Non-surgical weight loss gives new hope

Bariatric surgery has revolutionised the treatment of obesity, causing significant weight loss and even reversal of diabetes in some patients.

Yet of all the Australian patients eligible for bariatric surgery, only 1% each year go ahead and have the procedure, according to Professor John Dixon, head of clinical obesity research at Baker IDI Institute.

Now a new non-surgical procedure that produces weight loss similar to bariatric surgery is being rolled out across Australia.

The EndoBarrier is a thin, flexible 60cm-long tube-shaped liner that