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Bariatric surgery is a big procedure physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically.   Sometimes we are solely focused on the end result and then face the challenge of the recovery and long-term behaviour changes required to reach the desired end result. Bariatric procedures include Gastric Sleeves, Gastric Balloon, Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band surgeries. All procedures will bring different side effects in the short term which may include, but not limited to, nausea, vomiting, burping, post-operative pain, discomfort and dizziness. This is something to speak to your surgeon and GP about if you are concerned or if it is prolonged. Sufficient nutrition and hydration is imperative...

The decision to undertake bariatric surgery is not one that people take lightly. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has reported that the rising number of weight-loss procedures being completed is not actually proportional to the rise in obesity rates – instead, the increase has been linked to more publicity, accessibility, safety and reported successes as a result of surgery.   There is a growing body of research that bariatric surgery has the highest effectiveness and long-term impact on clinically severe obesity. Following surgery, dietary intake is closely monitored and guided by dietitians. But what about exercise? With weight coming off...