Discover Weight Loss
At Discover Weight Loss, our experienced team of health professionals are here to guide you through your weight loss journey. Our goal is to provide you with all the advice, support, and tools necessary to set you up for success. We want to make sure that you can achieve a healthier lifestyle in a way that you can maintain throughout your life.
We perform a number of weight loss surgery procedures including gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.
Consultations are held at Gilgit Road Specialist Centre in Epsom and surgery is performed at Ascot Hospital, Remuera.
- Mr Jon Morrow - Bariatric, Laparoscopic & General Surgeon
- Dr Melanie Lauti - Bariatric Clinician
- Kendall Parkinson - Dietitian
- Sherman Waitai-Cross - Health & Wellness Coach
- Dr Adam Harper - Anaesthetist
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FAQ: answers to common questions related to weight loss surgery.
What is Weight Loss Surgery?
Bariatric or weight loss surgery is a term that covers all the different surgical procedures used to help extremely overweight or morbidly obese patients lose weight.
Morbidly obese patients are usually identified by their Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement, although other factors may also be taken into account. Morbid obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing illnesses such as: heart attack, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, sleep disorders and joint pain. Bariatric surgery can cure or greatly improve these illnesses as well as give the patient an improved quality of life.
A number of different procedures can be performed to treat obesity. Procedures fall into three main types:
- Malabsorptive - these procedures involve bypassing a section of the small intestine thus reducing the amount of food absorbed into the body.
- Restrictive - these procedures involve reducing the size of the stomach, usually by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach which limits the amount of food that can be eaten.
- Malabsorptive/Restrictive Combination - these procedures combine both techniques e.g. gastric bypass surgery in which a small stomach pouch is formed and its outlet connected to part of the small intestine.
Bariatric, Laparoscopic & General Surgeon
Procedures / Treatments
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15 Gilgit Road
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This page was last updated at 12:32PM on February 17, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Discover Weight Loss.