Research Articles

International and Domestic Oral / Poster Presentations:  

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  • 1997 International Cardiothoracic Conference Tracheobronchial Injury Oral Presentation ‘Traumatic Bronchial Rupture, A 20 year Review’
  • 1998 Royal Australian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress Poster Prize ‘Traumatic Bronchial Rupture, A 20 year Review’
  • 2009 Royal Australian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress Poster ‘Sleeve Gastrectomy for Large Symptomatic Paraoesophaegal Hiatus Hernia’
  • 2009 OSANZ ‘Reflux and Hiatal Repair’ Oral Presentation
  • 2010 Bariatric Conference ‘Reflux and Hiatal Repair’ Oral Presentation
  • 2011 Royal Australian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress Presentation Training in the Private Sector
  • 2011 Royal Australian College of Surgeons Surgical Leaders Forum Communication Techniques
  • 2013 Royal Australian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress ‘Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes in a Regional Centre’ Poster
  • 2013 IFSO ‘Post-operative Care and Efficacy of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in a Regional Obesity Centre’ Abstract
  • 2013 IFSO ‘Bariatric Surgery in Regional Australia for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus’ Abstract

Bariatric Surgery can reduce liver damage

9th November 2016

Owen Haskins - Editor in chief, Bariatric News Bariatric surgery can result in significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW). Researchers at the University of South Florida-Tampa (USF) found that bar...

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Bariatric surgery: Editorial 'Why only a last resort?'

8th November 2016

Source: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2014 Bariatric surgery procedures have evolved over the past two decades, and are now considered to be a safe and effective treatment for obesity. Bariatric surgery not only induces weight loss, but also improves metabolic status. Patients with di...

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Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding in the Treatment of Morbid Obesity

7th November 2016

The epidemic of obesity requires an intervention that is both effective and broadly acceptable. Conventional medical programs have been ineffective. Traditional surgical approaches, such as gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion, are accepted by less than 1% of the severely obese each year. La...

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Changes in comorbidities and improvements in quality of life after LAP-BAND placement

6th November 2016

Possibly the most important outcomes of bariatric surgery involve changes in obesity-related illness, quality of life (QOL), and psychologic well-being. Dramatic improvement or resolution of serious medical comorbidity accompanies the weight loss following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding wit...

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Health outcomes of severely obese Type 2 Diabetic subjects 1 year after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

4th November 2016

OBJECTIVE-To prospectively examine the effect of weight loss 1 year after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery on a broad range of health outcomes in 50 diabetic subjects. Click here to read the full article....

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Lap-Band®: Outcomes and Results

2nd November 2016

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding was first introduced in the early 1990s as a potentially safe, controllable, and reversible method for achieving significant weight loss in the severely obese. The Bioenterics Lap-Band® system (Inamed Health, Santa Barbara, California) is the device most c...

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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

30th October 2016

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) brings several unique aspects to bariatric surgery. It has provided a ver...

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Is Laparosopic Verticle Sleeve Gasrectomy the future proceedure of choice?

22nd September 2016

Sleeve gastrectomy is a term for partial gastrectomy that results in removal of most of the stomach, with the remainder resembling a "banana" or "half moon".  The other names for the proceedure are "partial gastrectomy," "sleeve gastrectomy," "longitude gastrectomy. " and "vertical ga...

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