Welcome to Coast Surgery’s Virtual Waiting Room

The following page outline the benefits and the process of bariatric surgery. Please watch each video, read the FAQs then contact our friendly team with any questions. We hope you find it informative!

— Dr Simon Ghosh

Welcome to Coast Surgery’s Virtual Waiting Room

The following page outline the benefits and the process of bariatric surgery. Please watch each video, read the FAQs then contact our friendly team with any questions. We hope you find it informative!

— Dr Simon Ghosh

An introduction to Coast Surgery

Coast Surgery is unique. Our experienced staff spend a lot of time with patients helping them to understand how bariatric surgery can benefit them and then supporting them after surgery.

Pre first appointment FAQs

Is there any cost involved in seeing you to discuss things before joining a health fund? The health fund waiting period will be a 12 months.

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What timeframe from consultation to surgery is recommended?

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Is there an age limit to be considered for surgery?

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What is the long term success rate compared to diet and exercise?

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From assessment to surgery

The whole process from your first appointment, pre-operative process through to surgery and post operative care.

Surgery process FAQs

Where do you operate?

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How early are the blood tests before surgery?

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What is the estimated cost of Anaesthesia? Is it included in the surgery pricing?

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What is the long term success rate compared to diet and exercise?

Can you remove a band at the same time as you do a bypass or sleeve?

Which is the most successful, bypass or sleeve?

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Post surgery aftercare

We believe after care is key to a patient’s weight loss surgery. We follow up with with patients for 2 years to support them and help keep them on track with their weight loss journey.

Aftercare FAQs

Are there strategies to avoid gall stones?

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How will alcohol affect me post surgery?

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Can seeing a psychologist help with weight loss success?

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Patient stories

Rhiannon’s Story

Jim’s Story

Sue’s Story

Thank you for watching

Please call us with any questions or to book an appointment with Dr Simon Ghosh, Bariatric Surgeon.

(02) 4304 5902