Welcome to MBSA (Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Australia)
The MBSA Surgery Program offers a personalized and comprehensive weight loss surgery program designed to help you reach your goals. Start your journey by learning more about obesity, understanding the benefits and risks of surgery, and sticking to life long habits to improve your health.
Learn how bariatric surgery can improve your health.
Answers to your common questions.
Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue due to eating too much. The World Health Organisation (W.H.O) now recognizes obesity as a chronic progressive disease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors. Not only is the disease extremely costly in terms of economics but also in societal and individual health, longevity, and psychological well-being.
Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are currently two pan-endemic health problems worldwide and are associated with considerable increase in morbidity and mortality. Both diseases are closely related and very difficult to control by current medical treatment, including diet, drug therapy and behavioral modification. Bariatric surgery has proven successful in treating not just obesity but also in significantly decreasing overall obesity-associated morbidities as well as improving quality of life in severely obese patients (body mass index [BMI] >35 kg/m2).
In Australia, over 62% of adults are overweight or obese. This causes a lot of damage to your body. People with obesity are much more likely to have other diseases such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Heart disease
- Respiratory disorders