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Food and Drink Guide After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Following gastric sleeve surgery, adhering to a specialized diet is essential for recovery and long-term success. Bay Surgery, under the expert guidance of Dr. Daniel Mafi, a specialist in weight loss surgery in Tauranga, emphasizes a structured approach to eating that progresses through four distinct stages. This method ensures that patients receive the necessary nutrients for healing while gradually adjusting to their new gastric sleeve.

weight loss surgery

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Common Risks of Having Weight Loss Surgery Overseas

Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure for those struggling with obesity and its related health issues. While the option of undergoing surgery overseas might seem appealing due to lower costs or shorter waiting times, it presents several risks that should be carefully considered. For residents of Tauranga, local options such as Bay Surgery, which specializes in Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass surgeries, offer safer alternatives. Here, we explore the risks associated with having weight loss surgery abroad and why choosing a local specialist like Bay Surgery might be the wiser choice.

hernia surgery tauranga

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What is an Abdominal Hernia and How to Treat It

Abdominal hernias are a common condition that affects a significant portion of the population. At Tauranga-based Bay Surgery, Dr. Daniel Mafi and his team are experts in diagnosing and treating this condition, utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. In this article, we will delve into what an abdominal hernia is, how it occurs, and the cutting-edge treatments available at Bay Surgery.

weight loss surgery

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The Cost of Obesity on Taxpayers and Individuals

In the realm of public health and personal finance, obesity emerges as a significant burden, both on the individuals grappling with it and on society at large. At Bay Surgery, under the expertise of Dr. Daniel Mafi, a weight loss surgeon specializing in Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgery in Tauranga, the focus is on addressing this pressing issue through medical intervention. The cost of obesity, however, extends far beyond the operating room, affecting every facet of life from healthcare to personal income and societal expenses.

weight loss surgery

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Why It's Harder to Lose Weight Naturally in Summer

Summertime evokes images of sunny skies and carefree days. However, for many, it also brings a challenging period in terms of weight loss. Despite the popular belief that summer should make shedding pounds easier, several factors can make it quite the opposite. Here's a closer look at why losing weight during summer can be more difficult, along with tips to stay on track.

gastric bypass surgery

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Do I Qualify for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Bay Surgery is renowned for its expertise in Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tauranga. As a potential patient considering gastric bypass, it's crucial to understand whether you qualify for this life-changing procedure. This surgery isn't a one-size-fits-all solution but could be an ideal option for many struggling with severe obesity and related health conditions.

weight loss management

featured post

Major Study Claims Fructose the Root of Obesity

Weight loss specialists are turning their focus to fructose, a sugar often perceived as harmless, which has been underscored by a recent study as a major factor in obesity. This carbohydrate may not be a prominent source of calories, but its ability to incite cravings for unhealthy, high-fat foods can create a subtle yet harmful cycle of overindulgence.

weight loss tauranga

featured post

Investigating the Efficacy and Risks of Eating One Meal a Day

With wellness pervading every sector of our lives, unique dietary approaches often become the focal point for those looking to transform their health and weight. The OMAD (One Meal A Day) diet, praised by public figures like British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and singer Bruce Springsteen, has stirred a whirlwind in the weight-loss community, promising beneficial outcomes and a simplified approach to eating.

weight loss tauranga

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Half of the World to be Classed as Overweight by 2035

By 2035, the escalating global obesity crisis may see over half the world's population being categorised as obese or overweight, according to alarming forecasts from the World Obesity Federation.

causes of weight gain

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Understanding the Real Causes of Weight Gain

In today's fast-paced world, the issue of weight gain is prevalent and has multifaceted roots. Weight gain is not just a matter of overeating; there are numerous underlying factors that can contribute to those extra pounds. Understanding these causes can be the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and may be particularly pertinent for those considering weight loss solutions, such as those offered by Bay Surgery.

weight loss surgery

featured post

Why Weight Loss is Too Hard for Some People

In a world where fad diets and fitness crazes abound, the struggle to achieve sustained weight loss is often misunderstood. For some individuals, losing weight and maintaining a healthy BMI seems an insurmountable challenge. This is not due to lack of willpower, but a complex interplay of biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Understanding these challenges can help inform better strategies to manage obesity.

obesity in new zealand

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Why Does New Zealand Suffer from a High Rate of Obesity?

