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Welcome to the Aspiring Bariatrics Blog.  To keep up with latest announcements and devlopments please see below.

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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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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Caution with activity trackers

I want to share a good link that explains the potential pitfalls with activity trackers.  These devices, like the Fitbit and others, are a common way for people to track their exercise and other...

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Resources added to web site

I have been busy updating the web site over the past couple of weeks, in particular adding many resources for patients and doctors.  In particular I have added a page about gallbladder surgery, and...

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