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Support Group Meeting 25th August 2016

We held our third support group of 2016 for our weight loss surgery patients on Thursday 25th August, at our clinic at St George Private Hospital. This time our key speaker was our own bariatric dietitian Tania Chaanine. Tania is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian,...

Hernia’s – A Quick Guide

Part of our day to day activity at Upper GI Surgery is looking after patients with various upper gastrointestinal problems, not just bariatric patients. This includes upper gastrointestinal cancers such as pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, oesophageal cancer, reflux...

A Short Lesson on the History of Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity is a medical condition that has existed for centuries, and in some cultures demonstrating obesity is viewed as a sign of wealth and well-being. Obese people have accumulated excess body fat that is likely to have a negative impact on their overall health....

What is in your food; the facts!

What is in your food; the facts!

So you’ve had your weight loss surgery and you’re ready to tackle your new journey ahead, lose the excess weight and make your way towards a healthier and happier life. At Upper GI Surgery we want to make this as easy for you as possible (because we know it can be...

Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is major surgery requiring a general anaesthetic, therefore it carries a risk of complications. If you are considering weight loss surgery and want to be more aware of the potential risks involved, then this is the article for you. We have...

Seven Deadly Bariatric Sins

Once you’ve had your weight loss surgery, the months and years that follow are the most important to ensure your surgery is successful. 20 per cent of patients who fail to lose enough weight with surgery do so because of their desire for certain foods. These foods are...