The laparoscopic gastric bypass is a powerful operation for weight loss and metabolic health improvement. It has been performed for many decades and the excellent results have stood the test of time. Technical advances more recently have made it a safe and well tolerated procedure when performed by a specialist surgeon. It works by a number of strong mechanisms, including creating very small meal portions and significant alteration to hunger and appetite hormones. It is the most effective operation to reverse diabetes (often seeing patients come of their medication altogether). There is an alteration to the food stream within the bowels (leading to the metabolic improvement) which means it is critical to maintain follow-up with a team specialised in managing and monitoring patients after surgery.
Dr. Le Page has performed around 1000 operations to help obese patients manage their weight, health and wellbeing. He has published international research on the condition and audits the outcomes of patients undergoing surgery to ensure the highest quality, including through the official national obesity surgical society (ANZMOSS).
Dr. Le Page will provide a recommendation on the merits of surgery and the type of surgery best for you, but will respect your wishes and opinion. He will look after you in hospital and co-ordinate your aftercare with a specialist dietician and any other health professionals (through the OClinic) who can optimise your outcome. Obesity is defined by a body mass index (BMI) over 30 (click here to calculate your BMI ). You may be a candidate for weight loss surgery if you are in the obese category or above, depending on your health profile and after review with Dr Le Page.
If you feel a specialist review may be indicated for you, please discuss with your GP and call (02) 9767 7908 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Le Page. Your individual circumstance will be clarified by Dr. Le Page during your review.