Obesity Treatments

There are 3 common surgical treatments for obesity in Australia - Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy & Gastric Bypass.


View commonly asked questions and learn more about surgery options

Surgery Option Info

Surgery is not right for everyone. If you are considering obesity surgery for weight loss and wish to make an appointment, you need to read our Obesity Surgery Information Presentation.
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Newcastle Obesity Surgery

At Newcastle Obesity Surgery Centre we believe that our patients are the most important centrepiece of our care model.
If you or someone you know is struggling with severe obesity and has been unable to control it through diet and exercise, Newcastle Obesity Surgery Centre in Charlestown can help! Our highly skilled and experienced surgeons, Dr. Tim Wright and Dr Joel Budge specialise in all commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures including complex revisional surgery.

Our welcome starts with our dedicated, happy and obliging reception staff who are here to assist you with any administrative questions or issues you may encounter. Our team consists of well established, highly trained specialist doctors, nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists and psychologists ready to provide safe and effective weight-loss surgery, comprehensive pre- and post-operative education and ongoing aftercare including online support outside of office hours and face to face support groups.  We are here to guide you to a happier, healthier life.

A decision to have obesity surgery is not to be taken lightly. The goal of this website is to provide you with information that can help you decide whether it is right for you and if you are in fact a candidate for surgery.

Please note that the information in this website is part of an educational resource, and should not be used for absolute decision making about any obesity surgery or management. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a surgeon or your healthcare provider.

Obesity Treatments

Laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass are the three most commonly performed procedures worldwide to help people with severe obesity lose weight safely. Which operation is best for you is not always an easy decision and we strongly advise you to look at all of these procedures before committing yourself.

Important Patient Information

Surgery Option Information

We run free-of-charge information evenings in our Charlestown clinic after hours, usually on a monthly basis.

These sessions are given by the surgeons who perform the operations, and it is an ideal time to come along and ask any questions that you might need answered to help you make the decision about whether bariatric surgery is the answer for you.


Bariatric surgery is not right for everyone.

Here are some of the things we will consider when evaluating your candidacy for obesity surgery.
Your Motivation

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple measure of obesity based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.

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