Weight Loss Surgical Options
There are many weight loss surgery options at Life Weight Loss Centre that can help transform your lifestyle. The procedures we offer are designed to help patients lose weight and get their life back from the challenges of obesity.
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Choosing the right weight loss surgery option

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.

Types of weight loss surgery

We understand that no two situations are the same, which is why we carefully consider your circumstances before proceeding with surgery. The surgeries we perform include:

Adjustable Gastric Banding

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.

Bariatric Revision Surgery

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.

Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) is designed to reduce the amount of time the body has to capture calories from food in the small intestine and to limit the absorption of fat.

Gastric Balloon

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

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

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.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

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).


A single anastomosis stomach-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SASI-S) combines the benefits of a gastric bypass and a gastric sleeve (where a section of the stomach pouch is removed).

Weight loss surgery cost

The costs of your weight loss surgery will vary depending on the type of procedure you elect to undergo, whether you have private insurance (and your level of cover) and your specific circumstances. There are also many weight loss surgery payment options, some of which most people are unaware are available.

If you have private health insurance, your insurer may cover a large portion of your cost, depending on your level of cover. If you don’t have insurance, you can privately fund your surgery, apply for finance through trusted institutions like MacCredit or MediPay, or you can apply to access your superannuation early.

Frequently asked questions about weight loss surgery

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.

After surgery, your specific diet will depend on your procedure. However, generally you will start on clear fluids before moving to soft foods and then solid foods. Find out more about some of the frequently asked questions about life after surgery here.

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If you would like more information about what is involved in bariatric surgery and the factors that will influence your weight loss journey, contact our experienced staff today for a confidential, obligation-free chat.

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