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Following Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass:

For patients with private health insurance, your once off fee includes pre-surgery assessment, surgery, and twelve months access to our team of professionals for a cost of $6000.00

For patients with private health insurance, please check with your health insurer for your level of hospital cover.

For patients without private health insurance, please contact us for uninsured costs.

Patients can now consider accessing their superannuation to pay for their out of pocket weight loss surgery costs. We have partnered with a company called SUPERCARE who can assist you in accessing your superannuation.

Please contact our friendly staff on 08 64248596 to discuss your personal circumstances.

Yes, but remember that because of your restricted stomach capacity, you will have to be restricted to no more than an entree sized meal. You will find that you will be eating slowly and hence it may take you the same time to finish your entree as for others to eat their 2 to 3 course meals.

After substantial weight loss the skin may well stay stretched and this may affect the upper arms, thighs, abdominal wall and breasts. Many patients seek specialist advice and about 20% require surgery to correct the problem. Plastic surgery is generally not recommended until a stable weight loss has been achieved, and this will often be 2 to 3 years after surgery.

Many patients feel constipated after surgery. This is mainly due to the fact that the reduced food intake leads to fewer bowel movements and also that adequate fluid intake may be challenging soon after surgery. The clinic will offer advice about the best way to manage these issues including increasing fluid intake, keeping active and by taking gentle aperients such as Benefibre and lactulose.

With weight reduction we find that fertility will increase and many of our patients are able to fall pregnant. It is generally safest not to plan a pregnancy during the first 1 – 2 years as this is a period of rapid weight loss. The clinic staff will be very keen to see you regularly throughout the pregnancy to ensure that your metabolic needs are being met.

Tablets may need to be broken down into small pieces before they are taken. It is common that medication for conditions such as hypertension, diabetes or asthma may need to be altered (reduced) after weight loss. You should consult your clinic team or family doctors about specific changes in medications.

Yes. During the first 2 to 3 years after weight control surgery, weight loss is quite rapid and vitamin supplementation will be recommended by your dietitian. Bypass patients will require multivitamin supplements for life. The Dietitian and Bariatric Physician will assist you with this.

Vomiting occasionally occurs in patients after weight control surgery. The most common reason is eating too quickly or eating too much. By eating slowly and calmly and listening to your stomach you will learn to listen to the signals from the stomach. Learn to recognise when your hunger has settled – which is different from not desiring food. Uncontrolled vomiting is a dangerous situation and the Team needs to be consulted urgently. In the case of Gastric Banding it may be that the band is too tightly adjusted and the removal of a small amount of fluid will usually quickly correct the problem. For patients who have had a Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass repeated vomiting may indicate an obstruction and the Team should be consulted.

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