Choosing the right procedure is very important in your sustained success and will often require consultation with your General Practitioner and your bariatric surgeon. The Life Weight Loss Centre team is committed to maintaining care before, during and after your procedure.
We encourage you to read the following information from an educational perspective only and not make any decisions regarding a particular procedure. The final decision on the type of surgery will be made by yourself and your surgeon.
The Gastric Band (or lap-band) is an inflatable band that is placed around the upper part of the stomach using keyhole surgery. This creates a small ‘pouch’ in the stomach above the band which slows down the passage of food and only allows a small amount of food to be held in your stomach at any time.
In order to ensure the sustained success of your weight loss, there are instances when an individual may require a revisional procedure. A revisionary treatment will only be recommended if the initial procedure was not successful, or there are complications.
The intragastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure where a balloon-like device is inserted into the stomach using an endoscope. This is done under anaesthetic. The balloon is then filled with saline to reduce the size of the stomach. The balloon can last for up to 6 months before it must be removed.
Gastric sleeve is recognised as the gold standard of weight loss surgery. This is a keyhole procedure where a section of the stomach pouch is removed, significantly reducing the size of the stomach.
Mini-Gastric Bypass surgery was designed to be a more efficient alternative to gastric bypass surgery by reducing operating time, simplifying the procedure and reducing complications.
Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure aimed at altering sections of the small intestine and the stomach. The procedure sees two elements working toward weight loss, they are; restrictive (reducing size of stomach) and hormonal (early passage of food into the intestine).
If you feel like your weight is impacting your day to day life and is preventing you from enjoying the things you love, it might be time to consider weight loss surgery. Find out if you’re a candidate here.
Typically, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if your BMI is over 35, you weigh more than you would like, you are over 18 and you have tried other weight loss efforts with little success. Underlying health conditions can also play a role in whether you are eligible for weight loss surgery. Find out more about candidacy here.
Weight loss surgery is a huge decision, but one that has the potential to help you enjoy your life more. It has also been shown to reduce the impact of conditions such as heart disease, sleep apnoea and type 2 diabetes. Read one patient’s story of how weight loss surgery changed his life here.
Like any procedure, weight loss surgery does carry risks. However, at Life Weight Loss, Dr Durmush has seen thousands of patients using cutting-edge weight loss surgery techniques and our complication rate is less than 0.5%. Find out more about our safety procedures here.
Like any medical procedure, weight loss surgery does have some potential risks. These include infection, bleeding, staple line leakage or reactions to the anesthesia. Dr Durmush has a complication rate of less than 0.5%, and he will go over all of the risks with you prior to your surgery.
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