Gastric Sleeve Surgery Guidelines

images (64)Before Surgery

1. Know your surgeon
2. Change your diet
3. Stop smoking
4. Get prepared
5. Prepare your support group


After Surgery

1. Follow the diet stages set out by your doctor
2. Learn what fullness feels like
3. Control your depression
4. Do not go back to work until you are ready
5. Never miss your check-ups
6. Exercise when you can
7. Continue to educate yourself
8. Track your calories
9. Control your portions
10. Don’t drink your calories
11. Reduce sedentary activities and screen hour especially long hours of TV
12. Don’t forget to weigh yourself once a week.

Beside considering these tips for gastric sleeve surgery, you should view your sleeve gastrectomy as an opportunity for a new beginning of life. Boost your confidence and sense of well-being with the weight loss experienced, pick up new habits, hobbies and start fresh and fit. It would be nice to take up new fitness challenges to maintain the weight loss. Commit yourself to a new happy and healthy lifestyle and overcoming the bad ones.

Pros And Cons Of Gastric Bypass Surgery

The benefits of undergoing gastric bypass surgery are numerous. By shrinking the size of your stomach, you will be unable to eat larger meals which removes one of the primary factors of obesity. The partial bypass that occurs in the colon will also improve your ability to digest food. These two factors alone will not only cause you to lose a significant amount of weight but also lower your risk for any number of obesity-related illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes and bowel cancer.

Ultimately, if you are considering the gastric bypass route, it is important to undergo a thorough examination and discussion with your doctor and specialist surgeon before receiving any procedures. If you do choose to undergo the surgery and you experience any negative side effects, once again it is necessary to immediately consult your doctor.

Gastric bypass surgery

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar NSW, Australia

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar where you would meet Bariatric Surgeon, Bariatric Dietician and Exercise Physiologist and could know and discuss on the following topics:

Weight Loss Surgery Options:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Lap Band
  • Gastric Bypass

Beside this, further talk would be on

  •  Failed previous surgery
  •   Revision Bariatric Surgery
  • An Interactive Session where you could meet one of the operated patients

Venue for seminars is- “Seminar Room” Level 2 Sydney Southwest Private hospital, 40 Bigge Street, Liverpool, NSW

These seminars would be held in every four weeks in the last Tuesday of the month. Register now for bariatric surgery seminar or call at (02) 97230550.

Why You should attend the bariatric surgery seminar?

1Morbid obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing these conditions. In addition, being overweight can hamper the ability to control or manage chronic disorders. In this seminar by experts it would help you to know and understand weight loss surgery and how it could help you overcome obesity.

Obesity And Health Issues

The health concerns related to obesity vary in each individual, depending on their Body Mass Index (BMI), lifestyle and various other factors. A majority of these health problems can be handled by maintaining a healthy diet and routine exercise while others may require serious medical attention.

Here are a few major health issues pertaining to obesity.

  • Cardiovascular Disease   about_obesity_medical_complications
  • Sleeping Apnoea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Renal Dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Non-alcoholic Fatty liver
  • Gallstones
  • Infertility
  • Skin infection
  • Gastric ulcers
  • High cholesterol levels

Obesity hits almost every part of the body, causing damage to vital body functions in day to day routine and the way of life in the long run. Hence, for an individual, it is important to know how obesity can pose greater health risks while health organizations should shoulder the responsibility of mass awareness about the implications of obesity.

Physical Activity In Childhood Makes Them Healthy Teens

Obesity seems to be gripping children and youth much more than ever before. Modern lifestyle changes are primarily responsible for a child to be much more prone to obesity today than they were 30 years back. Now, these extra pounds might not hurt the child in his childhood, but it opens pathways for serious medical disorders like raised blood pressure, cholesterol, raised blood sugar, osteoporosis, sleep apnoea etc. These diseases might occur at a younger age in obese children than in their counterparts. Also, the social distress that obese children face by their peer group makes them vulnerable to behavioral problems and poor mental health arising from low self-esteem. Make your kid more active by making her/him involve in more physical activities as active children become healthier teens and less prone to obesity and leading a healthy long life.

active-kidsWays to improve physical activity levels in children

It has to be a collective effort from the society.
– The school community has to allow more play time with bigger playgrounds. Regular monitoring of Body Mass Index (BMI) in schools and education regarding importance of physical activity and healthy diet should be inculcated in the curriculum.
– Parents have to encourage their child to participate in active games like jumping rope, playing tag, developing sports, hobbies, swimming, dancing etc. Sedentary time like TV, mobile and video gaming should be limited.

Lifestyle changes brought on in the earlier phases of life, even as early as 2 years, definitely leads to a healthier teenage and youth. Less of ‘junk food’, helping children to make healthy food choices and more of active exercises can save children from the unhealthy complications of obesity in their adulthood, something for which they will always be grateful.

Have you ever felt so hungry that you literally eat everything you can get your hands on?

Binge eating has been described as compulsive overeating where a large amount of food is consumed while feeling out of control and powerless to stop it. While we may not go to those extremes, at times we all overeat or binge, but what if this becomes a habit?

If you have noticed that you’ve been getting into a habit of binge eating lately, it’s important to investigate the causes and look at ways to stop this habit. Over time, a habit of binge eating can lead to weight gain, increase your risk of a number of chronic health conditions as well as lead to a wide variety of physical, emotional, and social problems.

