A GP guide to nutrition after bariatric surgery

Australia's seen a big increase in this weight-loss procedure. Here’s how GPs can address patients' nutritional concerns pre and post-op

Obesity is a complex multifactorial disease that affects more than 30% of Australians.1

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The old adage of ‘eat less and exercise more’ is not enough to lead to sustained weight loss when it comes to class III obesity (BMI over 40kg/m2).

Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective and sustainable treatment for these individuals.2

There is also increasing evidence for the use of bariatric surgery to improve, and in some cases reverse weight related