The CBS Advantage
The Centre for Bariatric Surgery (CBS) is one of the leading centres in the world for Lap-Band ® placement. Here are some of the reasons why:
Clinical Experience and Excellence - CBS was begun by Professor Paul O'Brien, one of the pioneers of the Lap-Band®, in the early 1990s when the band was just starting to become available. The surgeons at the Centre have now treated nearly 10,000 patients, with that number increasing by approximately 900 patients per year. We have achieved results that are as good or better than any other group. These results have been published in numerous research papers, all of which can be accessed through this website:
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It is an extraordinarily safe procedure. At CBS there have been no deaths and very few problems. No other group can show better a safety record. You would be dealing with a very experienced surgeon and supported by an equally experienced team.
With a follow up of more than 92% of our patients, we know that the average weight loss for patients is approximately 30 kg. And we've shown this effect to last 15 years and beyond. Some have lost more, some have lost less but that is the average. Along with the weight loss, patients experience major improvements in health, quality of life and life expectancy.
- Research Excellence - we have studied the harmful effects of obesity, the health benefits of weight loss and the optimal care of the Lap-Band® patient intensively since we first started performing this surgery. This means we are at the forefront of knowledge regarding the best techniques of placement of the band and follow up care of our patients. The results of this research have been published extensively, far more than any other group who are using the Lap-Band® procedure.
- Teaching Excellence - Many of the Lap-BandŽ surgeons in Australia have learnt the technique by attending one of our Basic Training Workshop and have refreshed and enlarged their knowledge by subsequently attending one of our Advanced Training Workshops. The surgeons and physicians at CBS have also conducted numerous workshops in the USA, Europe, South America, Mexico and in the Asia Pacific region.
- We Care - At the centre of our activities at CBS is the patient. We have a commitment to provide the best and safest care to our patients, from the initial contact with our clinic, through to the placement of the Lap-Band® and on into the future. The Lap-Band® is not something you get off the shelf like shoes in a shop: the best results only occur if the assessment, the education, the partnership, the operation and the follow up are optimal. We have the knowledge, the skills, the experience and the commitment to provide this for you. Your health is too important to take a chance on anything less.