What is Weight Loss Surgery?
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?
Bariatric or Weight Loss surgery has been shown to be the most effective treatment for obesity in suitable patients. Surgery allows you to comfortably reduce the amount of food you eat to still feel full. Several bariatric procedures are available. Our team specialises in tailoring treatment to each individual patient.
OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY
Overweight and obesity refers to abnormal or excessive fat accumulation which presents significant health risks. Almost 2 in 3 Australian adults (63%) are overweight or obese.
BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)
BMI is the calculation used to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese Use our BMI calculator to assess your risk.
WHY IS OBESITY DANGEROUS?
Many serious conditions are more likely to develop as a direct consequence of obesity. These health conditions include Heart Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Musculoskeletal Conditions, some Cancers, Mental Health and Fertility problems, Reduced Life Expectancy & many more. Weight loss Surgery helps prevent, improve or resolve more than 40 obesity-related diseases.
IS BARIATRIC SURGERY FOR ME?
Unfortunately, many people struggle to lose sufficient weight or even maintain their weight loss despite great effort with various diet programmes, weight loss medications and products. If your BMI is greater than 35 and you have a related medical condition or if your BMI is greater than 40 then surgery may be an option for you.
A TEAM APPROACH, NOT JUST AN OPERATION
Perth Bariatric Surgery understands the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Dr Andrew Kiyingi leads an expert team including Bariatric Dietician, Physician, Specialist Nurse, Anaesthetist and Psychologist to maximise safety ensure you achieve the most successful outcome.
Deciding to have surgery requires careful thought and discussion. Dr Andrew Kiyingi and his team can explain what each procedure involves & recommend the best one for you.