First-grade cricketer drops 87kg after Mini Gastric Bypass surgery


Rock bottom for Mathew Agostino was when he missed out on a mining job because he was too overweight. "I passed the medical and everything, but they flagged me on my weight," the 28-year-old said. "And they pretty much said, 'No way'. "That was sort of the first time that I'd ever been told 'no' without being able to prove meself. Whereas normally, I've [...]

Death Risk Drops After Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients


Adapted from an article by by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage Today In a recent study Bariatric surgery was associated with an extended lifespan in patients with obesity, according to a French study. In a patient study of nearly 9,000 bariatric surgery patients, those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had a 36% reduced mortality risk compared with matched controls with obesity who did not [...]

Bariatric surgery reduces the development of colorectal lesions.

2019-05-29T08:41:06+11:00News, Patient Resources|

By Owen Haskins, Editor in Chief, Bariatric News Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer incidences of new colorectal lesions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery compared with a control group not undergoing bariatric surgery, according to researchers from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Although obesity is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and could lead to the development of pre-cancerous, colorectal polyps, it is [...]

Gastric bypass surgery causes type 2 diabetes to go into remission in most patients

2019-03-27T12:52:47+11:00Documents, News, Patient Resources|

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) has found that three quarters of individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who were treated with obesity surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB) experienced diabetes remission within one year of treatment. The research, conducted by Dr Lene R Madsen, Professor Bjørn Richelsen and colleagues [...]

Insulin: The wrong therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

2019-02-14T12:55:19+11:00News, Patient Resources|

(Edited by Louise Petrou for Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre. For academic authors credits & references please scroll to bottom of this article). A diet that includes a broad range of natural foods, staying away from soft drinks and junk food combined with exercise all have very positive effects on the health of a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. But [...]

AABC Developing Standards for Centers of Therapeutic Excellence


Our Bariatric Counselor Louise Petrou is honored to be appointed to the advisory board of the American Association of Bariatric Counselors to assist in developing Standards for Centers of Therapeutic Excellence, throughout the World. Sheryl Phillips, MPH, RDN, CBC, CDN, Director of Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors has announced the development of the Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE) initiative. [...]

First Australian credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor AABC.


Louise Petrou is the first Australian health professional and member of the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society, to be awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialised training and education programme in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). Mrs Petrou is an integral member of the [...]

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