Australian Stories

Australian Stories

You are not alone. Hear from other people about the unique challenges and successes they have experienced on their weight loss journey. These stories are from real people who have had weight loss surgery. Actual results after surgery will be different for each person. The views and opinions expressed in the videos are those of the individuals alone and should not be taken as medical advice. Bariatric surgery has its own risks, including failure to lose weight, nutritional or vitamin deficiencies and weight regain. Your weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Consult your doctor to see if weight loss surgery may be right for you.

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There are risks with any surgery, such as adverse reactions to medications, problems with anaesthesia, problems breathing, bleeding, blood clots, inadvertent injury to nearby organs and blood vessels, even death. Bariatric surgery has its own risks, including failure to lose weight, nutritional or vitamin deficiencies and weight regain. Patients should consult their doctor to determine whether this procedure is appropriate for their condition. Alternative options to surgery include a healthy energy-controlled diet and physical activity.

This information is intended for residents of Australia only.

The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always talk to your doctor before you make decisions about your health.

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