Note: If you’ve been binge eating for a long time, notice it’s becoming a huge problem or have what is know as ‘binge eating disorder’ then it’s best to speak to a qualified health professional trained in this area who can work with you to break this habit.

Beat the Binge

While different people binge eat for different reasons, there are some common triggers. Here are 10 tips to help you beat the binge.

Tips To Stop Binge Eating
Stop Binge Eating In It’s Tracks

1. Get to bed earlier.
2. Avoid skipping breakfast or meals
3. Eat small frequent meals
4. Get out of the house or find distractions
5. Don’t keep food that you like to binge on in the house
6. Only purchase single serve sizes of risky foods (if at all)
7. Brush your teeth & floss
8. Eat more satiating or filling healthy foods
9. Have a plan of attack
10. Have healthy low calorie alternatives available

Once the feeling strikes, binge eating can be hard to control. But a little forethought and a plan of attack, can really help stop binge eating in it’s tracks.

Is Obesity a Disability?

So, the big question still remains ‘Is obesity a disability? If yes, then what is the scope?’

Obesity has been declared an epidemic in many countries. One school of thought believes that someone falling within between a BMI of 30 and 40 should not be regarded as disabled just because of their obesity. While there is another school, who say that morbidly obese individuals might experience restricted physical functions, which can lead to a tethered and incredibly sedentary way of life, a situation similar to any kind of disability.


In Australia too, obesity is a serious health concern with the number of obese children and adults sharply rising. The Discrimination Disability Act(DDA) of Australia is a comprehensive guide on what is a disability and who are covered the disability scope. As far as obesity is concerned, DDA states that since the definition of ‘normal’ body size can vary, it is difficult to determine the level at which obesity can be considered a disability. However, since disability is the loss of functioning of a person’s body or part of the body and if obesity is the key contributor to this loss, then an obese person is entitled to the disability benefits. Depending on the impact of severity of obesity on a person’s life and on a case to case basis, the obesity can be given the disability status.

If obesity is claimed as a disability, it would mean that a considerable population of the world could soon be defined as disabled! It may also mean that an individual can be rejected from a job on the grounds of physical appearance, which also includes being obese. It can also worsen working conditions for the fit employees, who may find themselves treated less favorably than the obese employees. In fact, the people who are genuinely disabled, will find new competitors claiming disability funds. Classifying obesity as a disability would increase the significant costs for the health system.

Obesity May Run In Families, Cells Of Children Of Obese Mothers Might Be Programmed In The Womb

Study hints at why obesity may run in families, cells of children of obese mothers might be programmed in the womb to accumulate extra fat.

images (26)The scientists performed a series of lab tests to determine the relation between genetics and obesity with respect to a mother and her offspring. They extracted stem cells from umbilical cords of both obese and normal-weight mothers. Then, the cells were subjected to growth in fat and muscle tissues under controlled conditions. In comparison, it was found that the cells from an obese mother had a tendency to preserve around 30% more fat than that of the cells of the normal weight mother. They are yet to perform more tests to determine, whether the metabolism of such cells also shows different results.

They conclude that though it is known that the cells of a baby from the obese mother will accumulate fat in this lab experiment, they are yet to provide confirmed evidence that the physiology of the child after birth will correspond
to these differences.

Weight Loss With Safe Dieting

There is no shortage of weight loss diets advocated by various wellness organizations. But with too many different types of diets available, it is quite a difficult task to narrow down the most suitable and safest for you. You must understand that not all diet plans give the same results for everyone; in fact a wrong diet can lead to harmful consequences. So, what is safe dieting and how do you go about it? Read further to know more.

What is the right diet for weight loss ? A right diet is one which adjusts to your body mass index (BMI), nutritional requirement and medical conditions, if any.

Weight loss dieting tips
Weight loss dieting tips

Myths And Facts Of Obesity

While this obesity epidemic calls for drastic measures, one must have a clear idea of what exactly obesity is, how it is measured and what is the right way to cut down the extra flab from your body. Hence, before you start your fad diets or gym sessions, go through following obesity myths we have debunked for your benefit.

Myth 1: If a person looks overweight, it means he is obese.
Myth 2: Fat genes cause of obesity.
Myth 3: Any type of body fat is bad for health.
Myth 4: Unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise are primary causes for obesity
Myth 5: Setting realistic weight loss goals will motivate you to lose weight.
Myth 6: One bout of sexual activity can burn up to 100-300 calories in an individual.
Myth 7: Weight gain in women is a normal ageing factor.
Myth 8: Breastfeeding prevents obesity in children at a later stage of their life.

Obesity Myths and Facts

There is no ‘quick – fix’ remedy for obesity. Including foods that have fewer calories but provide required energy to your body are necessary. Do not try to skip meals to lose weight faster, it will instead decrease your metabolism and eventually make you indulge in overeating or binge eating. Eating healthy meals daily at regular intervals along with exercising for at least 20 – 30 minutes a day can go a long way in keeping your weight in check. In case you are still unable to maintain your weight with lifestyle changes, medical evaluation is recommended. In case you have an extremely obese body and unsuccessfully tried all traditional weight loss methods, you could consider bariatric surgery as an option after due consultation with your doctor.