Weight Loss surgery has been shown to be the most effective treatment for obesity in suitable patients. These surgeries have been performed for over 40 years and during this time they have continued to advance, becoming safer and more effective. Surgery allows you to comfortably reduce the amount of food you eat to still feel full. Several bariatric procedures are available. It is important to be aware that everyone is different and as result everyone has a different experience after surgery. Our team specialises in tailoring weight loss treatment to each individual patient.
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.
Top Tips For Weight Loss Surgery
Please avoid taking any Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Aspirin, Nurofen, Diclofenac, Voltaren, Mefenamic Acid or Celecoxib. These medications can damage the lining of the stomach after Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
Avoid Fizzy Drinks
Please avoid carbonated (fizzy) drinks as the gas contained in these drinks can distend your new small stomach causing significant discomfort, bloating and reflux.
Friends & Family Support
Its great to organise support from your friends and family early after surgery to carry the load. There are new adjustments for you to get used to after surgery. Family and friend can take the stress off the day to day particularly if you are living in a busy household.
Try To Avoid Falling Pregnant
Even though bariatric surgery improves fertility and libido, we recommend patients refrain from falling pregnant within the first 12 -18months following surgery. During this time the body is still undergoing several changes which often does not provide an ideal environment for a growing baby. You may need to consider additional barrier methods.
We discourage driving during the first 10 -14 days following surgery and only after you feel safe to do an emergency stop. It may be worthwhile clarifying any restrictions with your insurer.
We happy to provide you with a sick certificate during your time off. We generally suggest 2 weeks off for office-based work or 4 weeks off for physical / FIFO based work.