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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

7 Weight Loss Tips From a Pro

For all its emphasis on health and fitness, Australia is actually an obesogenic environment – one where it’s much easier to eat chips and chocolate than chickpeas and cherries. It&rsqu... Read More

Fertility And Obesity – What’s The Correlation?

Google ‘fertility tips’ and, within half a second, you’ll have a list of 153 million results. You can probably think of a few tips immediately like monitoring your ovulation cycle an... Read More

How Does Obesity Affect Mental Health?

When we consider obesity, we usually focus on how it affects our physical health, overlooking the impact that carrying extra weight could be having on our mental well-being. Your mental health and... Read More

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer: Could Weight Loss Surgery Help Reduce Your Risk?

You’ve probably heard that obesity is linked to various chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis, but did you know that obesity is also linked to an increased risk of s... 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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