Do I need surgery?
According to the Dietitian's Australia Centre for Advanced Learning (Clinical Dietetics For Bariatric Surgery, 2020), the ‘obesity system’ (which analyses the causes of obesity) has recognised 108 factors and 304 causal links to obesity. These include media, social, psychological, economic, food, activity, infrastructure, developmental, biological and medical domains. Weight loss is therefore a complex issue that requires a holistic approach. Interestingly, a 15% weight loss changes the levels of eight appetite modulating hormones!
Weight loss surgery should only be considered after trying all other alternatives. There are many factors that affect the type of weight loss surgery chosen by your surgeon, as a thorough assessment is needed to assess your options.