Specialists in the surgical treatment of obesity and long-term weight loss
Sea Change takes a holistic approach to weight loss and ongoing weight management as we believe this is key to long-term success. We work closely with local GPs and other specialists, and our onsite team includes a dietitian, psychologist and clinical nurse specialist.
Our surgeons Dr Mark Gately & Dr Martin McLeod were specialty trained in General Surgery in the Hunter Region and had subspecialty training in dedicated bariatric centres in Australia and internationally. They are highly trained to perform a variety of weight loss surgery procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use superannuation to fund weight loss surgery?
You may be able to. See here: Accessing Superannuation
How much does weight loss surgery cost?
See here: Weight Loss Surgery Pricing.
What operations are performed?
See here: Procedures.
What is the process before and after surgery?
To help support our patients in the post-op phase, we’ve also developed a series of tailored post-surgery cooking and exercise films that are available exclusively to our patients. These are accessible to and suitable for patients from six weeks after surgery.
What are the outcomes of weight loss surgery?
Studies show patients experience average weight losses of around 20-30% and 25-35% after undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, respectively. Read our article: The Outcomes of Weight Loss Surgery
Is weight loss surgery safe?
Weight loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery, is generally regarded as safe surgery, in appropriately selected patients. Risks are lower than the longer-term risk of dying from heart disease, diabetes and other consequences of carrying more weight than a person’s organs can tolerate. Read our article: Is Weight Loss Surgery Safe?
Where is Sea Change located?
We’re in Newcastle (Merewether) and see patients from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley, Mid-North Coast, Central Coast and Sydney. Read more on our location here.