Information For Bariatric Surgical Procedures
If you’ve been struggling with your weight for some time, you’re not alone. More than 14 million Australians are obese or overweight, and obesity is now a global health concern.
While a healthy body requires a small amount of fat for normal functioning, being overweight or obese means you have considerably more fat than your body actually needs.
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a safe, effective and powerful option for attaining long-term weight loss if you have developed a significant weight problem. It is the only treatment that has been shown to result in major and durable weight loss, because conservative attempts to lose weight, such as diets, fail in most people.
Weight loss surgery can help you to achieve a much better standard of health and living in the long term – and it can also reduce your risk of many obesity-related diseases.
The extent of weight loss achieved depends not only on the surgical procedure, but also in the long term the success is maintained by changing eating habits and by regular physical activities. Your active participation in this process will provide you with good long term weight loss and a better quality of life.
The following information has been put together to help you learn more about weight loss surgery and the various surgical procedures offered by Dr Puhalla and his team of health professionals.
The Benefits Of Weight Loss
Excessive weight loss isn’t only about improving your appearance. It’s a life-changing step that can impact your family and social life, provide new career opportunities and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
If you’re struggling with your weight, you may be sleeping poorly, lacking energy and generally feeling sluggish. Losing your excess weight is the first step towards overcoming these issues and feeling healthier in your day-to-day life.
Being lighter gives you more energy to be active, enjoy life and do many things that may not be possible when you‘re overweight.
Losing weight is about helping your self confidence, your self esteem and more importantly…..saving your life. Our belief is to give you the best results possible to help you enjoy your life with your loved ones. And the added benefit – you’ll look good too!
You’re more than welcome to give us a call to talk through how we can help you achieve your goals. Together, we can get you on the road to better health.
Contact Us for more information on Bariatric Surgery
Dr Harald Puhalla is a General Surgeon with a private practice at Gold Coast Private Hospital.
For more information about the surgical procedures offered by Dr Puhalla, please contact us to arrange a consultation or phone (07) 5563 1360.