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The Journey to Weight Loss Surgery: A Step-by-Step Guide

Embarking on the journey of weight loss surgery is a significant decision that involves a series of careful steps to ensure the best outcomes for health and well-being. Here’s a concise guide to the process leading up to weight loss surgery:

Initial Assessment:

Begin by completing a 1-minute survey to determine your Body Mass Index (BMI) and assess if weight loss surgery is a viable option for you – CLICK HERE

Consultation with a Representative:

Discuss with a Destination Weight Loss Representative to understand the benefits you can expect from undergoing weight loss surgery and how it can transform your life.

Medical Evaluation:

If you’re satisfied with the potential benefits, the next step involves providing detailed medical information through a questionnaire and scheduling a consultation with a surgeon. This includes obtaining a referral from your GP, undergoing a blood test (for which we’ll provide the pathology form), and possibly other pre-surgical evaluations.

Meeting with the Surgeon:

During your consultation with the weight loss surgeon, either in-person or via telehealth, you’ll discuss your health history, previous weight loss attempts, expectations, and the risks associated with the surgery. This is also the time to discuss funding options, such as using your Superannuation for the surgery. Some patients may require additional tests or a sleep study before proceeding further.

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Brisbane – 4th March 2024

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Dietary Consultation:

A meeting with the dietitian, often concurrent with the surgeon’s visit, will educate you on the pre-surgery diet. This is crucial as losing weight before the surgery, especially reducing liver volume, can make the procedure safer and more effective.

Pre-Surgery Preparation:

Once medically cleared, you’ll begin a pre-surgery diet to prepare your body for the upcoming procedure.

Hospital Admission and Surgery:

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be admitted to the hospital, undergo the procedure, and typically stay for 1-

Hospital Admission and Surgery:

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be admitted to the hospital, undergo the procedure, and typically stay for 1-2 nights for initial recovery.

Post-Surgery Diet and Recovery:

Immediately following the surgery, you’ll start a post-operative diet, usually consisting of liquids. Our dietitian will guide you through the dietary requirements post-surgery, emphasizing low-calorie, high-protein foods, ample water intake, and regular walking to aid recovery.

With diligent adherence to dietary guidelines and lifestyle changes, patients can expect to lose 50-75% of their excess weight post-surgery. For those who strictly comply with the recommended diet, even greater weight loss is achievable.

Embarking on this journey requires commitment and a willingness to embrace lifestyle changes, but the transformative benefits can be life-changing, offering a path to improved health, mobility, and overall quality of life.