Weight loss surgery

with Winnett Specialist Group


If you’ve been dieting for years without achieving the results you would like or you have weight-related health concerns such as diabetes, heart conditions or infertility - the team at Winnett Specialist Group can help. Join over thousands of Melbournians who have achieved significant weight loss with our caring team.

Dr Jason Winnett is highly respected in his field, and, along with our team of specialists, will guide you every step of the way.











In Australia, statistics reveal that obesity affects up to 3 in 5 adults and 1 in 4 children. If you or a family member need help funding Obesity Surgery, talk to SuperCare. With the assistance of our innovative service, SuperCare can facilitate your application for funding obesity/bariatric surgery procedures including: Lap Band and Gastric Balloon Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery to eliminate excess skin after your weight loss.

Obesity is a disease and it can be life-threatening, unless intervention is undertaken.


Losing weight and keeping it off is probably one of the hardest things you will do in your life. Unlike other vices such as cigarettes and alcohol, you cannot just quit eating food. You must learn how to eat food without giving in to temptation, to have that little bit extra or indulge in too many sweets. To consider losing weight alone is crazy and the literature proves it!

Long-term failure is the rule with more than 95% of people regaining lost weight by 2-5 years after a diet and exercise intervention. Weight loss surgery is the only proven way to achieve long-term results. It’s definitely not the easy way out it’s the only way out for many people in search of a sustainable weight loss solution.

Sleep apnoea and how this is cured with weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery, also referred to as bariatric surgery, seems to be totally unrelated to sleep apnoea. However, there is actually a strong connection between the two. If you are suffering from sleep apnoea, this may be the best option for you.

There are several medical procedures that can be performed which can lead to weight loss. Some of the most common weight loss procedures used are adjustable gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. In some cases, a patient may lose up to a half of their body weight after weight loss surgery especially if they stick to an exercise routine and healthy eating habits.

Can you afford not to have bariatric surgery?

The cost of weight loss surgery may seem high but the cost of not having it is even higher

Weight loss surgery is the only proven solution to achieve sustainable weight loss, yet only 1.5% of suitable candidates are seeking surgery to combat their battle with obesity. This indicates that only 1.5% of obese adults in Australia are committed to improving their health, reducing their risk of disease and extending their life expectancy.