Useful Links

Please see below for some useful links to sites relating to healthy and active lifestyles as well as resources on weight management.

Weight Loss Resources & Associations

Gastric Banding – The Gold Coast Obesity Surgery Centre provides detailed information for anyone interested in lap band surgery, gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery. Find out the history of weight loss surgery, the procedures and whether or not you are suitable for surgery.

Portion ControlThe Diet Plate weight management system is the ultimate portion control tool for healthy and natural weight loss, using a unique calorie control system so you don’t have to. Discuss what you think about the Diet Plate with others along with general dieting issues online at the Diet Plate forum.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair – Dr Silverman, leaders in the field of laparoscopic hernia repair, operate the Hernia Repair Centre from both John Flynn Private Hospital and Tweed Public Hospital. Specialists in a range of hernia operations, the Hernia Repair Centre can treat inguinal hernias, hiatus hernias, femoral hernias and more.

Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand – Forming a closer association of the obesity surgeons of Australia & New Zealand for the advancement of the obesity surgery & management. OSSANZ strives to maintain the character and standards of obesity surgery as outlined by The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity. – Information and resources relating to gastric banding and surgical weight loss procedures, helping people understand their surgical options, explore patient stories and find a specialist in their area.

Orbera Managed Weight Loss System – A non-surgical procedure designed to assist overweight individuals and involves placing a non-fixed saline-filled silicone balloon in the stomach, reducing the food-holding capacity and calorie intake.

The Measure  Up Campaign – Part of the Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI), a national program, supported by the Australian and state and territory Governments, which aims to reduce the risk factors for chronic disease such as some cancers, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

GastricBandingProcedure – Excellent information website on gastric banding.

Related Directories

Health Clinic – Australian health news and services directory.


Lady Lap band – Read Breanne’s diary about her choice to have lap band surgury, the procedure and the results.