ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) can help change your life.
Do you truly want to make a difference to your health and sense of wellbeing?
Have you tried other weight-loss plans, but they haven’t given you permanent results?
Are you suffering (physically or mentally) because of your weight?
Do you feel depressed and powerless about your condition?
If you’ve answered Yes to any of these questions, weight-loss surgery could be your catalyst for a life.
Weight loss surgery has proved to be an important part of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight for thousands of people. There are several types of weight loss surgery, depending on your needs.
Tracking thousands of patients world-wide over decades has demonstrated that when all else has proved inadequate, weight-loss surgery can help a person achieve and maintain a desirable weight. This in turn makes it more likely that a person will enjoy good health and a longer, more productive life. Find out how this could be your experience.
You should never use the internet, or the experience of friends, to try to determine what kind of weight loss surgery might be best for you. Choosing the right procedure is a complex process that requires expertise and experience. It can only be done in a personal consultation.
Dr Ma evaluates a range of issues, including your weight and BMI, your health and any obesity-related illnesses, your current lifestyle and your vision for the future, along with your commitment to a life-long post-operative health program. She also looks at your genetic predisposition (do you have family members who also struggle with their weight), your history of weight management, and any previous or existing health conditions.
More than almost any other surgery, you will help determine the long-term outcome of your surgery. This is why Dr Ma offers you the option of life-long contact and support.
Body Mass Index (BMI): A Quick Calculator
If your BMI is 30 – 39.9, you are considered to be obese; 40 – 49.9 is morbidly obese, and 50+ is super obese. BMI can be useful in helping you understand whether you are in a healthy weight range. But it’s only part of the equation. Your initial consultation with Dr Ma includes a thorough medical examination, full medical history and questions about your current lifestyle and weight management history.
Dr Suzanne Ma
MBBS (Monash) FRACS (General)
Dr Ma is an expert in weight loss surgery as part of an overall weight loss for life and health program.