Patient Info

Eating long term after bariatric surgery you will find is no different to how it was before surgery, the only key difference is portion control.

You will find that your portion of food at main meals will average a bread and butter plate after 1 to 1.5 years of your operation. This allows you to maintain your weight loss and calorie control your food without dieting.

Initially after your operation, you will have the support from our dietitians to provide you with the right bariatric diet and eating techniques that will help you recover, transition of different food textures, help avoid complications, and maximize short and long term weight loss.

About two-thirds (63%) of adults are overweight or obese. Obesity has been considered a national health burden in Australia. In fact in countries like America it is now considered to be a ‘chronic disease”. But why is this so? Obesity is associated with over 60 numerous and varied comorbid conditions. This is when excess fat adversely affects our health. Complications can occur in many organs systems ranging from cardiovascular to respiratory to orthopaedic. Obesity is a risk factor for the development of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnoea and some cancers (uterine, breast colorectal, kidney and bladder). Also, obesity is associated with high blood cholesterol, menstrual irregularities, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), pregnancy complications, psychological disorders and stress incontinence. Quality of life is also negatively affected by obesity, with poor self esteem, social discrimination, with inequalities in employment, and education. About 80% of obese patients will develop at least one of these comorbid conditions and at least 60% will develop three!

1. It is the most effective treatment for Obesity and it’s related illnesses (ref 1)
  1. Losing significant weight (more than 50% of one’s excess weight) is extremely difficult due to the body’s defense mechanisms. Many studies of non-surgical weight loss programs, diets, extreme exercise routines show >95% failure after 2 years with eventual weight regain and sometimes beyond that original weight. (ref 2)
    Surgery has been shown to be >90% successful in getting significant weight off (minimum of 50% excess body weight up to 100% EBW loss) after 2 years.


At Sydney Bariatric Clinic our comprehensive approach to the management of our patients is unique with the integral involvement of anesthetist, surgeon, physician, dietician, physiotherapist and allied staff that provides a safe, high quality service that ensures best clinical outcomes for our patients.

The Pre-Anaesthetic Clinic

Once our patients have made the life-changing decision to proceed with surgery, a pre-anaesthetic assessment will be organized with Dr John Leyden. This appointment is essential and will take place at our Westmead Clinic, 2-4 weeks prior to surgery.

About Us

Combining a team approach to treatment and providing dietary and nutritional advice as well as personalised lifestyle training will result in the best results from weight-loss surgery.


Westmead Private Hospital

Suite 9, Specialist Centre

16-18 Mons Road

Westmead NSW 2145

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138



VUE Building

Suite 3, Ground Floor

1 Centennial Drive, Park Central

Campbelltown NSW 2560

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138



Lakeview Private Hospital

17-19 Solent Circuit

Norwest, NSW 2153

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138



Cosmetic Culture

318 High Street

(Enter via 17 Higgins Street)

Penrith NSW 2750

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138


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