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Researchers link obesity, the brain and genetics

2018-08-31T10:59:08+11:00News|

By Owen Haskins, Editor in Chief, Bariatric News. Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro). The study was an examination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cognitive test data from [...]

Bariatric surgery may cure diabetes in some patients

2018-03-05T14:21:12+11:00News|

Study being conducted by : Thomas Rogula MD, Stacy Brethauer MD, Bipand Chand MD, and Philip Schauer, MD "Gastric bypass surgery has become a popular option for obese people who want to shed pounds quickly, but diabetics also have something to gain from the procedure: the surgery can resolve type 2 diabetes". WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes currently affects more than 150 million people worldwide [...]

Diabetes Treatment Often Discontinued, or Simplified, After Bariatric Surgery

2018-02-20T13:04:04+11:00News|

Obese individuals who undergo bariatric surgery are significantly less likely to start taking medications for type 2 diabetes, or more likely to be able to stop using them if they are taking them already, the results of large-scale French study suggest. The findings follow two recent studies indicating that bariatric surgery reduces long-term rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions, although, as [...]

LEARN HOW TO SHOP POST-OP

2018-02-02T23:04:21+11:00News|

A new healthy service for our area. Bariatric Grocery Shopping Tours Obesity is a complex, chronic disease, with many causes and subtypes. Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term treatment for obesity. The World Health Organisation agrees. “The best outcomes are realized with additional education and support,” says Dr George Petrou, Bariatric Surgeon at Mid North Coast Bariatric and Hernia Centre. “Our team felt [...]

Exploring Obesity in Our Community

2019-04-23T07:44:11+11:00News, Uncategorized|

A new locally-produced documentary series explores obesity in our community by following the journey of Port Macquarie man Leigh Hardingham. A team headed by surgeon Dr George Petrou took the initiative to offer the series as a gift to the community. “We were driven to do this project because there is so much misinformation out there about obesity perpetuating constant myths about the disease,” says [...]

Our New Documentary Series gets recognition

2019-03-27T11:20:59+11:00News|

Leigh Hardingham Shares His Journey with Obesity in New Documentary Series A new locally produced documentary series explores obesity in the Hastings by following the journey of  Port Macquarie man Leigh Hardingham. The team, headed by surgeon Dr George Petrou, took the initiative to offer the series as a gift to the community. “We were driven to do this project because there is so much [...]

What is Obesity the disease?

2017-06-20T12:32:50+11:00News|

Watch our documentary series for a clear and powerful explanation. Let's Talk About Obesity will resonate with anyone who is obese. In Let's Talk About Surgery, we follow three patients on their surgical weight loss journey. Then in Life After Surgery, see how those patients greet the changes to their lifestyle and bodies. Simply REGISTER and you will immediately receive a password. We have [...]

Liver resection: feasible and safe on the Mid North Coast.

2017-06-14T13:53:57+11:00News|

Elective hepatic resection is feasible and safe in a regional centre Andrew D. Gray,*† George Petrou,*‡ Pratik Rastogi* and Stephen Begbie§ *Department of General Surgery, Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia †Department of General Surgery, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia ‡Department of General Surgery, Port Macquarie Private Hospital, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia and §Mid North [...]

How fat can destroy your liver.

2017-06-14T14:02:00+11:00News, Patient Resources|

By Paula Goodyer How do you get people to care about a disease with no symptoms? That's the challenge for doctors worried about the silent march of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease which, at its nastiest, can lead to liver cancer and liver failure – often with little warning. Your liver's worst enemies used to be too many drinks or infection by hepatitis B or C. Now [...]

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