Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery in Melbourne
Obesity is a major health care problem and one of the most frequent causes of preventable death in Western countries in the 21st century. Bariatric surgery is the only current treatment that has been shown to achieve major and durable weight loss, which can lead to total or partial control of a wide range of common and serious diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension according to a Medical Journal of Australia report.
At the Avenue Hospital, we are committed to providing high quality, personalised care for patients who undergo bariatric surgery. Our highly experienced surgeons work closely with our team of skilled nurses to deliver high quality care. An individual plan of management is developed for each patient’s hospital stay, including prior to admission, whilst in hospital and through to discharge.
Our hospital performs more than 1,000 bariatric procedures every year, with many patients resolving or significantly reducing obesity-related issues after surgery.
There are several serious health conditions associated with being morbidly obese, these include
- Musculo-skeletal problems
- Cardiovascular disease & stroke
- Some cancers
- Sleep apnoea
- Type 2 diabetes (one of the six National Health Priority areas)
- Hypertension (High blood pressure)
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE
To have a private conversation with one of our staff, you can contact our enquiry line on 03 9529 7377 between 9am and 4.30pm.
Alternatively, please use our contact us form and one of our helpful staff will be in contact shortly.