Dr Benedict Mackay offers patients an expert, multidisciplinary approach to weight loss surgery with a strong emphasis on ensuring an exceptional quality of care. As well as bariatric surgery (obesity surgery), he’s also available for upper gastrointestinal and general surgery.
It’s important to Dr Benedict Mackay to work in partnership with your GP to ensure a positive long-term outcome.
Successful, permanent weight loss requires ongoing lifestyle changes and we recognise the significant role that a patient’s GP has to play.
Obesity is a complex health disease.
There’s no denying that Australia is facing an obesity epidemic, but the factors that contribute to weight gain are many and varied.
Long work hours, increased access to fast foods, and sedentary lifestyles all contribute, as do genetic factors.
The challenge of losing weight can be very difficult for many people. Dr Benedict Mackay knows that many patients try their best with making dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes, only to find they can’t achieve the desired results.
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is a proven and effective treatment pathway for many patients to lose weight and overcome obesity-related health complications.
One of the key criteria for being a bariatric patient is your BMI (Body Mass Index).
According to BMI categories:
Use our BMI tool to find out if your weight is putting you at risk.
In certain circumstances, patients with lower BMI may be candidates.