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This news page offers information about Dr Silverman and the practice and information relating to bariatric surgery, general surgery and robotic surgery.

Is weight loss surgery the right choice for me?

Today 60% of adults in Australia are overweight or obese and - worryingly - 25% of children are as well. This has general health implications for the population as a whole and of course for each individual who is overweight or suffers from obesity.

The development of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery as it is today had its roots in a defence project funded by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) – a division of the US Department of Defense that was also responsible for a project that led to the existence of the internet.

Losing weight just before undergoing weight loss surgery leads to better results

Research undertaken in the United States based on 355 people who had weight loss surgery between 2014 and 2016 showed that the group who lost weight by adopting a low-calorie diet before undergoing surgery had improved outcomes in a number of areas, compared to the group that did not follow a low