What are the effective habits of weight loss surgery patients that achieve their goals?

On June 7, 2012, in Events, Information, Support Group, by uppergisurgery

At our upcoming Patient Support Group on Wednesday August the 1st we’ll be discussing the things that patients who lose their weight and keep it off after surgery do that help them achieve their goals. As in all successful human endeavours, there are some key rules to follow and you’ll get to hear some practical […]

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Learn about the latest options for weight loss surgery at our 2012 Information Nights

On March 17, 2012, in Events, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, by uppergisurgery

Our patients tell us that the best thing that we do is offer information evenings where our team of surgeons and bariatric practitioners take attendees through a presentation where they explain the latest options available in weight loss surgery. During the presentation you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of the different surgical procedures available […]

Prevent Unwanted Kilos this Holiday Season

On December 26, 2011, in Uncategorized, by uppergisurgery

Cooking for Christmas while still following healthy eating guidelines after weight loss surgery, is still achievable. This is a good opportunity to make Christmas a little bit different this year; a lot healthier this year. There is no need to feel like you’re missing out either; all you have to do is make a few […]


Portion Distortion – The topic at our next Support Group Meeting on February 8th 2012

On November 27, 2011, in Events, Healthy Eating, Information, Lifestyle Considerations, Support Group, by uppergisurgery

Our next Support Group Meeting Topic will be: Portion Distortion – Smart Size, don’t Super Size. The session will be held on February the 8th at 7PM in the Boardroom of St George Private Hospital at 1 South Street Kogarah. This information session will enable group discussion on portion distortion and tips to smart size. […]

The Pro’s and Cons of the Sleeve Gastrectomy or “Sleeving”

On November 27, 2011, in Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss Surgery, by uppergisurgery

If you are looking for some additional feedback on the pros and cons of gastric banding vs the sleeve gastrectomy, you may find this article in the November 27th issue of the Sunday Telegraph sheds some light on the subject. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/the-last-step-for-obese-removing-80-per-cent-of-their-stomach/story-e6freuy9-1226207024764 Featuring  quotes from Upper GI Surgery’s own Dr Michael Talbot it give’s some differing […]

Why Obesity Surgery is still not on the Public Health agenda

On November 27, 2011, in Weight Loss Surgery, by uppergisurgery

As health professionals with an interest in treating people with Obesity we are often asked why this surgery cannot be done in public hospitals. We asked our practice principal, Dr Michael Talbot for his view on this topic and his response was that “The reasons are complex, but in the end it comes down to […]

Our next Patient Support Group Meeting is coming up on November 9th 2011

On November 7, 2011, in Events, Information, Support Group, by uppergisurgery

Please join us for our Patient Support Group meeting on November 9th – the session will start at 7PM in the Upper GI Surgery rooms at Suite 3 Level 5 St George Private Hospital, 1 South Street, Kogarah. The theme for this meeting is “Building Relationships” . The activity will outline the building blocks that […]

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Eating Meals during Ramadan after Bariatric Surgery

Suhoor Although it may be tempting to sleep past dawn Suhoor is the most important meal of the day and it will need to provide you with energy for many hours whilst you fast. It is therefore particularly important to consume slowly-digesting foods that will provide sustained energy release. Your Suhoor meal should be made […]