Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

Most people who have thought about weight loss have tried the traditional methods of dieting, exercise, and weight loss medications, mostly with varying levels of success. Sometimes, these methods are successful in the short term, however the results rarely last. Recent studies reveal that conventional methods of weight loss generally fail to produce permanent results. Unfortunately, patients on diets, exercise programs or weight loss medications are able to lose weight but tend to regain two-thirds of it within one year, and almost all of it within five years.

The positive effects of weight loss and weight loss surgery in overweight and obese patients are well documented. Doctors recognise that once a patient’s weight exceeds a certain range they are more likely to suffer from diseases like diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, sleep apnoea, asthma, and many more. Their mobility, social acceptance and mental health can also suffer.

In addition to our many non-surgical options, our clinic also provides patients with the option of surgical procedures, including:

We have summarised the features and differences of each of the surgical options in the table below.