Stars of the Hastings – we’re going for Gold!


Port Lapsurgery, Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre have joined Hastings business owners and local personalities – our Stars – as they light up the dance floor with local dance teachers to raise funds for Cancer Council. With 1 in 2 Australians diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, the money raised from this event will go towards Cancer Council NSW and [...]

Bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer in type 2 diabetics.

2020-10-30T10:33:37+11:00News, Patient Resources|

By O Haskins for Bariatric News. Bariatric, Metabolic & Diabetes surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people with obesity and diabetes, a new 20-year analysis has found. The study, presented at UEG Week 2020 Virtual, analysed 1,435,350 patients with concurrent diabetes and obesity over a 20-year period. For pancreatic cancer, cases in the EU increased by 5% between 1990 and [...]

Bariatric Surgery? Only if You Want a Longer Life.


Courtesy: Ted Kyle, Editor, Conscience Health. We understand. Surgery is daunting. Bias against people living with obesity is rampant. Some friends and family will criticize. Some doctors will discourage. Health plans often make it hard. So many people feel reluctance about seeking bariatric surgery. But a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine reminds us. This is not right. Bariatric surgery offers [...]

Metabolic Surgery Tops Best Medical Therapy.


By Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA A randomized controlled trial (RCT) in surgery is quite a challenge. For good reason, people are reluctant to sign up for a study in which they might randomly get surgery. Or not. Surgery is a big decision and leaving it to chance doesn’t sit well with most people. Yet an RCT is the very best evidence you can [...]

A kind thank you from the Cancer Institute


Dr George Petrou Liver Surgeon Port Macquarie Dear Dr Petrou, I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Cancer Institute NSW, to thank you for your contribution to the Primary Liver Clinical Advisory Group of the Reporting for Better Cancer Outcomes (RBCO) Program. Your insight and feedback have been instrumental in expanding the RBCO Program by identifying clinically relevant reporting of [...]

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 [...]

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