A press release out today by journalist Richard Willingham explains how the Western District Health Services in Hamilton, The Austin and Alfred hospital will receive funding for bariatric surgery of $8m into the public system above their current general funding. This is great news for those who are unable to fund the gap of the surgery post their private health insurance.
It was great to see that the press release highlighted the importance of making lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes are very different compared to general weight loss and individuals need to understand how their chosen weight loss surgery of the lap band, sleeve or bypass will impact their lifestyle. It takes more than eating healthy food and increasing your exercise. All weight loss surgeries can be cheated.
This is where great resources such as the Gastric Band Nutrition Essential will certainly help those pre and post their lap band surgery successfully manage their diet and lose weight permanently post weight loss surgery.
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