Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Perth

Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric, or weight loss surgery, is an effective tool for helping to treat obesity and combat weight gain. This page contains information about the various surgical procedures available to individuals who have struggled with obesity.

Dr Dolan understands that losing weight can be physically and emotionally challenging and with over twenty years of experience he has helped thousands of patients to lose weight.

Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For Me?

If you are morbidly obese, overweight by more than 20 kilograms, or have battled obesity for many years, weight loss surgery may be the solution you have been looking for. These procedures can facilitate weight loss and improve the overall quality of your life.

Types of Weight Loss Surgery

There are five common bariatric surgical procedures:

  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (lap-band) Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Each procedure has different features and benefits and not every surgical approach will be suitable for all patients.

Dr Dolan will discuss these surgical options with you and help you find which treatment is best suits your condition, lifestyle, and desired outcomes.

Comparing Weight Loss Procedures

Surgery TypeLaparoscopicReversibleAdjustableHospital Stay
Lap-bandYesYesYes1 Day
Gastric BypassYesYesNo3 Days
Gastric SleeveYesNoNo2 Days

What are the risks of weight loss surgery?

As with any surgery there are potential risks and complications involved in bariatric procedures.

Potential complications include:

  • Problems associated with anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal tract
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg)
  • Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Malnutrition
  • Ulcers

Before you make any decisions about weight loss surgery your doctor will discuss all elements and risks of the procedure with you.