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 [...]

Free Bariatric Support

2019-04-23T07:41:47+10:00Documents, Patient Resources|

Join our free support group exclusively for patients of Dr George Petrou, Mid North Coast Bariatric and Hernia Centre. Filled with information and shares from people before and after surgery about progress, struggles, strategies that work from caring genuine people just like you! No judging, no shame, no misinformation. You can find the group on Facebook at Port Lapsurgery Bariatric Support Group. We will [...]

Tips for Christmas and New Year.

2019-04-23T07:40:11+10:00Documents, Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou By Louise Petrou Here we are, the silly season, the summer holidays. Every year, at your doorstep to entice, emotionally stir, delight, share the childrens' excitement, feel connected to others, honour what Christmas means to you. A potential dampener in the mix could appear if you partake in something you view as ‘wrong’ or ‘forbidden’. This period can also involve post-celebration [...]

Exercise After Bariatric Surgery

2019-04-23T07:40:55+10:00Documents, Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou Exercise. Accept it, embrace it and enjoy it. It improves your mood almost immediately, it gets you out and about to engage with the world and feel connected. So why else should you bother with it? Exercise is otherwise known as PA (Physical Activity). PA doesn’t just occur in gyms. There are a lot of misconceptions about exercise. Exercise is a [...]

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