Sea Change Weight Loss Clinic

 
 

Newcastle Weight Loss and Obesity Surgery

We specialise in the surgical treatment of obesity and long-term weight loss


Highly trained and approachable surgeons

 


Appointments typically within one week of referral

 


Holistic approach to long-term weight loss

 


Superannuation-funded patients welcome

 

Sea Change Weight Loss Clinic takes a holistic approach to weight loss and ongoing weight management. We work closely with local GPs and other specialists, and our onsite team includes a dietitian, psychologist and clinical nurse specialist. We believe a holistic approach is key to long-term success and are committed to providing the best outcome for every patient. Typically, our patients have a BMI greater than 35, have not achieved adequate weight loss with diet and exercise, and are looking for a more permanent weight management solution.

Our weight loss surgeons, Dr Mark Gately and Dr Martin McLeod, were specialty trained in General Surgery in the Hunter region. They then undertook sub-speciality training in bariatric surgery in dedicated bariatric centres, both within Australia and internationally. They are highly trained to perform a variety of weight loss surgery procedures and hold regular Education Evenings at our clinic to share their knowledge and experience in achieving long-term weight loss success.

Our next Education Evening (by online webinar) is on 21 May 2020.

Register for next Education Evening



Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Clinic impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Read our COVID-19 Update for the latest information.

What operations are performed?

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
Laproscopic removal of gastric band
Revisional weight loss surgery
A variety of general surgical procedures

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

What is the process before and after surgery?

See here: The Process Before & After 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?

Can I have surgery in a public hospital?

Our surgeons perform general surgery in public hospitals. Currently, in Newcastle, weight loss surgery is only offered in private hospitals. Patients without private health insurance can still pursue weight loss surgery and can discuss their options with the practice. Our practice also supports the use of superannuation to help fund weight loss surgery.