Bariatric Surgeon Sydney
Dr John Jorgensen is one of Australia’s most experienced bariatric and Upper GI surgeons.
He has been in specialized surgical practice for more than two decades and is currently the Director of Bariatric Surgical Services at St George Private Hospital, Australia’s highest volume bariatric hospital.
Dr Jorgensen graduated from The University of New South Wales with honours, (MBBS) and obtained his Fellow in Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 1991.
He then commenced a Master of Surgery, Research degree in Laparoscopic Surgery and further trained at the Pancreatic and Biliary Surgical Unit at The Royal Infirmary Glasgow, Scotland and to date has performed more than 10,000 surgical procedures.
Dr Jorgensen specialises in Upper GI Surgical procedures such as hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, reflux surgery, and gastric and oesophageal cancer, and is also regarded as on of Australia’s leading lights in bariatric procedures.
Dr Jorgensen is seeing urgent patients in person including severe abdominal pain, appendectomies, hernia, gallstones, and suspected gastric or oesophageal cancers.
These patients may be asked to have all their bloods taken downstairs on the same day, and these results will be provided to you by Dr Jorgensen. To save time, please download, fill in and email us your new patient form before you come in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jorgensen will be conducting bariatric consults for exsiting patients online as of April. However, first time patients will be seen in person.
As elective surgeries in Australia have been cancelled until further notice, there will be an expected backlog of cases when elective surgeries go back to normal in the coming months. It is vital therefore that bariatric patients continue to stay on track whilst they are waiting for surgery.
As people with diabetes and obesity are in a higher-risk group for Covid-19, it is even more important to keep blood sugars on diet on track during the pandemic to maximise your immune system. Keeping regular virtual appointments will help you stay on track. Any new patients please email us your new patient form before you come in to email@example.com
Pandemic Advice for Australians
Watch Dr Jorgensen and Dr Paul Mason discuss how patients can stay safe and healthy in the coming weeks and months in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
Hernia repair involves a surgical correction of a hernia – a bulging of internal organs or tissues through the wall that contains it.
Here are the hernia procedures Dr Jorgensen commonly performs: Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair, Inguinal Hernia, and Umbilical/Incisional Hernia.
Click here to learn more about these surgeries.
Oesophageal & Gastric Surgeries
Dr John is still seeing patients for urgent Oesophageal & Gastric procedures including cancer and reflux surgeries.
Oesophageal operations include Gastroscopy, Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (Anti-Reflux surgery), Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy Radical, and Oesophago-gastrectomy. Read more about these surguries here.
Dr John’s gastic surgeries including Laparoscopy Partial Gastrectomy and Open Radical Gastrectomy you can read more about these surgeries here.
Urgent gallbladder surgeries include Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Cholangiogram.
"The Sleeve"- 65-70% weight loss
Obesity is a chronic and devastating disease that diets alone rarely, if ever, produce significant results. Today surgery is viewed as a standard “best practice” for severe obesity.
Dr Jorgensen is committed to providing personalised, patient-centric care that enables patients to lose 65-70% of excess body weight on average.
His all-inclusive service provides all medical, nursing and dietitian consults for two years post-surgery.
Dr Jorgensen also holds complimentary patient seminars and video support which feature practical patient education topics to help you on your weight loss journey.
Meet Dr John Jorgensen
Dr Jorgensen has performed more than 10,000 surgical procedures. he has a special interest in Sleeve Surgery, Australia’s fastest growing weight loss surgery.
Dr Jorgensen performed Sydney’s first keyhole sleeve and gastric bypass surgery and is recognised as a Master Surgeon of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. This means his office, program and outcomes are validated to international best practice benchmarks. He is also a regular media commentator.
Bariatric Surgery for diabetes
Dr Jorgensen frequently treats multiple patients in the same family, with the same genetic predisposition to diabetes and obesity.
This is otherwise known as “diabesity”.
An international coalition of 45 medical organisations recently agreed that surgery is now a standard treatment in patients with morbid obesity who are living with Type II diabetes.
This surgical pathway represents the biggest step forward in the treatment of diabetes in nearly 100 years. Find answers to the most asked questions on bariatric surgery for diabetes.
The number of overweight or obese Australians by 2025
International health organisations that now endorse bariatric surgery as standard treatment for diabetes
St George Private is Australia's No 1 bariatric hospital by volume
Your Sleeve Surgery Treatment Journey
During your first consult your bloods will also be taken and Dr Jorgensen will discuss any co-existing heath conditions you may have.
As there is no one-size-fits-all approach for bariatric surgery, Dr Jorgensen will also see you in your first consult to weigh up the pros and cons of each bariatric procedure, ensuring your operation is customised to your health, personality and lifestyle.
You will then have another follow up with Dr Jorgensen and dietitian before surgery.
This works very well for pain control and is usually removed the next day and oral analgesia is given.
Most people can sit up, mobilise and move their legs a few hours after the operation.
The day of surgery you will start a “free fluid” diet including yoghurt, custard, milk, soup and diet cordial.
You will probably be discharged on Day Two in hospital and will be required to take medications with you when you leave.
After surgery you will be asked to follow the CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Book, a scientifically proven lifestyle guide for losing weight and improving health.
You will also be reviewed by our nurse at 3 weeks. If you have any surgical issues Dr Jorgensen will see you. You will then need to come back to rooms for reviews at 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months post-surgery.
All bariatric-related consults post-surgery with Dr Jorgensen, his dietitian and his nurse will be cost-free to the patient for two years with active referral. These consults are unlimited and included in Dr Jorgensen’s one-off surgical service fee.
Weight Loss Surgeon Kogarah
Dr John Jorgensen is one of Australia’s most experienced Upper GI, General and Bariatric Surgeons.
He is Director of Bariatric Surgical Services at St George Private Hospital, Australia’s highest volume bariatric hospital and the first hospital in Australia to be recognised internationally as a Bariatric Centre of Excellence.
Dr Jorgensen recognises bariatric surgery as a new paradigm in the treatment of patients with Type II diabetes; with many patients either completely resolving their diabetes within days or weeks of surgery, or significantly reducing their medication.
In The News
Dr John Jorgensen recently featured in Mamamia story.
Dr John Jorgensen recently featured on SBS News. Click here to watch
Disclaimer: All surgical results are individual. Speak to your doctor to see if bariatric surgery is suitable for you.