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Oncology insights - 3 Colorectal Cancer Trends In 2024 And Beyond

Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) develops when there’s an abnormal or uncontrolled growth of cells in the wall of the large intestine, rectum or anus. It’s the fourth most co... Read More

BMI For People Over 40 May Not Be Accurate

You’ve probably heard of BMI or body mass index. Your BMI is the ratio between your weight in kilograms and your height in centimetres squared. Check your BMI here In many ways, BMI is a... Read More

Exploring The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Cognitive Function

Unveiling the mind-body connection The older you get, the more likely you are to fear dementia. While Australians of all ages list cancer and dementia as their most-feared diseases, there’s a... Read More

Unpacking Obesity Trends Among Australian Adults

Swimming, surfing, cricket, rugby – given its small population, Australia has an impressive sporting record. The image from overseas is of a sun-drenched land where strong, fit people dive into ... Read More

Is Bariatric Surgery As Safe As Other Common Operations?

What comes to mind when you think of a risky surgery? Maybe an operation on the brain, spine or heart. One that takes many hours to complete. One that has such a high risk of an ‘adverse outcome... Read More

High Rates Of Breast Cancer Recurrence In Women With Obesity

The vast majority of women recover from breast cancer – there’s a 92% chance of surviving at least 5 years. That means, for most women, there’s life after breast cancer. The end ... Read More

Higher Risk Of 17 Cancers After High BMI In Late Teens

It’s not easy being a teenager. These years involve identity formation, relationship dramas and immense physical changes as the child slowly becomes an adult. Some weight gain is normal duri... Read More

Poor Metabolic Health Could Increase Risk of Developing Dementia Later In Life

Dementia is a leading cause of death and disease in Australia. It’s not one condition but rather an umbrella term for symptoms caused by disorders affecting the brain (Alzheimer’s is its m... Read More

Choosing The Right Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Sleeve

Choosing to have weight loss surgery is a big decision. And it’s quickly followed by another big decision – whether to have a gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve. There are significant ... Read More

Bariatric Surgery Helps To Lower Risks For GI And Other Cancers

Many people know that being overweight increases the risk of health conditions like type 2 diabetes or heart disease. But cancer? Cancer’s mostly linked to smoking or family history, isn&rsq... Read More

AHPRA disclaimer

*All information is general in nature, patients should consider their own personal circumstances and seek a second opinion. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks

Note From Dr Lockie

Medications will be assessed pre-operatively and post-operatively. With weight-loss and particularly after surgery, comorbidities can change for the better, particularly e.g., hypertension or diabetes. It is essential for your health that medications are discussed with you, your GP and/or any other specialists such as Cardiologist or Endocrinologist etc.

In addition, use of multivitamins, and alternative supplements should be discussed with the practice to promote your better health.

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