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  • A Weight offYour mind

  • Gastric Band Weight loss can help you look forward to a healthier future

  • Gastric Sleeve Improve your family and work relationships

  • Reflux Surgery Say no To Acid Reflux

  • Other Surgeries Better quality of life, contentment, and well-being

  • Hernia Surgery Get relief from the pain

  • Endoscopy Specialized diagnostic & therapeutic procedure


A time to act on Obesity

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Dietitian Take 5 – Kishani Turner

  Here at SCMWLC, we encourage a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to your weight loss journey. We sat down with our resident Dietitian, Kishani Turner, to hear her words of wisdom……. Thanks for agreeing to pass on some wisdom Kishani. Tell us a bit about yourself…. Kishani:  I don’t know about wisdom , my 20+ years as a Dietitian has given me some experience and knowledge; a lot of which I have my clients and colleagues to thank. What do you see as being the biggest challenge for patients as they prepare for their weight loss surgery & what are some suggestions to overcoming these challenges?  Kishani: The biggest challenge I see is being prepared & not waiting for the surgery to implement change. The key to success is being prepared. For example,  if you skip meals try to start having 3 meals/ day, […]

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Formulite – a great pre-bariatric surgery VLCD shake option

We are so excited to share the news that we will be stocking Formulite in our rooms for our Bariatric patients! Check out this awesome VLCD shake option. Why Formulite? The Formulite Meal Replacement is more than a meal replacement. When you choose Formulite as your weight-management solution, you can feel confident that you are providing your body with high-grade protein and 25 essential nutrients, as well as your digestive system with much-needed prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes for optimum health. It is important to lose some weight prior to surgery. Losing weight will help assist the surgical procedure and reduce associated risks. Weight loss can also help improve a fatty liver. Following a VLCD Meal Plan for 2-3 weeks before surgery is recommended by most bariatric surgeons and dietitians. The meal plan is a very-low-calorie-diet (VLCD) designed to […]

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Easy Chicken Broth

photo credits: toriavey.com Stuck for ideas whilst you are in the “liquid phase” after your bariatric surgery? Here’s an easy recipe that you can portion freeze OR use as a base for quick dinners. Ingredients 4 continental parsley stalks Handful of fresh dill (you can make a bouquet garni out of the dill & parsley by tying them together with a piece of unwaxed kitchen string – optional) 3L (approx 12 cups) cold water 1.3kg whole chicken 2 dried bay leaves 6 celery sticks, coarsely chopped 6 large carrots, unpeeled and coarsely chopped 1 brown onion, peeled and quartered 1 leek, trimmed and roughly sliced Approx 10-15 whole black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon of salt Method Step 1 -Please the chicken in a large pot or stockpot. Pour over water. Cover and bring to boil over a high heat. Use a fine spoon […]

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Green Minestrone

By day you can find me at the SCMWLC front desk helping patients and answering phones, but in between that I need to ensure that the facebook page is up to date. So, I usually spend my evenings looking to the world wide web for a bit of inspo and in search of bariatric recipes. Like most Sunshine Coast locals I too have dug my ugg boots and trackies out of the back of the cupboard in the past two days, so this recipe is perfectly timed for when the temperature actually goes below 25 degrees. I put this hearty and healthy Minestrone recipe to the test this evening and here is what I learned: 1. My prep time took 10 minutes 2. Cooking time was 45 minutes 3. My 3 year old will eat this recipe, a bonus […]

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