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Bariatric Surgery - The Other Two Procedures

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Sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are two of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures in Australia, the other being gastric banding. They are usually done laparoscopically. As with banding, sleeve and bypass operations result in less hunger and reduced portion sizes.

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Sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass are two of the most commonly performed bariatric procedures in Australia, along with gastric banding. These procedures are usually done laparoscopically. As with banding, sleeve and bypass operations result in less hunger and reduced portion sizes. Additionally, after a bypass, there is a reduction in energy and other nutrient absorption, as the food skips part of the small intestine.

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Claire Noonan
laire Noonan is a GP based in regional NSW with special interests including mental health and bariatric medicine. As well as general practice, Claire conducts follow-up visits for patients who have had a bariatric procedure. This role comprises nutritional and psychological counselling as well as performing gastric band adjustments. Claire is a keen advocate for her patients. She is passionate about educating the wider community about health science as well as dispelling common myths about obesity and mental health conditions. Her qualifications include an honours degree in Medical Science majoring in neuroscience, a medical degree, fellowship of the RACGP and an associate diploma in piano.
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