Begin your Journey

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Upon contacting us, we will arrange an initial consultation with Dr Baxter who will discuss with you in detail your surgical options. He will also assess your suitability for surgery. As part of this medical evaluation, you will be provided with pathology & radiology referrals. You will then be required to see our multidisciplinary team.

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An assessment with a Dietitian focuses on providing you with the resources and education required for successful eating patterns & optimal long term outcomes. Additionally, an appointment with a psychologist allows discussion of common behavioural or psychological issues when considering weight loss surgery.

As a team we determine your best surgical option, whether Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy or Omega Loop Mini Bypass. Dr Baxter will discuss the surgery with you in detail, including how it is done, how the procedure works, what can be achieved, as well as possible complications. It is important to us that you have all the relevant information you need when making the decision to have bariatric surgery.

Once you are ready and suitable for surgery, we will then book your date for surgery. Your care is co-ordinated by our team who provide education and help you prepare for your “Weight Loss Journey”.

Metabolic surgery is a major surgery. It is important to understand the obesity surgery risks and potential benefits and to closely follow the team’s guidelines. To mentally prepare yourself we will help you understand the surgical process and what to expect afterwards your surgery.

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Most patients stay in the hospital approximately two-three nights following surgery. You will be visited by Dr Baxter and a Dietitian in hospital and you will be able to go home when you are able to:

  1. Demonstrate that you can take liquid & nutrients by mouth
  2. Have no fever
  3. Have adequate pain control with oral medication
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You will require ongoing support and follow up post operatively. Our team are here to support you through this process and answer any follow up questions you may have.

  • FAQ’s
  • Resources
  • Post Surgery
  • Exercise & Movement
  • Dietetics post operatively