Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery

For some individuals obesity can be an issue that severely impacts quality of life, and diet and exercise alone have not been effective in reducing weight long term. In this case, weight loss surgery can be an effective tool in helping to lose weight in a sustainable way. Obesity can lead to serious health conditions, some of which include:

Weight Loss Surgery is a life-long commitment to working with your surgeon and dietitian, along with other members of the weight loss surgery team to help you reduce your weight and keep it off.

There are 3 common types of surgery performed for weight loss; the lap band (although this is becoming less common), the sleeve gastrectomy (or gastric sleeve) and the gastric bypass. These procedures aim to restrict the amount of food that can be eaten at a given time, or induce malabsorption of calories and nutrients from food, or a combination of both.

For all types of surgery, a pre-operative diet is important and Mandy will guide you in how this will look for you.

Following surgery, you will need to be on a fluid diet for a period of time, and then transition through textures until you are on a full diet.  You will also need to take one or more supplements, depending on the type of surgery you have had, and what your blood tests have shown. Mandy can help you to navigate this difficult time, and you can be confident that you are eating the right foods, the right way, in the right amount and you are supplementing with the right things.

In order to get the most out of your weight loss surgery, ongoing support and advice from your dietitian is crucial. Mandy is a specialist bariatric dietitian with many years experience in guiding individuals through their weight loss surgery journey.

If you have any questions about weight loss surgery, or have had weight loss surgery in the past and need some guidance now, contact Mandy here.

Health is not about the weight you lose, but about the life you gain.

- Josh Axe