The decision to undergo weight loss (bariatric) surgery is not to be taken lightly. The goal of this website is to provide you with information that can help you decide whether weight loss surgery is right for you and if you are a candidate, which operation is most suitable for you.
"Perth Obesity Surgery" offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss. All patients have access to a bariatric surgeon, bariatric assessor, clinical nurse, a bariatric dietitian and where necessary, referral to a psychologist and/or exercise therapist.
Please note that this website is an information resource, and should not be used in isolation for decisions about any obesity surgery or management. All such decisions should be made in consultation with a bariatric surgeon or your general practitioner.
“Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy” has a higher risk profile when compared with “Laparoscopic Gastric Banding” but requires fewer post operative follow up visits, has less long term maintenance issues and allows a wider selection of food choices in the patient’s long term post surgery diet. Because of the advantages stated above, the “Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy” is currently the most commonly performed weight loss operation in Australia.
Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
"Laparoscopic Gastric Banding" can achieve long term weight loss where repeated attempts at dieting have failed.
"Laparoscopic Gastric Banding" has the lowest risk profile of the surgical procedures currently available for long term weight loss and it is the only one that is readily reversible. Despite this it has comparable long-term results to the more invasive surgical alternatives.
"Laparoscopic Gastric Banding" has been performed on hundreds of thousands of people over many years and has proven itself effective in the management of many obesity related medical conditions including diabetes, sleep apnoea, hypertension, and gastric reflux.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
“Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass” surgery is a higher risk procedure than either “Laparoscopic Gastric Banding” or “Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy”. For this and other reasons “Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass” has not gained major popularity as the first choice operation for weight loss surgery in Australia. It is however sometimes employed in revisional surgery, where the other procedures might not be suitable.