Guide to bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off in the long term. Learn about the different types of bariatric surgery here.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery, a very effective surgery for weight loss, helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine absorb food.
Inserting a gastric balloon
Inserting a gastric balloon may help you achieve long-term weight loss if a simple approach involving eating less, improving your diet and doing more exercise does not work.
Gastric sleeve surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of a large part of your stomach. It helps you to feel full after eating only a small amount of food.
Lap band surgery
Lap band, also called gastric banding, is a type of weight loss that helps you to feel full after eating only a small amount of food.
Vitamin C deficiency
Vitamin C deficiency is rare in Australia where fresh produce is generally readily available. Vitamin C deficiencies are largely preventable - learn how here.
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference
Learn how to calculate your body mass index (BMI) and measure your waist circumference. These measurements tell you if you are a healthy weight.
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