Pre-Surgery Nerves

Surgery day is looming and you’re probably feeling really nervous. This is very normal. Any type of surgical procedure is a big deal and it’s normal to feel anxious. Rest assured Dr Adib has a very experienced team of anaesthetists, theatre nurses and surgical assistants at the Wesley hospital who will be there to support…

Bariatric Blood tests

We get lots of enquiries about when and which blood tests are required before and after your surgery. There is so much to think about!  Having a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy changes the way you absorb certain nutrients. It is vital to take specific nutritional supplements for the rest of your life to reduce…

5 Helpful Ways to Relieve Stress

I think most people can agree, this has been a very stressful year. Now that the year is coming to an end and we are entering the silly season, our stress levels can increase tenfold. It is normal to suffer from stress from time to time and it is normally unavoidable. However, ongoing stress can…

Planning your pantry during COVID-19 pandemic

The Dietitians Association of Australia has put together a list of foods to help you prepare in the event you need to self-quarantine for 14 days. In the event of needing to self-quarantine, it is important to have a plan.  Food items to consider: Fruit:  Fresh fruit (choose those that last longer such as apples…

Tips For Staying Hydrated

Staying hydrated following weight loss surgery can sometimes be difficult especially in summer. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you are getting an adequate intake of fluids during the day.  Keep a water bottle with you at all times and take small sips throughout the day. It may be useful to get a…