GENERAL & UPPER GI SURGEON

MBBS MS FRACS

Dr Govind Krishna is a General & Upper

Gastrointestinal Surgeon providing

consultative and surgical services to

patients in south West Sydney.

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Gloria Carbera – Dietitian and Nutritionist

Growing up as a child I always had a great love for food and this lead me to become a dietitian. Today I am an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, who has a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics and experience in a variety of areas. I have a special interest in weight management and have been working in the weight loss industry for almost 8 years. I have experience in various weight loss techniques including meal replacements and have begun branching into bariatric nutrition.

In my career I have worked on a variety of different projects such as development of national and international weight loss and maintenance programs, new product development for industry, training, and creating recipes as well as writing health and nutrition articles for a website.

Working in private practice has always been my dream. I am passionate about educating and helping my patients to become as healthy as they can be so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. Nothing makes you feel better than knowing that you have really helped someone.

I love learning new things and hope to continually bring new knowledge and techniques to my practice and patients.

Ontrac Lifestyle Management – Exercise Physiology

Ontrac’s involvement within Dr. Krishna’s consultation process for gastric banding surgery is two-fold. In the early phases of consultation Dr. Krishna will request the patient consult with one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) for a professional opinion on the effectiveness of exercise treatment both before and following surgical intervention.

Six weeks prior to the scheduled surgery the patient will commence a pre-surgical exercise program in order to develop a habitual physical activity routine. Along with initial weight loss, this assists with ensuring patient adherence to physical activity as the effectiveness of surgery will be significantly higher with consistent exercise performance and it will address any biomechanical, musculoskeletal and/or fear avoidant behaviours which may be currently inhibiting exercise performance.

Following sufficient recovery from surgery (approximately 6-8 weeks) the patient’s exercise regime with an AEP will resume in which the goals will be to maximise weight loss by increasing caloric expenditure during physical activity, increasing metabolism to aid weight loss and improving overall health and wellbeing for the patient.

Research suggests that with a structured, consistent and individualised physical activity regime gastric banding surgery has greater effects on weight loss including increased durability and is associated with major improvements in health and quality of life. 

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