Procedures

Bariatric Surgical

Lap Band Surgery

The Adjustable Gastric Band involves an inflatable band that is placed around the upper portion of the stomach.

Gastric Bypass

The Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – often called gastric bypass – is considered the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery.

Mini-Gastric Bypass

The Mini Gastric Bypass procedure is brief, simple, safe and increasingly has provided reliable weight loss.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the stomach.

Bariatric Non-Surgical

Orbera® Gastric Balloon

ORBERA® is a clinically proven, non-surgical approach to weight loss and is used at our practice as part of a comprehensive weight loss program involving regular, ongoing reviews with our specialist doctors, dietitians and psychologists to deliver maximum weight loss.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) isa new weight loss procedure which is non-surgical and is performed by a specialist doctor using endoscopic techniques in an accredited hospital under general anaesthesia.

NOTE:  Pharmacotherapy

Some patients may not require therapeutic interventions but simply medication to facilitate their weight loss. Newer medications on the market, unlike the older stimulants, work hormonally on the brains appetite centre making patients feel full and facilitating on average a 5-10% total body weight loss with minimal side effects.

If you, or someone you know has a BMI of 27 or over please make an appointment to discuss these pharmaceutical options.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes up into the chest through a small opening in the diaphragm, the muscle that separates the abdomen from the chest.

Incisional Hernia

Incisional hernias occur at or in close proximity to a surgical incision through which intestinal or other tissue protrudes. All abdominal surgery carries the risk of a postoperative incisional hernia due to a weakening of the muscle from the incision.

Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias are the most common type of hernia. An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin area, where a section of intestine pushes through a weak spot in the inguinal canal—a triangle-shaped opening between layers of abdominal muscle.

Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia occurs at the umbilicus (belly button) when a loop of intestine pushes through the umbilical ring, a small opening in a fetus’ abdominal muscles through which the umbilical cord passes.

Ventral (Abdominal) Hernia

A ventral (abdominal) hernia is any protrusion of intestine or other tissue through a weakness or gap in the anterior abdominal wall. Umbilical and incisional hernias are specific and common types of ventral hernias.

Gallstones Surgery

Cholecystectomy is surgery to remove your gallbladder. It is the only treatment option to cure symptomatic gallstones. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most common procedure instead of a traditional, open procedure.

Reflux Surgery

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition in which the gastric contents move up into the oesophagus. Reflux becomes a disease when it causes frequent or severe symptoms or injury to the patient.