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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve (or Sleeve Gastrectomy) is the most common weight loss operation in Australia. Gastric Sleeve surgery involves removing 75% (or more) of the stomach to leave behind a small capacity stomach.The new stomach is the shape of a narrow tube (or sleeve)  hence the name, and results in a marked reduction in food intake. The […]

Gastric Sleeve with Minimizer Ring

An option at the time of Gastric Sleeve surgery is to have a device called the MiniMizer Ring (MMR) placed around the top of the newly-sleeved stomach. The aim of the MMR is to prevent the Sleeve stomach from stretching in the future. After surgery the sleeve will normally stretch a small amount over time […]

Omega Loop Gastric Bypass

The Omega Loop Gastric Bypass (also known as Mini Gastric Bypass or Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass ) has become increasingly popular due to the excellent weight loss and beneficial effects on diabetes.It works by restricting  food intake as well as reducing calorie absorption. A small stomach is first created and then the small intestine is brought […]

Omega Loop Gastric Bypass with Minimizer Ring

At the time of the Bypass surgery there is an option to place a silicon band called the MiniMizer Ring around the newly created stomach pouch.  There have been many studies showing that gastric bypass patients lose more weight with a ring device placed around the gastric pouch at the time of the gastric bypass […]

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RnY)

The Roux-en-Y (RnY) gastric bypass has been considered the ”gold standard” operation for weight loss for decades. The gastric bypass involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting this newpouch directly to the small intestine via two joins. This serves two purposes: to restrict the amount of foodyou eat because you will feel […]

Single-stage Revisional Surgery

Laparoscopic gastric banding is increasingly requiring revisional surgery for complications and failures. Dr Ryan and Dr Jameson can perform single-stage revisional bariatric procedures. They do this by first removing the gastric band and then performing either a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass surgery in the one operation. Reasons a patient may need single-stage revisional bariatric […]

Anti-Reflux surgery

For severe reflux, anti-reflux surgery can be considered in some circumstances.   It is generally very effective and performed laparoscopically (keyhole method).  The nature of the surgery usually involves Hiatus Hernia Repair plus or minus Nissen Fundoplication (a particular technique of forming a stomach wrap at the top of the stomach to reduce acid reflux).  The […]

Gallstones/Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder pain is most often from gallstones. Gallstones often form following weight loss and patients can sometimes get sudden attacks of severe upper abdominal pain occurring months to years after weight loss surgery.  These symptoms may include: sudden pain in the upper abdomen, often right-sided and occasionally through to the back. Pain is generally infrequent, […]

Hernia repair

A hernia occurs when part of your body or an internal organ pokes through an opening into anarea where it should not be. Common sites in the body are the belly button (umbilical hernia) or in the groin (inguinal hernia). They can also sometimes occur after weight loss surgery. For example a hiatus hernia can […]

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy (also known as an endoscopy) is an examination of the oesophagus (what youmay call your food pipe), stomach and duodenum (upper part of the small bowel) using aflexible telescope called a gastroscope.Reasons you might have a gastroscopy: You experience indigestion, discomfort or difficulty swallowing (which suggestsinflammation, an ulcer or a polyps) To treat conditions […]

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is the main test used to investigate or diagnose bowel cancer. A colonoscope isa tiny camera on a long, flexible tube that is used to examine the entire length of the largebowel. Your surgeon will look for any abnormal tissue (like a polyps) and take a biopsy (sample)for further examination. Our team is […]