Weight loss surgery Gold Coast
When you have been trying to lose weight through diet and exercise, but haven’t been successful, you may consider weight loss surgery. On this page, we’ll explain four key considerations we believe you should know about, so you can make an informed decision about your health journey.
Bariatric surgery candidate
#1 What makes me a good candidate for weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery is not a quick fix. That’s why the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society has published guidelines about eligibility. (Source: ANZMOSS)
- BMI > 40 by itself or >35 if there is an associated obesity illness, such as diabetes or sleep apnoea
- Reasonable attempts at other weight loss techniques
- Age 18-65
- Obesity related health problems
- No psychiatric or drug dependency problems
- A capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with the surgery
Here at Core Specialist Group, we firmly believe it’s important to be psychologically and emotionally prepared for the life changes that come with bariatric surgery.
That’s why we have developed our Peak surgical weight loss program. Before and after surgery you will see our Peak psychologist who will assess your ‘readiness’ as well as support you through the changes that weight loss surgery brings to your life.
Best weight loss surgery procedure Gold Coast
#2 What weight loss procedure is best for me?
For some people it’s just not an option to lose weight via diet and exercise alone. If this is the case for you, then bariatric surgery may be the best option for you. Our Core specialists will advise you about different types of surgery, and will help you select the most appropriate option for your circumstances. These include:
A permanent weight loss procedure that removes about 85% of your stomach’s volume.
After the surgery, you will need to change your diet and our Peak dietitians will help you prepare for these lifestyle changes, as well as follow up with you to see how you are going.
The recovery time depends on the procedure: it can range from a few days to several weeks.
Benefits weight loss surgery
#3 Benefits and risks
Lots of people achieve significant weight loss results after bariatric surgery. However, it’s important to stress that outcomes depend on your ability to change your lifestyle.
Hence the importance of our Peak surgical weight loss program. It’s not the weight loss surgeon doing the magic. It’s you! Making these important lifestyle changes, supported by our Peak dietitians and psychologists, is what truly drives long lasting success.
Quite often, obesity-related conditions like type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea improve or even get resolved after surgery.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks, which we will discuss during the consultation. These can include infections, blood clots, leaks in the gastrointestinal systems or adverse reactions to the anaesthetic.
Weight loss surgery Gold Coast cost
#4 The cost of bariatric surgery
The financial aspect of bariatric surgery can be daunting. At Core Specialist Group we aim to provide transparent and comprehensive information about costs to support your decision-making.
Your options to finance the treatment will depend on your personal situation.
Weight loss surgery Gold Coast, Lismore and Byron Bay
Core Specialist Group for weight loss surgery
At Core Specialist Group, your health and comfort are our highest priority. If you are considering weight loss surgery and are looking for compassionate and exceptional patient care, please get in touch with our friendly team. With consulting rooms in Tugun, Lismore (NSW) and Byron Bay (NSW) we aim to make you feel at ease in the lead up to your consultation and possible procedure.