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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • By North Eastern Weight Loss Surgery

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About Us
  • North Eastern Weight Loss Surgery is one of the
    Melbournes leading centres and weight loss
    clinic melbourne that perform a wide range of
    weight reduction surgeries. Lose Weight with top
    weight loss specialists in Melbourne. Our weight
    loss doctor's team is headed up by Patrick Moore
    who has almost 20 years of experience
    successfully helping people realise their weight
    loss goals when all else has failed.

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About Us
  • Dr. Patrick Moore has 19 years experience
    successfully helping people realise their weight
    loss goals when all else has failed. He has
    proudly established one of Melbournes leading
    weight loss centres, performing a wide range of
    weight reduction surgeries. Patrick is proud to
    have been the first weight loss surgeon to bring
    the gastric sleeve surgery into the private
    public hospitals in Victoria. In the past 19
    years he has performed over 2,100 weight loss
    surgeries.

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery may have been one of the
    biggest decisions you have ever made in your life
    and is sure to have come after many years of
    trying numerous weight loss attempts with limited
    success but you have finally taken the first step
    to achieving long term weight management.
    Congratulations, now its time to look at what
    happens now post operation. Your weight loss
    doctors and the clinic support team will have
    gone through all the details with you however
    with your main focus being on preparing for the
    surgery, your expectations for post-surgery may
    not have been high on the priority list. So lets
    look at some of the frequently asked questions
    patients have after the surgery.

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • What are the side effects you may experience
    after weight loss surgery?
  • It is important to be aware of the possible side
    effects associated with surgery but choosing a
    surgeon who has many years experience and an
    excellent success rate will dramatically reduce
    any potential post-surgery risks. These risks
    include
  • Short-Term
  • Acid reflux
  • Anaesthetic related effects
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Leak

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • What are the side effects you may experience
    after weight loss surgery?
  • Long-Term
  • Acid reflux
  • Food intolerances
  • Anastomotic ulcers which cause nausea and
    vomiting (bypass only)
  • Dumping syndrome which cause nausea and vomiting
    (bypass only)
  • Oesophagus dilation
  • Stomach obstruction
  • Stricture
  • Inadequate weight loss / weight regain
  • Hernia
  • Gallbladder disease/gallstones

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • Although these all sound scary, in reality, most
    people experience few issues and can eat a wide
    range of foods in small portions and are very
    happy with their success.Severe surgical
    complications are thankfully rare but they can
    happen. If you are experiencing a surgical
    complication or suspect you may have one, you
    need to contact Dr Moore ASAP. This would include
    severe pain, bleeding or vomiting or reflux.
    Most, less serious, side effects will resolve as
    you progress through your journey and can usually
    be managed with time and education.

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • How will my hunger be controlled after weight
    loss surgery?
  • It may come as a shock at first that the small
    meal you have just eaten has left you feeling
    full. If this is the case, the surgery has been a
    success. The aim of the surgery is to make you
    feel satiated (comfortably full) on far less
    food. All types of weight loss surgery achieve
    this by decreasing the size of your stomach which
    results in signals being sent to your brain much
    earlier to notify you that your stomach is full.
    Bypass and sleeve surgery also reduce the
    hormonal hunger signals normally produced by the
    body in response to an empty stomach.

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • How will I maintain a healthy weight range after
    weight loss surgery?
  • Prior to surgery you will be given detailed
    education by your dietician. The aim of this
    education is ensure you have the skills to be
    able to nourish yourself on a smaller amount of
    food, choose foods that provide the best
    nutrition for your body, manage non-hungry
    (emotional eating) and eat out successfully. All
    these skills are required in order to lose weight
    and keep it off in the long term.

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • Will there be foods I will never be able to eat?
  • In the initial phases post-surgery there is often
    food that people find difficult to eat, but over
    time and by slowing down your eating, chewing
    well and stopping as soon as you feel comfortably
    full, our aim is for a wide range of foods to be
    tolerated. We do not expect you to have to make
    special foods for yourself but enjoy whatever the
    family is eating.

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • Unwanted excess skin after weight loss surgery?
  • Excess skin is often a by-product of bariatric
    surgery. One of the best ways to help deal with
    unwanted excess skin is toning firming by
    undertaking a strength building exercise regime.
    Strength building is ideal because as previously
    noted, our skin expands when mass under the
    surface has increased so instead of stretching
    the surface of your skin with fat you will build
    muscle as a replacement to help fill out the
    area. If you are a bit older or have lost a large
    amount of weight, toning and firming exercise may
    not be enough and you may choose to see a
    Reconstructive Surgeon.

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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery
  • What supports will be in place for me after
    weight loss surgery?
  • At North Eastern Weight Loss Surgery several
    pre-surgery and post-surgery supports are put in
    place to give each patient the best chance at a
    successful procedure along with a continued
    healthy lifestyle. The support staff include
    access/referral to dieticians, psychologists, the
    administrative team and of course your surgeon,
    Dr. Patrick Moore. You will have several follow
    up appointments with various members of the team
    to track your progress and discuss any ongoing
    concerns you have. The staff at NEWLS see your
    weight loss journey not only as a job but instead
    as a lifelong partnership. They are there to
    guide and support you on this journey and look
    forward to sharing your successes along the way.

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Contact Us

Address -

Social Links BOX HILL,
Epworth Eastern Hospital Level 6, 1 Arnold
Street, Box Hill VIC 3128 Australia Phone - 03
9895 7215 Website - https//www.melbourneobesitysu
rgery.com.au/

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