Despite its reputation for outdoor lifestyles and sporting prowess, New Zealand is experiencing an obesity epidemic, with around one in three adults classified as obese. The reasons behind this are multifaceted, stemming from shifting dietary habits, sedentary lifestyles, socio-economic disparities, and an obesogenic environment.

acid reflux surgery

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What is Acid Reflux and How Surgery Can Benefit You?

In the realm of medicine, comprehension of various conditions is key to maintaining optimal health. Among these conditions, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often stands out due to its troublesome nature and worldwide prevalence. In Tauranga, one name associated with successful management of this condition is Dr. Daniel Mafi, who employs anti-reflux surgery to provide relief to his patients.

weight loss surgery nz

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Is Weight Loss Surgery the Best Option for Me?

Obesity is a global health concern with physical and psychological impacts. For some, sustainable weight loss is a challenge despite lifestyle modifications and medications. In such cases, weight loss surgery, offered by Bay Surgery Tauranga and led by Dr. Daniel Mafi, becomes a viable option. Weight loss or bariatric surgery is not a catch-all solution or a cosmetic intervention, but a significant decision that warrants careful consideration.

Bariatric Surgery NZ

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What You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery

When it comes to weight loss solutions, bariatric surgery is a term that often comes up. But what does it entail, and could it be the right choice for you? Let's delve into the world of bariatric surgery and uncover its mysteries.

hernia surgery nz

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A Basic Overview of Hernia Surgery

A hernia occurs when an organ, most commonly the intestine or fat, pushes through a weak spot in the muscle or tissue that usually contains it. This condition often results in a noticeable bulge or lump, which can cause discomfort or pain. The good news is that hernias can be effectively treated with surgery.

gastric sleeve surgery tauranga

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The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Sleeve Surgery

If you've been struggling to lose weight and are considering gastric sleeve surgery, this comprehensive guide will take you through the entire process. From the requirements and preparations before surgery to the actual procedure, recovery, and long-term care, we've got you covered. Learn more about the benefits and potential risks of gastric sleeve surgery to make an informed decision for your weight loss journey.

weight loss surgery nz

featured post

More to Weight Loss Than Just Numbers on Scales

Health is not a number. It’s not your age, your weight, or your BMI. Health is more than a simple number, and weight loss is more complex than simply helping you achieve a more satisfying figure on the scales. If you are struggling to lose weight and your weight is affecting your quality of life, weight loss surgery can lead to a wide range of improved health outcomes. The kilos you hope to lose are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some significant health benefits the team at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery loves to see with our patients who undergo weight loss surgery.

weight loss surgery tauranga

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Aftercare - The Key to Successful Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure for those struggling with obesity. But it's not a quick fix – the success of the procedure depends on proper aftercare. Here's what patients can expect after weight loss surgery and how to ensure a successful recovery. If you think weight loss surgery might be right for you, book in a consultation with Dr Daniel Mafi at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery.

weight loss surgery

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Why Motivation is Not Always Enough for Weight Loss

If you are one of the many, many Kiwis who finds it difficult to lose weight, hearing the benefits of weight loss touted everywhere can be frustrating. Wanting to lose weight and being motivated to lose weight is not always enough to make it happen. Dr Daniel Mafi at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery knows this. He performs weight loss surgery to help people lose weight who otherwise cannot. Here’s a look at why losing weight can be so difficult.

weight loss tauranga

featured post

The Evolving Understanding of Weight Loss

For some of us, maintaining a healthy weight is as easy as breathing – it happens without much thought or effort. But for others, weight loss feels like nothing short of magic. So why is it so different from one person to the next? Dr Daniel Mafi at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery knows how difficult, multi-faceted, and emotionally-charged the issue of weight loss can be. If you’re one of the many Kiwis who struggles with weight despite your best efforts, weight loss surgery might be for you.

