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Welcome to Southern Weightloss! Our friendly team is delighted that you’re interested in reaching out to us. Whether you have questions, need to schedule an appointment, or want to provide feedback, we’re here to assist you.

our Address

Suite 6, Marinoto Clinic
72 Newington Avenue
Maori Hill
Otago 9010

our Phones
Phone: (03) 464 0970
Fax: (03) 464 0948


Is weight loss surgery right for me?

Weight loss surgery is a major decision and not for everyone. It’s typically considered for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more, or a BMI of 30 or higher with serious weight-related health problems like type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea. It’s also crucial to have a history of failed attempts at weight loss through diet and exercise.

What are the different types of weight loss surgery?

The two main types are restrictive and malabsorptive surgeries. Restrictive procedures, like sleeve gastrectomy, reduce the stomach size limiting food intake. Malabsorptive surgeries, like gastric bypass, reroute the digestive system to limit nutrient absorption. Each surgery has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice for you will depend on your specific situation.

How much weight will I lose with weight loss surgery?

Weight loss after surgery can be significant. Patients typically lose around two-thirds of their excess weight. For example, if someone weighs 100 lbs over their ideal weight, they could expect to lose around 66 lbs. However, it’s important to remember that this is an estimate and individual results may vary.

What are the risks of weight loss surgery?

These are complications that can happen during or right after surgery, like infection, bleeding, or leaks from the surgical sites where the stomach or intestines were adjusted. It’s important to remember that these risks are not guaranteed, and advances in surgical techniques have made them less common. However, discussing them thoroughly with your doctor before deciding on weight loss surgery is crucial.

How much does weight loss surgery cost?

Weight loss surgery is an expensive procedure, typically costing between $15,000 and $23,000. The exact cost depends on various factors like the type of surgery, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, and anesthesia. Fortunately, most insurance plans cover bariatric surgery, but there may still be out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and co-pays. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific coverage.