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Is the WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY industry regulated and safe?

Following the unfortunate passing of a patient who underwent weight-loss surgery, there have been calls by her family for the industry to be supervised by a professional standards body.

Every surgery, ever undertaken, has an element of risk. Whether the risk is small or not, it is always there. There are several factors which can help minimise the risk of complication in weight loss surgery and every candidate should consider these carefully. The factors include:

Is the doctor up to date with the latest and safest practices?

What is the doctor’s complication rate with weight loss surgery?

How many years’ experience does the doctor have in weight loss surgery and what is their approach to care throughout the process?

Dr Durmush has been practicing weight loss surgery consistently for over twenty-five years and has thousands of patients who have had great success. This proven reputation has drawn many new patients to see Dr Durmush and his care team.

Life Weight Loss has always believed in a thorough approach to making sure potential patients are well informed about what they are hoping to achieve through weight-loss surgery, the risks involved and pre-, post-surgery support and follow-up.

In fact, we have a 5 step process that covers pre- and post-surgery support and follow-up: 

Step One: Research

We encourage potential patients to learn as much about their own health and the different weight loss options available to them as possible. Speak with your GP to discuss your best course of action. We even have a library of resources you can access and a team of experts available to answer any questions. 

Step Two: Consultation

This will allow us to be able to make a professional assessment of your situation, your weight-loss goals and crafting the best program for you. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions and address any concerns you may have. 

Step Three: Setting the program

Following your consultation, your doctor can determine your eligibility for a Life Weight Loss program and weight-loss surgery. If suitable, you will start your preparation (the program) for the surgical procedure, which will involve consultations with your psychologist and dietician for sustained weight loss. 

Step Four: Preparation

In the lead up to your surgery, you will want to prepare mentally, physically and emotionally for your procedure. It is important to understand the life-changing nature of the surgery and to begin to practice new eating habits, exercise regularly and utilise the support of your Care Team. 

Step Five: Staying the course

Following your surgery, you will need adequate time to recover so we advise not making any commitments for around 14 days. After surgery it’s important that you surround yourself with supportive family and friends and continue the good habits created during the preparation stage.

Aside from the above steps, Life Weight Loss also offers FREE seminars, where potential patients can get the opportunity to meet our surgeon, Dr Durmush, to find out further information, and speak with past patients about their experience.

Dr Durmush has performed more than 1700 sleeve gastrectomies with a complication rate of less than 1%, a rate comparable with the world’s best bariatric surgeons.

Dr Durmush is also a full member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), International Federation of Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), Obesity Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ) and International College of Surgeons

For further information, please feel free to contact us on 1300 669 259, or you can fill out our Online Enquiry Form and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

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