In order for you to see any specialist Medicare requires you to obtain a referral from your local doctor (GP). Your local doctor should assess your health and discuss with you the options of weight loss surgery however they won’t have the specialist knowledge and in-depth understanding like a laparoscopic surgeon. If you are interested in undertaking life changing weight loss surgery then ask your local doctor for a referral to Dr Durmush at the Life Weight Loss Centre and we can help you through the journey to better health.
Dr Durmush is a general surgeon specialising in laproscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr Durmush is one of the most experienced obesity surgeons in Australia. Dr Durmush has personally performed more than 1700 weight reduction operations (more than 200 is considered fairly experienced). Click here for further information on Dr Durmush.
If you are planning a pregnancy, we recommend not falling pregnant for a least one year after the sleeve gastrectomy and two years following gastric banding. The probability of falling pregnant can actually increase with weight loss.
It is recommended to take some vitamin and mineral supplements after these procedures as you will generally be eating less food than your body is used to. This ensures you get all the vitamins and minerals you need for energy and vitality.
Eating out is fine. You will generally be able to eat a normal range of foods, however it is advised to eat smaller portions, such as ordering an entree as a main. After the procedure you will feel comfortably full with this.
Very rarely. Skin usually continues to contract for up to 2 years and can be assisted by simple things such as exercise to help remould your skin and improve your muscle tone. In the event that excess skin does need to be removed, we won’t refer you to an expensive plastic surgeon like most weight loss surgeons, Dr Durmush is experienced at performing all skin tightening and removal procedures, and because you are a part of the Life Weight Loss family, any additional procedures will be at a discounted rate. Our Complete Care package covers all bases.