Laparoscopic Surgery Tauranga

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Everything You Want to Know About Laparoscopic Surgery

Also known as keyhole surgery, a laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on the abdomen and pelvis. It allows a surgeon to perform surgery that results in less pain, quicker recovery, and fewer complications than in open surgery. If you need surgery for weight loss, reflux, or hernias, a consultation with at Bay Surgery in Tauranga can help you understand if laparoscopy is an option for you.

reflux surgery tauranga

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Reasons to Choose Surgical Intervention for Reflux

Although we may have heard the term reflux often, most of us probably couldn’t describe exactly what it is. Maybe you heard about it with regards to a new baby, or you may have called the symptoms produced by reflux heartburn or indigestion. So what exactly is reflux? Bay Surgery in Tauranga finds that a lot of patients present with symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest, or perhaps they may be experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth from time to time. While reflux commonly occurs after a meal, this may not always be the case.

sleeve gastrectomy

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Deciphering Between a Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass

If obesity affects your quality of life, you can take a few different paths to address the issue and get back to enjoying the activities you love. At Bay Surgery, we are here to assist you with selecting what surgical intervention may be appropriate for your situation and to guide you through the surgery's lead-up and support you after the fact.

weight loss surgery tauranga

featured post

Taking a Look at Your Weight Loss Options

Carrying a lot of extra weight can reduce your quality of life, and while everyone puts on weight for different reasons, often, the result is a reduction in mobility, increased joint pain and general discomfort. At Bay Surgery, we see patients who are carrying excess weight for all sorts of reasons - it’s a common issue, and there are some great options we can discuss with you to help you get back to where you need to be. Everyone deserves to enjoy an active and engaged life, so if you feel like your weight needs to be addressed for health or lifestyle reasons, Bay Surgery are here to help.

gastric sleeve

Food and Drink Guide After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Following gastric sleeve surgery, adhering to a specialized diet is essential for recovery and long-term success. Bay Surgery, under the expert guidance of Dr. Daniel Mafi, a specialist in weight loss surgery in Tauranga, emphasizes a structured approach to eating that progresses through four distinct stages. This method ensures that patients receive the necessary nutrients for healing while gradually adjusting to their new gastric sleeve.

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weight loss surgery

Common Risks of Having Weight Loss Surgery Overseas

Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure for those struggling with obesity and its related health issues. While the option of undergoing surgery overseas might seem appealing due to lower costs or shorter waiting times, it presents several risks that should be carefully considered. For residents of Tauranga, local options such as Bay Surgery, which specializes in Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass surgeries, offer safer alternatives. Here, we explore the risks associated with having weight loss surgery abroad and why choosing a local specialist like Bay Surgery might be the wiser choice.

Read post
hernia surgery tauranga

What is an Abdominal Hernia and How to Treat It

Abdominal hernias are a common condition that affects a significant portion of the population. At Tauranga-based Bay Surgery, Dr. Daniel Mafi and his team are experts in diagnosing and treating this condition, utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. In this article, we will delve into what an abdominal hernia is, how it occurs, and the cutting-edge treatments available at Bay Surgery.

Read post
weight loss surgery

The Cost of Obesity on Taxpayers and Individuals

In the realm of public health and personal finance, obesity emerges as a significant burden, both on the individuals grappling with it and on society at large. At Bay Surgery, under the expertise of Dr. Daniel Mafi, a weight loss surgeon specializing in Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgery in Tauranga, the focus is on addressing this pressing issue through medical intervention. The cost of obesity, however, extends far beyond the operating room, affecting every facet of life from healthcare to personal income and societal expenses.

Read post
weight loss surgery

Why It's Harder to Lose Weight Naturally in Summer

Summertime evokes images of sunny skies and carefree days. However, for many, it also brings a challenging period in terms of weight loss. Despite the popular belief that summer should make shedding pounds easier, several factors can make it quite the opposite. Here's a closer look at why losing weight during summer can be more difficult, along with tips to stay on track.

