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Bariatric Information Webinar

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering a free information webinar for people interested in pursuing bariatric surgery.  This is a small group meeting, conducted over Zoom, where Dr...

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COVID-19 Level 1

COVID-19 Level 1

Ka rawe!  Thank you to all that everyone has done over the past three months to eliminate COVID-19 in New Zealand.  We are pleased to report that under level 1 we will no longer need many of the...

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Keeping Weight Off During Lockdown

Keeping Weight Off During Lockdown

Well we are almost a week in to the Level 4 lockdown here in New Zealand, and aside from all the other challenges this brings, it also makes it hard for us to keep losing or maintain our hard won...

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Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery

I have recently return from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. This is one of the world’s largest scientific meetings of bariatric surgeons...

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Wilbur: The King in the Ring

Notable Pictures have just released a brilliant New Zealand made documentary of one man's struggle with obesity and journey back to health. It stars Wilbur McDougall, a former pro wrestler, who...

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ORBERA® Intra-gastric Balloon

ORBERA® Intra-gastric Balloon

  Here at Aspiring Bariatrics we are pleased to announce that we are now offering the ORBERA® Intra-Gastric balloon.  The ORBERA® balloon is a temporary endoscopic treatment that helps people...

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