Weight Loss Surgery
Weight-loss surgery, such as a gastric bypass, is a proven method of treatment for obesity. Surgical options are varied and Christchurch Weight Loss Surgery (CWLS) can offer a range of modern, safe and effective weight-loss surgeries using the latest in key-hole or laparoscopic obesity surgery techniques.
Obesity is a common problem and very difficult to control. Traditional advice to lose weight has been to start a diet and exercise more. However numerous scientific studies have shown this approach often fails. It is difficult to lose more than a few kilograms as the body reacts to its ‘starvation’ state to maintain energy. Even worse the weight easily re-accumulates, usually with extra kilograms.
Weight-loss surgery differs from traditional dieting in that weight loss is substantial and sustained. Modern investigations have revealed that the surgery causes a number of physiological changes that control hunger and satiety, and the success of surgery is not just a result of restricting the amount of food you can eat. Combined with effective long-term patient management, life style changes, and education the surgery can offer the necessary intervention to allow obese patients to get control of their weight. Not only will this improve health but it has been shown to improve long-term survival.
Types of weight loss surgeries offered
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass
- Revision bariatric surgery
Christchurch Weight Loss Surgery offers a comprehensive weight management package that includes effective preoperative planning and preparation, skilled surgery, and intensive post-operative follow-up. Integral to this package is the team approach. Patients are paired with dieticians, exercise consultants and psychologists so that they can lose weight in an environment of support and encouragement.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cwls.co.nz