Read post
gastric bypass surgery

Do I Qualify for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Bay Surgery is renowned for its expertise in Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Tauranga. As a potential patient considering gastric bypass, it's crucial to understand whether you qualify for this life-changing procedure. This surgery isn't a one-size-fits-all solution but could be an ideal option for many struggling with severe obesity and related health conditions.

Read post
weight loss management

Major Study Claims Fructose the Root of Obesity

Weight loss specialists are turning their focus to fructose, a sugar often perceived as harmless, which has been underscored by a recent study as a major factor in obesity. This carbohydrate may not be a prominent source of calories, but its ability to incite cravings for unhealthy, high-fat foods can create a subtle yet harmful cycle of overindulgence.

Read post
weight loss tauranga

Investigating the Efficacy and Risks of Eating One Meal a Day

With wellness pervading every sector of our lives, unique dietary approaches often become the focal point for those looking to transform their health and weight. The OMAD (One Meal A Day) diet, praised by public figures like British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and singer Bruce Springsteen, has stirred a whirlwind in the weight-loss community, promising beneficial outcomes and a simplified approach to eating.

Read post
weight loss tauranga

Half of the World to be Classed as Overweight by 2035

By 2035, the escalating global obesity crisis may see over half the world's population being categorised as obese or overweight, according to alarming forecasts from the World Obesity Federation.

Read post
causes of weight gain

Understanding the Real Causes of Weight Gain

In today's fast-paced world, the issue of weight gain is prevalent and has multifaceted roots. Weight gain is not just a matter of overeating; there are numerous underlying factors that can contribute to those extra pounds. Understanding these causes can be the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and may be particularly pertinent for those considering weight loss solutions, such as those offered by Bay Surgery.

Read post
weight loss surgery

Why Weight Loss is Too Hard for Some People

In a world where fad diets and fitness crazes abound, the struggle to achieve sustained weight loss is often misunderstood. For some individuals, losing weight and maintaining a healthy BMI seems an insurmountable challenge. This is not due to lack of willpower, but a complex interplay of biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Understanding these challenges can help inform better strategies to manage obesity.

Read post
obesity in new zealand

Why Does New Zealand Suffer from a High Rate of Obesity?

Despite its reputation for outdoor lifestyles and sporting prowess, New Zealand is experiencing an obesity epidemic, with around one in three adults classified as obese. The reasons behind this are multifaceted, stemming from shifting dietary habits, sedentary lifestyles, socio-economic disparities, and an obesogenic environment.

Read post
acid reflux surgery

What is Acid Reflux and How Surgery Can Benefit You?

In the realm of medicine, comprehension of various conditions is key to maintaining optimal health. Among these conditions, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often stands out due to its troublesome nature and worldwide prevalence. In Tauranga, one name associated with successful management of this condition is Dr. Daniel Mafi, who employs anti-reflux surgery to provide relief to his patients.

Read post
weight loss surgery nz

Is Weight Loss Surgery the Best Option for Me?

Obesity is a global health concern with physical and psychological impacts. For some, sustainable weight loss is a challenge despite lifestyle modifications and medications. In such cases, weight loss surgery, offered by Bay Surgery Tauranga and led by Dr. Daniel Mafi, becomes a viable option. Weight loss or bariatric surgery is not a catch-all solution or a cosmetic intervention, but a significant decision that warrants careful consideration.

Read post
Bariatric Surgery NZ

What You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery

When it comes to weight loss solutions, bariatric surgery is a term that often comes up. But what does it entail, and could it be the right choice for you? Let's delve into the world of bariatric surgery and uncover its mysteries.

Read post
hernia surgery nz

A Basic Overview of Hernia Surgery

A hernia occurs when an organ, most commonly the intestine or fat, pushes through a weak spot in the muscle or tissue that usually contains it. This condition often results in a noticeable bulge or lump, which can cause discomfort or pain. The good news is that hernias can be effectively treated with surgery.

