Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery
Obesity describes body weight and body fat that is much greater than what is healthy or desirable (excessive
Body Mass Index
Weight loss Surgery
may be done for those who have not been able to
with diet and exercise. The main aim is to reduce the size of the stomach volume or length of the length of the intestine to help achieve long-term weight loss. Three key procedures are: reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted band (
); removing part of the stomach (
or biliopancreatic diversion); or by redirecting the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (
). These procedures may be carried out in a minimally invasive way with the aid of a camera inserted into the abdomen. A small incision is made in the abdominal wall through which a laparoscope, a flexible lighted tube with a camera attached, is inserted to view the stomach and intestines. The surgery is carried out with instruments inserted in other small cuts in the abdomen.
obesity surgery permits a shorter hospital stay and shorter recovery time with less pain. It is usually undertaken by a
under general anaesthesia.
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Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer, Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery, Benign Tumours of the Upper Gastro Tract, Cholecystectomy, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery . . . .
Mr Michael Hii is an oesophago-gastric surgeon who specialises in the treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer, hiatus hernia repair, anti-reflux surgery, surgery for achalasia and obesity surgery . . . .
Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon, specialising in surgery for disorders of the stomach and oesophagus, and weight loss surgery . . . .
Dr Salena Ward is an Oesophago-Gastric, Bariatric and General Surgeon who consults in Box Hill, Bundoora and Lilydale . . . .