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Treatment Options

Non-Surgical Treatment

Dieting, exercise, and medication have long been regarded as the conventional methods to achieve weight loss. Sometimes, these efforts are successful in the short term. However, for people who are morbidly obese, the results rarely last. For many, this can translate into what’s called the “yo-yo syndrome,” where patients continually gain and lose weight with the possibility of serious psychological and health consequences.

Recent research reveals that conventional methods of weight loss generally fail to produce permanent weight loss. Several studies have shown that patients on diets, exercise programs, or medication are able to lose approximately 10% of their body weight but tend to regain two-thirds of it within one year, and almost all of it within five years**. Another study found that less than 5% of patients in weight loss programs were able to maintain their reduced weight after five years*.

Surgical Treatment

Why perform surgery for morbid obesity? Morbid obesity surgery is not cosmetic surgery. All doctors recognise that once a patients weight exceeds a certain range they are more likely to suffer from a wide range of illnesses such as diabetes, sleep apnoea, asthma, hypertension, arthritis, varicose veins and skin problems. Their chances of dying at a premature age is also greatly increased. Their employment prospects, mobility and social acceptance also suffers. Depression is much more common in the morbidly obese.

The main aim of this surgery is to bring your weight down to a safer range where most of these associated conditions are reduced in severity and many completely reversed. Along the way most people find an improvement in their mobility, body image, self-esteem and enjoyment of life.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

2021 Integrated Health Roadshow locations and dates include: Brisbane March 22 (Brisbane Registrations are now closed), Sydney May 28 (Sydney Registrations are now closed), Melbourne August 30  (see tab above to go more information)

 

2021 Annual Meeting
Theme: “Getting back on track”
27th to 29th October
Cairns Convention Centre
Hybrid conference – face to face with
virtual attendance
Registration will open April

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Bariatric Surgery Registry

 

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

ANZMOSS recognised Scholarships for current members.

 

Public Bariatrics

PUBLIC BARIATRICS

ANZMOSS Public Bariatric Surgery Initiative – “Access to All”.