Obesity treatments range from simple diet & exercise programs to surgical intervention.
There are three main types of weight loss (or bariatric) procedures conducted in Australia. These are:
Dr Adib also performs the Orbera weight loss balloonfor those with a smaller BMI wanting to lose 10-15kg.
Visit our procedure tab to read more about these procedures.
Diet & exercise in combination
Pharmacology (medications including phentermine, diethylpropion, orlistat & sibutramine)
Non-surgical options are only moderately effective for long term weight loss
References NHMRC, Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government, Canberra, 2003 Douketis JD, et al, Systematic review of long-term weight loss studies in obese adults: clinical significance and applicability to clinical practice. International Journal of Obesity 2005; 29:1153-67 Requested Medicare items processed for bariatric procedures 2013.