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IN SAFE HANDS: Medical director at MWLSS Dr Chandika Liyanage is trained in general, bariatric, gastrointestinal and HPB surgery. Photo: Supplied.
IN SAFE HANDS: Medical director at MWLSS Dr Chandika Liyanage is trained in general, bariatric, gastrointestinal and HPB surgery. Photo: Supplied.

Macquarie Weight-loss and Surgical Services (MWLSS) is here to provide a Dubbo-based practice with locally resident team members providing optimal care to bariatric and other surgical patients.

The team at MWLSS also offers general and bariatric surgery, including laparoscopic surgery and the full spectrum of endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures to the greater Western NSW population.

Consultant surgeon and medical director at MWLSS Dr Chandika Liyanage is trained in general, bariatric, gastrointestinal and HPB surgery and had his training in many countries.

Dr Liyanage prides himself on his surgical training history at the National Hospital Colombo and the North Colombo Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka.

"I am a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK," Dr Liyanage said.

HERE TO HELP: MWLSS offers the full spectrum of endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures to the greater Western NSW population. Photo: Supplied.

HERE TO HELP: MWLSS offers the full spectrum of endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures to the greater Western NSW population. Photo: Supplied.

"I moved to Dubbo in February 2018 and have established my practice here. I work closely with the team at the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) and other referral centres in Sydney." Dr Liyanage said the main objectives of MWLSS was to provide the region with a local option to weight loss surgery.

The highly qualified team of surgeons, dieticians and psychologists is based in Dubbo and is easily accessible and equipped within a state-of-the-art facility to ensure your needs are met.

The practice has links to state, national and international partners and actively submit their results to the National Bariatric Registry. MWLSS offers several different types of weight loss and general surgery options.

Clients are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss what is best suited to their needs.

The process of determining this involves a pre-operative consultation and assessment to discuss your current situation, the objectives of the weight loss surgery and predictable weight loss goals. Clients will then work with the team to prepare for surgery.

During the immediate, post-operative period, the team will support you as you work towards your discharge day. When you are ready to head home and, as part of your surgical program with Dr Liyanage, you will receive 'Fresh Start'.

This is a comprehensive two-year support, education, and coaching program delivered before and after your surgery or procedure to help you create your new healthy lifestyle.

MWLSS website and Facebook page provide regular updates on advances in bariatric surgery and Dr Liyanage regularly hosts informative talks, live on Facebook.

For more information about how MWLSS can help you, visit macquarieweightloss.com.au

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