What is bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)?
Who’s bariatric surgery for?
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, suffering from extreme obesity. It is to be noted that BMI is only one factor used in considering a patient’s suitability for bariatric surgery.
- Have a BMI above 35 (obese) but are also suffering from a serious health problem as a result of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure.
Bariatric Surgery Procedures
Lap Band Surgery (Gastric Band Surgery)
Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Robotic Sleeve Gastrectomy)
Bariatric Surgery Results
Bariatric surgery does not just result in excess weight loss when following guidance on lifestyle changes post surgery, but patients will also find that other weight related conditions such as sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure etc. will significantly ease or disappear completely.
UGIRS Bariatric Surgery Program
If you are considering weight loss surgery in Melbourne and believe that you are a suitable candidate, you should consider our Bariatric Surgery Program. A/Prof Pilgrim and his expert medical team provide care for patients right from the beginning of their journey, to their post-surgery aftercare and beyond.
Our program is designed to ensure that our patients are being looked after by the right person at the right time, to achieve optimal results. From your initial consultation with A/Prof Pilgrim, to your pre-surgery consultations with our Dietitian Lisa and our Health Coach Meredith, and our Perioperative team, to your post-surgery check-ups, and continued coaching sessions with Meredith.
If you think you may be a candidate for bariatric surgery and are interested in discussing your options, please contact our clinic today to make an appointment by calling (03) 9509 4811 or
If you’d like to know more, leave us your details and message below