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Two out of three Australians are obese or overweight. Obesity surgery is the most effective way to lose your excess weight and more importantly keep it off in the long term. Check your BMI below to see if you are eligible for surgery.

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If you have a BMI of 27+ you are eligible for an orientation meeting

If you have a BMI of 30+ you may qualify for bariatric surgery depending on the comorbidities that have developed

If you have a BMI of 35+ you will be eligible

Types of bariatric surgery

Gastric
sleeve

Expected excess weight loss:

60 - 70 %

Average procedure time:

45 - 60 minutes

Average recovery time:

2 weeks
Gastric sleeve

Gastric
bypass

Expected excess weight loss:

70 - 80 %

Average procedure time:

120 minutes

Average recovery time:

3 weeks
Gastric bypass

Gastric
band

Expected excess weight loss:

30 %

Average procedure time:

30 minutes

Average recovery time:

2 weeks
Gastric band

Non-surgical weight loss treatment

Weight loss medication

Expected average weight loss:

10-15kg over six months
Weight loss medication

Gastric balloon

Expected average weight loss:

10-15kg over six months

Average procedure time:

30 minutes

Average recovery time:

1 week
Gastric balloon
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How does obesity harm you

Obesity isn't just a cosmetic worry. Research shows that obesity is often the cause of other challenges in life: low self-esteem, influence on the availability of job opportunities and challenges building a quality social life.

It increases your risk of other health problems, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, stroke and over 200 conditions.

High blood pressure

Heart disease

Diabetes

High cholesterol

Cancer

Stroke

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Get to know

Obesity Surgery WA

Obesity Surgery WA is lead by Dr Harsha Chandraratna. Harsha was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Tasmania in 1974 and then to Perth in 1980. He went to high school here and graduated at UWA. He then began his surgical training and was made a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001.

He undertook post-fellowship training in Perth and then in Leeds (UK) in Liver and Kidney Transplantation as well as Bariatric Surgery. He is currently a supervisor and a trainer for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a senior lecturer for Notre Dame University. He understands that there is more to surgery than just technical skills and hopefully that will become apparent to you when you meet him.

Dr Chandraratna understands the impact of obesity, and the steps that are involved when you embark on a weight loss journey involving surgery. He personally had sleeve gastrectomy surgery, which gives him a really deep level of understanding when he works with his patients on a daily basis.

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