Warringal Private Hospital
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Bariatric Surgery

According to Medical Journal Australia research, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) is the only current treatment shown to achieve major and sustained weight loss. Importantly, in conjunction with an integrated treatment plan, weight loss surgery can lead to an improved quality of life and reduction in obesity-related health and wellbeing issues including:

  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart health
  • Sleep apnoea 
  • Cancer Risk
  • Join problems
  • Fertility issues
  • Your confidence and wellbeing

With over 30 years’ experience in bariatric surgery, Warringal Private Hospital has one of the longest established and most reputable bariatric surgical programs in Australia.

We offer a range of lasting weight loss solutions tailored to you. Your experienced surgeon and support team collaborate with you to determine the best weight loss solution for you and your goals. We then develop an individualised plan and provide the appropriate support to suit your lifestyle and needs.

If you choose to have weight loss surgery, you will continue to be supported after your procedure, assisting your physical and psychological integration into your new life.



By 2025 more than 80 per cent of Australians will be overweight or obese according to the Monash Obesity and Diabetes Institute.

As a result of the obesity epidemic, the number of Australians undergoing bariatric surgery has increased from 500 in 1988 to 17,000 per year in recent decades.

Australian Gov Dept of Health (2009)

You should speak to your doctor about bariatric surgery if

  • Your BMI is more than 30
  • You have problems linked to weight such as sleep apnoea, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and arthritis
  • Your BMI or waist circumference is increasing in between GP visits
  • Your weight is limiting simple activities of daily living and quality of life
  • You are concerned about missing out on those extra years of life

Calculate your BMI Here.

Obesity is associated with a number of serious and or chronic health conditions including:

  • 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)

Australian Gov Dept of Health (2009)

Research has consistently found that obesity has a negative impact on your health, life expectancy and can be detrimental to your quality of life (Medical Journal of Australia 2005). Weight loss surgery is recognised as the most effective method to lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off, and in turn reduce these negative impacts.

With regular follow-up, improved diet and exercise programs you may notice these benefits:

Your risk of premature death and obesity-related illness reduces dramatically.

  • Obesity surgery reduces and often resolves symptoms of obesity-related sleep apnoea, arthritis and diabetes.
  • You will have a reduced risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease, heart failure or stroke.
  • Cancer risk reduces too, with obesity now a significant risk factor for many cancers
  • You may experience other health improvements. Infections heal more quickly and you’ll see the reduction in issues such as:
    • Nerve defects
    • Impotence
    • Blindness and eye disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Infertility, Irregular Bleeding or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Reflux
    • High Cholesterol

You will enjoy a healthier, active and engaged lifestyle

  • You’ll be able to move about easier, play sports, enjoy hobbies and social activities with friends
  • Your body image, self-esteem and self-confidence will improve
  • You may experience decreased depression and stress

Yes, you will need to see your GP to get a referral to one of our Bariatrics surgeons.

If you’re interested, book an appointment with your GP to speak about your options and request a referral.

The costs of the surgery can vary based on whether you have private health insurance, the types of procedure and the weight loss solution you select. At your initial consultation, you and your surgeon will have a thorough conversation about the costs applicable to you.

At times, options are available for self-funded patients. If this is your preference, please speak to the surgeon whether you are suitable.

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