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Obesity treatments range from simple diet & exercise programs to surgical intervention.

Surgical Options

The two most common weight loss (or bariatric) procedures conducted in Australia are:

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Dr Adib also performs the Orbera weightloss balloon for those with a smaller BMI wanting to lose 10-15kg.

You can read more about these procedures here: Sleeve GastrectomyRouen-Y-Bypass and Gastric Balloon.


Non-surgical options

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Diet & exercise in combination
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Pharmacology (medications including phentermine, diethylpropion, orlistat & sibutramine)

Non-surgical options are only moderately effective for long term weightloss


Weight Loss

Duration Follow Up

Diet & Lifestyle

< 5kg

2 – 4 years

Drug Therapy

5 – 10kg

1 -2 years


25 – 75kg

2 – 4 years


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.

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