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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Making Your Peace with Food

2019-04-23T07:43:11+10:00Patient Resources|

By Louise Petrou CBC, Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre People like you do not explore Bariatric Surgery because they want to go on another diet, or spend another few hundred on a pyramid scheme with ‘reportedly’ the best diet shakes or spend another $300 on 3 hours per night at the gym or spend sleepless nights worrying how you will afford two [...]

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