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 [...]
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 [...]
Excess weight, in particular obesity, is a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. It can also make it more difficult to control chronic conditions.1 On top of the cost to your health, overweight and obesity can have a major financial impact on an individual. The cost of a gastric banding procedure can [...]
I know that for many folks they arent always able to make it along to our information evenings so to make it even easier to find out more about the benefits of weight loss surgery and the details of the available procedures we have put together some videos to share the information.
Back in 2007, 60 Minutes did a story on weight loss surgery and Dr Talbot then did the after program chat ad a transcription of the chat can be found here on the 60 Minutes web site.
Heres a short extract of the chat – for the full chat, please go to the 60 Minutes site.