Media

Links to articles in the media regarding weight loss surgery and obesity.

Kiwi father of five gives rare unflinching insight into struggle with morbid obesity. (1 news, 11th October 2020)


Stomach surgery helps Timaru woman with yoyo weight issues. (Stuff, 26th September 2020)


Kelly Osbourne reveals gastric sleeve surgery two years ago. (NZ Herald, 22nd August 2020)


Staggering weight loss: Mum sheds 80kg in two years after surgery. (NZ Herald, 16th January 2020)

Casketeers star opens up about life-changing surgery. (NZ Herald, 11th December 2019)

The true cost of a disordered food system: a panel discussion. (RNZ, Otago University panel discussions, 13th October 2019, AUDIO)

Bariatric surgery not the ‘easy way out’, woman who lost 92kg says. (Newshub, 28th September 2019)

Mate’s death inspires Hastings man to lose 73kg. (NZ Herald , 21st September 2019)

New Zealand woman Ariana Omipi loses half her body weight after surgery. (Stuff, 18th September 2019)

Weight loss surgery ‘not the easy option’ but worth it, says patient. (NZ Herald, 11th September 2019)

Ariana Omipi reveals how she lost 68kg after three failed attempts. (NZ Herald, 31st March 2019)

What it’s like one year on from weight-loss surgery. (North & South, 9th February 2019)

The inspiring story of a Canterbury mum’s 62kg weight loss after being told she wouldn’t live past 50. (Woman’s Day, 29th November 2018)

Stomach reduction surgery “no silver bullet”. (RNZ, Nine to Noon, 7th September 2018, AUDIO)

The truth about weight loss surgery – two Kiwi women share their tales. (The Australian Woman’s Weekly – NZ edition, 27th July 2018)

From morbidly obese to half her body weight: Simone Anderson’s incredible weight loss journey. (Woman’s Day, 13th June 2018)

‘It’s not a quick fix’: Michael Beel’s 60kg weight loss after bariatric surgery. (Stuff, 14th April 2018)

Paula Bennett opens up about her weight loss surgery and how she is learning to love herself. (Woman’s Weekly 12th June 2018)

Professor Rachel Batterham: gut reactions to obesity. (RNZ Saturday Morning, 18th March 2017, AUDIO)

New Zealand study shows benefits of bariatric surgery (Bariatric News, 26th July 2016)

Why I opted for weight loss surgery. (Stuff, 27th May 2016)

Aucklander Simone Anderson shares amazing photos of her body after massive weight loss. (NZ Herald, 25th May 2016)

Bariatric surgery improves heart health. (RNZ Checkpoint 10th December 2015, AUDIO)

Doctor says more stomach stapling operations needed. (RNZ Morning Report, 30th January 2015, AUDIO)

Using surgery to beat the bulge. (NZ Herald, 12th December 2004)