Patient Resources - Sydney Bariatric Clinic

Your Journey

Chances are that if you are looking at this page, you have been thinking about bariatric surgery. Do these statements sound familiar? I feel like I am not getting the most out of life. I try so hard and nothing happens. I want to live a long life and be there for my kids but I am scared I won’t be able to do that because of my weight. Bariatric surgery is a very real option for those who meet the criteria Deciding to have bariatric surgery is brave. It is not the easy way out, despite what others may think…

Before Surgery

You will have an initial consultation with your surgeon (Dr Ryan or Dr Jameson). They will talk to you about what has been going on for you and what you hope to get out of surgery. They will talk you through the types of surgery and their pros and cons. Dr Ryan and Dr Jameson are both very friendly and empathetic. They aim to create open, two-sided communication so that you feel comfortable asking questions and can make an informed decision about your surgery. Depending on the outcome of your initial consultation with Dr Ryan or Dr Jameson, your surgery…

Surgery

Your surgery day will eventually come (after what will probably feel like forever)! Read the Hospital Admissions page if you would like to find out more about what happens when you check in to hospital. To help you feel as comfortable as possible, here are some things to pack in your hospital bag for surgery: Loose clothing Slippers (your surgeon will want you to start walking as soon as possible after your surgery) Lip balm (your lips will likely get dry as your liquid intake will be restricted straight after surgery) Your medications (be sure to give this to your…

Hospital Admission

You will be admitted into hospital on the day of your surgery. The hospital admission team will generally call you the afternoon before the day of your surgery and will advise you what time you need to arrive at the hospital.  It is advised someone drives you to the hospital. It is not advisable to drive yourself as you will not be able to drive home and you might be feeling nervous on the day of your surgery.  When you arrive at the hospital on the day of your surgery, the admissions staff will welcome you and confirm if there…

Online Hospital Admissions

***PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT ANY PAPERWORK UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN TO YOUR PRE-OP CLINIC APPOINTMENT****   Lakeview Private Hospital   You can complete your admission form and medical history in your own time in the privacy of your own home. Please visit http://admission.lakeviewprivate.com.au   Cambelltown Private Hospital   Please complete your admission forms and peruse the patient information booklet by accessing the Healthscope eAdmission portal at https://healthscope.eadmissions.com.au   Westmead Private Hospital   If your surgery has been booked at Westmead Private Hospital, to ensure that your admission runs smoothly, and that everything is ready and organised for when you…