Concierge Medical Service

Medical Service

Medical Management of Obesity

Very low energy diets (VLEDs) and anti-obesity medications (AOMs) are used in select patients who have obesity or have overweight with associated health complications and/ or associated health conditions. Either or a combination of these, will be in addition to the mandatory engagement in healthy lifestyle choices. These are important; consider them as foundation stones -upon which other treatment therapies are built upon.

Bariatric Endoscopic Therapies

For many years, Australia has been pioneering endoscopic therapies as a treatment therapy for this chronic disease. Currently, these therapies are used in select patients who have obesity or have overweight with associated health complications and/ or associated health conditions. The intragastric balloon has been used for almost two decades in Australia, however we have limited, short-term experience with the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. Similarly, either of these therapies would be in addition to the mandatory engagement in healthy lifestyle choices.

Bariatric Metabolic Surgery

There are several different bariatric surgery procedures, but the two general ways in which they help with solid food portion reduction include:

  1. Limiting the amount of solid food you can eat in one sitting.
  2. Limiting the number of calories and nutrients your body can absorb per meal

Patients must be psychologically prepared to undergo surgical treatment because following post-surgical management advice is critical. They must also be ready to commit to engaging in a healthier lifestyle, follow strict nutritional advice including life-long nutrient supplementation as advised.

Concierge Medical Service

First Medical Consultation

Dr Rigas undertakes thorough medical assessments to ensure patients are in an informed position regarding their weight management and health improvement options.

In addition to losing weight, you can avail services that improve your overall health and wellbeing while reducing your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, experiencing less pain in the weight bearing joints and other common weight-related health conditions.

Dr Rigas undertakes thorough medical assessments to ensure patients are in an informed position regarding their weight management and health improvement options.

Personalised Care

After thoroughly evaluating your health profile, you will be provided with a personalized treatment plan that is specifically tailored to match your health care needs, with a view to optimize your health, function and wellbeing.

Medical

  • 5-10% Starting Weight
  • Very Low Energy Diets
  • Naltrexone / Bupropion
  • Liraglutide
  • Phentermine
  • Orlistat

Endoscopic

  • 15-20%
    Starting Weight
  • Endoscopic Baloon
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Plication

Surgical

  • 20-35% Starting Weight
  • Adjustable Gastric Band
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass

  • Initial Medical Consultation
  • Investigations Ex: Blood Tests/ other
  • Second Medical Consulation to discuss results and create a "Plan" to suit you
  • Involvement of other team members Ex: Nurse, Dietitian, Psychologist
  • Review by team at regular intervals (face to face & sometimes over the phone if preferred)

Second Medical Consultation

  • Medical Therapies
  • Endoscopic Therapies
  • Bariatric Surgery

Your
Regular GP
Obesity
Doctor
You
Nurse
Psychologist
Dietitian
Exercise
Physiologist
Patient
Support Group

Not going to do pricing other than:

  • Medical Therapies: Please speak to the receptionist for further details.
  • Endoscopic Therapies: Please speak to the receptionist for further details.

Click here for cost of surgery.

  • The University of New South Wales
  • Obesity Australia
  • ANZMOSS – Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Care Specialist
  • Strategic  Centre for Obesity Professional Education
  • THE OBESITY COLLECTIVE
  • World Obesity