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Specialists in weight management and obesity surgery.

Are you a candidate for weight-loss surgery? Perth Upper GI can help change your life.

Weight management and obesity surgery


Where dieting and lifestyle changes have failed to make an impact on a patient’s weight and wellbeing, surgery can be an effective tool.


The long-term results can help obese patients manage not only their weight, but further health issues related to obesity such as cardiac disease, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnoea and hypertension. It can help patients live a more enriching and active life.

Normal Anatomy

Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?


Weight loss surgery is major surgery and should be thoroughly considered before making the decision that this is the path you wish take. Our brief explanations below will give you an idea about the surgeries available to you and what they entail.


You may be a candidate for one of these methods if:

  • your BMI is 35 or more;

  • you’re at least 18-years-old;

  • you’re at risk of developing obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes; and

  • you have seriously tried to lose weight in the past through healthy eating, exercises and changes to your lifestyle.

Gastric Band

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery


How does gastric banding work?

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding is an adjustable technique. A silicone band divides the stomach into two areas, meaning you will feel fuller sooner as the small gastric pouch above the gastric band fills up quickly.


Pros and cons of gastric band surgery

This is an effective and less risky surgery that is adjustable, and can be reversed as there is no removal of the stomach. It is possible for the band to slip and there is a risk of damage to the stomach. There are also functional issues to consider such as difficulty swallowing, reflux and maladaptive eating behaviours.


Would you like to discuss this procedure further?

Please contact Perth Upper GI to arrange an initial consultation.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy


How does a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy work?

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy reduces the stomach size by removing a portion of the stomach so that it accommodates smaller amounts of food. It also alters hormone levels that drive appetite.


Pros and cons of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery

The surgery effectively reduces the size of the stomach by around 70 - 80%. This results in patients feeling satiated faster, while the hormonal changes as a result of the surgery reduce hunger and the appetite drive. Unlike other procedures, it’s irreversible and can’t be adjusted.


Would you like to discuss this procedure further?

Please contact Perth Upper GI to arrange an initial consultation.

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Bypass


How does a gastric bypass work?

The stomach is stapled for reduced food intake. The small intestine is largely bypassed to limit calorie absorption.


Pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery

This is effective surgery in the management of obesity, but is a more complex operation and could leave you prone to some unpleasant symptoms, as well as vitamin or mineral deficiencies. In general, this isn’t a reversible procedure.


Would you like to discuss this procedure further?

Please contact Perth Upper GI to arrange an initial consultation. 

Gastric Bypass

Other Procedures


Perth Upper GI also specialises in a range of gastro-intestinal surgeries including:

  • Oesophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancer management

  • Gallbladder and Hernia surgery

  • Anti-reflux surgery

  • Hiatus hernia repair

  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy.


Your health and wellness is paramount and at Perth Upper GI we pride ourselves on using modern surgery techniques.


Many of our procedures are performed via laparoscopic surgery, which is also called ‘minimally invasive surgery’ or ‘key-hole’ surgery. This surgery is performed through small incisions around 0.5 to 1.5cm, often away from the area that requires the surgery. This facilitates a less painful and in most circumstances faster recovery, leaving patients with minimal visible evidence of surgery.


We’ll walk you through your procedure in full at your consultation.


Note: As with all surgeries, there are risks involved. Perth Upper GI will explain fully the options to help decide what’s the right procedure for you.


Are you ready to take the next step?


Contact Perth Upper GI now to arrange a consultation.

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