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GP invitation: Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery: Secrets to sustained weight control and managing Type -2 Diabetes into remission

Friday, March 31st 2023
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Dr Craig Taylor FRACS Bariatric Surgeon

Details: Obesity has become a major underlying cause for many common health problems seen in General Practice including type-2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, fatty liver disease, PCOS and infertility, and skeletal and joint degeneration. Numerous published data spanning over 30 years has demonstrated the short and medium term effectiveness of Bariatric surgery in achieving major weight reduction and co-morbidity improvement, but there are concerns about long term weight regain.

The purpose of this evening symposium is discuss the common types of bariatric surgical procedures available and their effect on diabetes remission and other co-morbidities, and outline the secret to maintaining long term weight control after surgery.

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