We’ll guide you through choosing your bariatric surgery type to what you should eat and setting expectations.

If you have just started looking but are not sure which path is best suited to you, we can offer honest, personalised guidance regarding the different weight loss surgery options and how well they may be suited to you and your lifestyle.

We will also help you to prepare for the surgery and guide you through each stage to make the transition as smooth and manageable as possible.

  • Preparing your body for surgery
  • Identifying potential barriers for your success
  • Establishing and reviewing goals
  • Discuss any concerns or questions you have
  • How to look after yourself during recovery
  • What to expect after the surgery
  • Recipes for each dietary stage
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One-on-One Pre-Operative Sessions

Our individual sessions are available for those needing or wanting one-on-one interaction with a Dietitian. Whether you are needing more specialised attention for health concerns or if you just prefer this option. The one-on-one sessions are also suitable for those undergoing revision or second surgeries. We want to make sure that you are comfortable and supported in these sessions to ask the questions you want answers to.

The benefit of the one-on-one personalised sessions is that you have the option to bring your surgery support person, such as your partner, friend or carer. By bringing your support person they will be able to understand what is needed to help you get the best outcomes from your surgery. They are also a second set of ears to help you take in everything we have to say as there is a lot we need to go through pre-operatively.

We recommend 2 consultations pre-operatively to cover the following topics:

  • your choice of surgery and weight loss expectations
  • preparing your body for surgery – dealing with deficiencies
  • weight loss pre-operatively, the why, how and when
  • setting up for the changes

Cost and getting started

Initial 45 min consultation: $145

Follow-up 30 min consultation: $95

*Clients who have a valid pension card or concession card are eligible for 15% discount.

Payment in full is required on the day of your consultation and you may be entitled to an on-the-spot rebate through your Private Health Insurance Fund if you have Extras Cover which we can process through our HICAPS terminal.

If you’re unsure about your entitlements, please call your Health Fund prior to seeing us and quote Item 500 (Initial Consultation) and Item 600 (Follow-up Consultation).

Pre-Operative Group Sessions

If you prefer small groups and have minimal health conditions to discuss these are the best option for you.

We hold group sessions 4-6 weeks prior to your weight loss surgery. These are informative sessions where you can find out what to expect over the coming months, how to prepare your body and of course, how to look after yourself during recovery.

These sessions are also a chance to discuss any concerns or questions you have and also to meet others going through surgery at the same time as yourself.

We deliver information that helps you to plan and prepare and work with the group to identify expectations, potential barriers to their success and plan ways of working through these to achieve long term goals. To do this we aim to keep group sizes to a maximum of 10 per session and bookings are essential.

The pre-operative session runs for 60 minutes and we will provide you with an information pack including, weight loss pre-surgery handout, what to expect after surgery, recipes for each dietary stage and a trouble shooting guide to help you select foods leading into the post-operative session and up to the first 6 weeks post operatively.

These sessions operate as casual, interactive and educational group workshops, where you will be guided and supported though this transitional period by our weight loss health professionals and clients.

If you need more individualised support please refer to our one-to-one counselling services. You can also opt into other group sessions for additional support as you need.

Cost and getting started

Pre-Operative Group Session

60 min consultation: $65

Payment in full is required on the day of your consultation and you may be entitled to an on-the-spot rebate through your Private Health Insurance Fund if you have Extras Cover which we can process through our HICAPS terminal.

If you’re unsure about your entitlements, please call your Health Fund prior to seeing us and quote Item 700 (Group Consultation).