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You may have heard that ELECTIVE SURGERY IN AUSTRALIA IS BEING POSTPONED except for the most urgent of cases.  There are some procedures such as gastroscopy which are quite high risk for spreading the virus and need to be avoided in all but the most urgent situations.  The majority of weight loss surgery should be deferred for … Read more



WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT COVID-19? We are in difficult and rapidly changing times with this Coronavirus epidemic. Each State and each Country is at a different stage. New Zealand might be able to keep it at bay by quarantining everybody who enters the country. Lucky them. It’s past that stage in Australia but not … Read more

Krystal and Wendy | ANZGOSA ANZMOSS 2019 | Bariatric Surgery Melbourne


ANZGOSA ANZMOSS 2019 – JOINT SCIENTIFIC MEETING As part of our continued commitment to learning and seeking opportunities to improve patient care, our Dietitian Krystal Murphy, Practice Nurse Wendy Reid and Surgeon Mr. Chek Tog recently attended the ANZGOA and ANZMOSS 2019 Conference in Brisbane. The event is a world renown conference bringing together bariatric … Read more

Client Review – Sharon

Meet Sharon. Before her Gastric Sleeve surgery Sharon weighed 109kgs. The before and after photos tell the story. At 77.6kg she is full of life and vitality! If you’re considering bariatric options, talk to our team about our free information seminars where you can meet the team and hear talks from the surgeons, dietitians and patients. What … Read more


Annual Blood Tests This is a good time for reminding all our patients to make a note in your phone / diary for 2019 and ensure you have your Annual Blood tests. Annual reviews and blood tests are very important following weight loss surgery, along with taking a good Multi Vitamin. Multi vitamins are available … Read more

Zesty Pesto, Avocado & Prawn Salad. | Weighloss Surgery Melbourne | Surgical Weigh Loss Solutions

Zesty Pesto, Avocado & Prawn Salad.

Zesty Pesto, Avocado & Prawn Salad. CUT DOWN ON SOME CARBS using Zucchini in place of noodles in this zesty pesto, avocado & prawn salad. ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH AVOCADO PESTO & PRAWNS 5-6 Medium zucchini 3-4 teaspoons salt (divided) 1 ripe avocado 1 cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup unsalted Pistachios 1 tablespoons Lemon Juice … Read more

Nutriion Post Bariatric Surgery | Melbourne | Surgical Weight Loss Solutions

The Importance of Nutrition in Post Bariatric Surgery

Nutrition in Post Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective long term weight loss methods. Successful surgery, however, does not come without some potential complications; some that can be associated with nutrition. Our experienced dietitians are vitally important in your success; not just immediately pre & post operatively, but providing continued & … Read more

Beef & Barley Stew, slow cooked

We found this recipe for slow cooked beef and barley stew at It looks delicious! SLOW COOKER BEEF AND BARLEY STEW Simple ingredients are left to mingle in the slow cooker, resulting in a rich and flavourful stew of tender beef and vegetables with barley. INGREDIENTS: 1 T. olive oil 2 lbs. boneless beef chuck … Read more

Dr Renato Vecchies | OAM | Surgical Weight Loss Solutions

Dr Renato Vecchies – OAM

Back in June we reported how proud we were of our very own Dr Renato Vecchies on being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours list. He had to wait a little while to receive the actual medal, but he recently attended an official presentation held in Victoria’s … Read more

It's Time To Act On Obesity | Bariatric Surgeons Melbourne | Surgical Weight Loss Solutions

It’s Time To Act On Obesity

There is no better time to act on getting your weight management under control than right now! Don’t wait a minute longer, talk to our friendly staff today about how we can assist you! We are here to help you on every step of your journey. Please Notify Me of Future Seminars We host regular … Read more