bariatric surgery is to achieve significant weight loss, thereby reducing the risk of developing obesity related conditions, and in some instances, in treating certain already established diseases. 

At MedSurg Weight Loss, we understand that the decision to undergo bariatric surgery is a complex one. Our skilled doctors work with you to conduct thorough assessments and consider multiple factors to determine the suitability of the procedure for you. MedSurg Weight Loss collaborates closely with esteemed Bariatric Surgeons across Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast to provide support for patients before, and importantly, in the long term after having bariatric surgery. 

In Australia, the most common types of bariatric surgeries performed include: 

At MedSurg Weight Loss, our dedicated team is here to guide you every step of the way. If you’re considering bariatric surgery, or if you’ve had bariatric surgery and feel that you’re in need of some more comprehensive follow up, reach out to us to schedule a consultation.

Ongoing Guidance & Support

Have you had bariatric surgery in the past but feel like you’re lacking the right long-term support? Having surgery is a life changing event, and life-long comprehensive follow up is required to ensure you are getting the best outcomes from your operation. Not only do we provide quality life-long care for our new surgical patients, but we happily take on patients who have previously had bariatric surgery and have been lost to follow up. 

A common concern following bariatric surgery is weight regain. Weight regain following surgery can pose challenges and uncertainty for many patients. It’s completely normal to feel lost and unsure about where to seek help during this time. At MedSurg Weight Loss, we understand your concerns and are here to provide the support you need. Our doctors offer guidance, advice, and effective treatment options to address weight regain and help you get back on track towards your health goals. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone – we’re here for you every step of the way. 

Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are many different types of bariatric surgery performed in Australia. To learn more about the most common operations, click below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for weight-loss surgery you must meet the following requirements: 

– Have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher 


– Have a BMI between 30 and 35 and an obesityrelated condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or obstructive sleep apnoea.

Your doctor will assess your health history and your current metabolic status to determine if you quality for bariatric surgery. Some patients of certain ethnic backgrounds have lower BMI requirements to be eligible for surgery, please seek advice from your GP, Bariatric Doctor or Bariatric Surgeon. 

When considering bariatric surgery it is very important that you discuss options with your Bariatric Doctor or Bariatric Surgeon. There is no ‘one operation fits all’ approach. Each type of weight-loss operation has its pros and cons and the best operation is the one that meets your individual requirements. Common procedures performed in Australia are the Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Single Loop (mini) Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band and SADI-S (Single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy). 

Bariatric surgery is incredibly successful at facilitating significant weight loss, but there are so many more health benefits that can also be achieved, including: 

– Reversal of type 2 diabetes 

– Remission of obstructive sleep apnoea 

– Reduction of high blood pressure (hypertension) 

– Improvement in lipid/cholesterol profiles 

– Improvement in male and female fertility 

– Improved quality of life 

There are many, many more health benefits that can be achieved through bariatric surgical intervention. If you’d like to know more about whether weight-loss surgery will be helpful for you, please make an appointment. 

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