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Welcome to Weight Loss Surgery

What we do

If you or someone you know is struggling with severe obesity and suffering from related health conditions, WE can help!

We understand what your brain is doing to you- how it makes you eat when you don’t want to, then pay the result of being overweight.

We know how being overweight affects so many aspects of your life- health, home, job prospects, recreation- in a negative way. We also know that for a lot of people, diets don’t work long term and you regain an even greater weight.

And we also know that it is NOT your fault. You have been set up for this by a combination of genes, environment, and culture.

But there is HOPE. We can help you. Our weight loss processes have been shown to be consistently more effective than diet and exercise alone, and continue to last for the rest of your life.

Our programme releases you from the tyranny of food, and allows you to choose the life you want to live.

Results will vary from patient to patient. Your weight loss results will vary in terms of the amount of weight loss and time it takes to achieve the weight loss.

Our aim is to see you grow as you shrink!

How we help

There are many options for weight loss. We specialise in those cases where people have already tried diets and need a greater level of treatment. The three areas we assist is Non-Surgical specialist education, Surgery and Retreats.



We have a range of Non-Surgical options for those patients where surgery isn't a viable option or who want to avoid invasive procedures.

Click below for the full range of options and find out which one suits you best.



Surgical procedures leave you with a smaller stomach pouch, giving you a feeling of fullness and switching off the intense need to eat, freeing up your brain.

We encourage you to reach out and reclaim life. You will find our team covers FAR more than just surgery. 

Click below for the full range of surgical procedures we offer.


Retreats / The PACE Program

We know that achieving both short and long-term weight management goals requires you to change the way you think about nutrition, exercise, and the role food plays in your lives, and our face-to-face and on-line retreat programs assist you in this.

When considering weight loss options, we recommend attending a retreat and/or subscribing to our on-line retreat program (PACE). Participation in both is included in our surgical package.


Who we help


Obesity is emerging as a health epidemic around the world. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groups. The latest figures from the NZ Health Information Service indicate that 31% of the adult population is considered obese. An additional 35% are considered overweight.
Obesity is an excess of total body fat, which results from caloric intake that exceeds energy usage. A measurement used to assess health risks of obesity is Body Mass Index (BMI).

The American Obesity Association reports that obese individuals have a 50-100% increased risk of death as compared to normal weight individuals, Obesity is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for a number of major diseases, including type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, ischaemic heart disease, ischaemic stroke and several common cancers. In the last two decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in developed countries has increased so quickly that is has been described as an epidemic. 

There are four classifications of Obesity, each has a different solution




      Severely Obese

      Severely Obese

     Mobidly Obese

     Mobidly Obese


The Process

Follow our process to know which treatment is right for you.


Request an info pack

Get a GP Referral

Book initial Consultation

Analyse the options

Follow-up Treatment



Nikki Kitchen

Believing in myself


My journey started in January 2011.  After trying for years to have a baby and being unsuccessful, I decided to focus on myself.  I knew I was overweight, I knew I was not happy with myself and I thought I could make up for my size by having a huge personality. What I didn't realise was the little things like how defensive I was, how much I pulled away from my friends, how I didn't like to be seen in public.   I knew I would have to work extremely hard to lose weight, I had tried so many times but nothing seemed to work.


Nick Leggett

Shrinking Mayor


Porirua mayor Nick Leggett has lost 15kg after gastric banding. He now enjoys an active, albeit hectic, lifestyle.

Nick Leggett's outlook on life was pretty morbid when he was elected mayor of Porirua in 2010. So he decided to have a gastric band operation. Becoming mayor motivated the former real estate agent to shrug off his "big" self.


Stephen Houghton

NZ Triathalete


Stephen Houghton has completely turned his life around. Six years ago he was very unwell. He weighed 151kg, had heart and cholesterol problems, sleep apnoea and was pre-diabetic. But fast forward to now and Houghton is 67kg lighter and is targeting his second Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico later this year.