Read post
gastric sleeve surgery tauranga

The Ultimate Guide to Gastric Sleeve Surgery

If you've been struggling to lose weight and are considering gastric sleeve surgery, this comprehensive guide will take you through the entire process. From the requirements and preparations before surgery to the actual procedure, recovery, and long-term care, we've got you covered. Learn more about the benefits and potential risks of gastric sleeve surgery to make an informed decision for your weight loss journey.

Read post
weight loss surgery nz

More to Weight Loss Than Just Numbers on Scales

Health is not a number. It’s not your age, your weight, or your BMI. Health is more than a simple number, and weight loss is more complex than simply helping you achieve a more satisfying figure on the scales. If you are struggling to lose weight and your weight is affecting your quality of life, weight loss surgery can lead to a wide range of improved health outcomes. The kilos you hope to lose are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some significant health benefits the team at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery loves to see with our patients who undergo weight loss surgery.

Read post
weight loss surgery tauranga

Aftercare - The Key to Successful Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure for those struggling with obesity. But it's not a quick fix – the success of the procedure depends on proper aftercare. Here's what patients can expect after weight loss surgery and how to ensure a successful recovery. If you think weight loss surgery might be right for you, book in a consultation with Dr Daniel Mafi at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery.

Read post
weight loss surgery

Why Motivation is Not Always Enough for Weight Loss

If you are one of the many, many Kiwis who finds it difficult to lose weight, hearing the benefits of weight loss touted everywhere can be frustrating. Wanting to lose weight and being motivated to lose weight is not always enough to make it happen. Dr Daniel Mafi at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery knows this. He performs weight loss surgery to help people lose weight who otherwise cannot. Here’s a look at why losing weight can be so difficult.

Read post
weight loss tauranga

The Evolving Understanding of Weight Loss

For some of us, maintaining a healthy weight is as easy as breathing – it happens without much thought or effort. But for others, weight loss feels like nothing short of magic. So why is it so different from one person to the next? Dr Daniel Mafi at Tauranga’s Bay Surgery knows how difficult, multi-faceted, and emotionally-charged the issue of weight loss can be. If you’re one of the many Kiwis who struggles with weight despite your best efforts, weight loss surgery might be for you.

Read post
Laparoscopic Surgery Tauranga

Everything You Want to Know About Laparoscopic Surgery

Also known as keyhole surgery, a laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on the abdomen and pelvis. It allows a surgeon to perform surgery that results in less pain, quicker recovery, and fewer complications than in open surgery. If you need surgery for weight loss, reflux, or hernias, a consultation with at Bay Surgery in Tauranga can help you understand if laparoscopy is an option for you.

Read post
reflux surgery tauranga

Reasons to Choose Surgical Intervention for Reflux

Although we may have heard the term reflux often, most of us probably couldn’t describe exactly what it is. Maybe you heard about it with regards to a new baby, or you may have called the symptoms produced by reflux heartburn or indigestion. So what exactly is reflux? Bay Surgery in Tauranga finds that a lot of patients present with symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest, or perhaps they may be experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth from time to time. While reflux commonly occurs after a meal, this may not always be the case.

Read post
sleeve gastrectomy

Deciphering Between a Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass

If obesity affects your quality of life, you can take a few different paths to address the issue and get back to enjoying the activities you love. At Bay Surgery, we are here to assist you with selecting what surgical intervention may be appropriate for your situation and to guide you through the surgery's lead-up and support you after the fact.

Read post
weight loss surgery tauranga

Taking a Look at Your Weight Loss Options

Carrying a lot of extra weight can reduce your quality of life, and while everyone puts on weight for different reasons, often, the result is a reduction in mobility, increased joint pain and general discomfort. At Bay Surgery, we see patients who are carrying excess weight for all sorts of reasons - it’s a common issue, and there are some great options we can discuss with you to help you get back to where you need to be. Everyone deserves to enjoy an active and engaged life, so if you feel like your weight needs to be addressed for health or lifestyle reasons, Bay Surgery are here to help.

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If you are insured by Southern Cross then your surgery may well be covered under you plan. We can discuss options with you when we have our first consultation. Dr Mafi is a Southern Cross affiliated provider.

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