Start your journey with Ormiston Weight Loss Service

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Ormiston Hospital has a highly skilled professional team who work together to deliver the Ormiston Weight Loss Service (OWLS). Take the first step on your journey to weight loss with OWLS today.

Our dedicated team of weight loss experts regularly help people transform their lives. OWLS patients succeed in their weight loss goals because they have the support they need; over a 12 month period the OWLS team regularly track and monitor patients after surgery. The team includes highly experienced surgeons, and caring support from our nutritionist and physiotherapist.

Ormiston Hospital offers the best and safest procedures available for surgical and nonsurgical weight loss. Contact us to learn more about our options or read on below.

OWLS offers three weight loss procedures:

Find out about our Gastric Balloon options.

Gastric Sleeve & Gastric Bypass Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery (bariatric surgery) is the only scientifically proven method for long term and effective weight loss. Bariatric surgery is not a quick-fix cure.  Weight loss still depends on healthy eating and exercise, which is why OWLS has set up a support network to help patients on their journey.

OWLS patients not only achieve weight loss, but often see a reduction in many obesity related conditions such as type II diabetes, sleep apnoea, joint pain, lipid abnormalities and high blood pressure – these are either completely resolved or substantially improved.

Recovery

Recovery varies between patients. For a gastric balloon we typically see patients recover after three days, for bariatric surgery it can take a week or longer and patients are closely managed. We like to see our patients take their time to heal and recuperate after any weight loss procedure.

We encourage OWLS patients to stay in hospital for as long as they need to ensure they are comfortably back on their feet again. We offer modern private en-suite rooms, with wifi, sky TV, and fresh meals prepared onsite. You can speak to your surgeon about how much time you will need.

ready for weight llossReady?

If you are ready to make take the next step in your weight loss journey, please take a look at our surgeon profiles and decide who you would like to meet with. From there, you can contact the surgeon or OWLS to make a booking for a consultation for surgery.

OWLS team

Our team of experts are here to support you and guide you on your weight loss journey. You can email owls@ormistonhospital.co.nz to make an enquiry directly with our friendly team.

Andrew MacCormick

Habib Rahman

Ravinder Ogra 

Dinesh Lal

Jennifer Robb – Nutritionist

Alice Baynham – Physiotherapist