Prince of Wales Private Hospital offers minimally invasive bariatric (weight-loss) procedures to patients with clinical obesity and metabolic syndromes. Our high-volume centre, with on-site 24-hour medical cover and intensive care support is a safe and comfortable environment to undergo weight loss surgery.
Obesity is a complex, chronic, and relapsing condition that causes a multitude of chronic health issues as well as numerous psychosocial and functional problems.
Excess weight is associated with:
- Cardiovascular disease such as heart disease, heart failure and stroke
- Endocrine disorders such as diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Gastrointestinal such as reflux and fatty liver disease
- Genitourinary disorders such as chronic kidney disease and incontinence
- Pulmonary conditions such as asthma and obstructive sleep apnoea
- Reproductive conditions such as miscarriage and poor pregnancy outcomes
- And is a risk factor for several types of cancer (bowel, oesophagus, pancreas, prostate, renal, breast, endometrial, ovarian)
Weight-loss surgery has proven to be highly effective in helping patients manage obesity over the long-term. It can also help patients with metabolic conditions such as Type II Diabetes, greatly reducing the need for medications including insulin.
Our bariatric surgeons are able to offer the following procedures on suitable patient candidates:
- Laparoscopic Gastric Band (Lap Band) – an adjustable, removable band restricts the stomach volume.
- Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) –This is the most performed procedure in which a section of the stomach is removed. This reduces the gastric volume by 60-85% and has effects on the neurohormonal control of eating.
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass – The stomach is surgically-restricted and connected to the mid-small bowel (Jejunum) to reduce food absorption. This can be achieved by a single anastomosis (mini) bypass or via Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
- SADI-S – part of the stomach is removed (in a similar fashion to a sleeve gastrectomy and a section of the intestine (Duodenum and jejunum) is bypassed to reduce food absorption.
- Our bariatric surgeons also offer revision bariatric surgery options to patients who have previously undergone weight loss procedures.
To find a bariatric specialist accredited to work at our Hospital, please refer to the ‘Upper GI’ section of the Prince of Wales Private Hospital Specialist Directory.
If you would like to know more about our bariatric surgical services, please contact:
Dr Robert Gandy
02 8599 4360
Dr David Joseph
02 9565 5514
Dr David Links
02 9650 4109