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Gastric Band Forum in Ireland
by David Keogh, September 8th, 2015

Forums and chat-rooms have become incredibly popular over the past decade, with regards to all aspects of life.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Ireland
by David Keogh, May 5th, 2014

Auralia Weight Loss Clinic is proud to offer patients multiple weight loss options, rather than just one! We provide patients with the option of gastric balloon surgery, gastric band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.

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Gastric Balloon Surgery in Ireland
by David Keogh, March 25th, 2014

In recent years, the gastric balloon has taken off in Ireland as a realistic option for people wanting to lose weight, having tried other methods and failed. Within Auralia Weight Loss Clinic, we have observed the number of enquiries rising, as we continue to produce exceptional results for our patients. Many of these enquiries are from friends and family of other patients, meaning that we can rely on word of mouth, being confident that we are providing our patients with the highest standards of care!

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Gastric Band or Gastric Balloon?
by David Keogh, March 4th, 2014

We get quite a number of enquiries from patients who are unsure whether they would be more suited towards a gastric band program or a gastric balloon program. Most of the these enquiries are made from people that don’t know the differences between both programs, so I have decided to outline the main differences in this blog.

A gastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure during which a deflated balloon is passed down into the stomach through the mouth, where it is then inflated. During this time, the patient is given a mild sedative, but they are not under general anaesthetic. The procedure usually takes around 15-20 minutes and the patient can go home a few hours later.

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Why choose Auralia Weight Loss Clinic?
by David Keogh, February 5th, 2014

Almost all patients will question why they should choose Auralia Weight Loss Clinic when deciding on a gastric band procedure. With this in mind, I have outlined a number of reasons why we believe that we are the benchmark for gastric band programs in Ireland.

Irish Made, Irish Owned:

Auralia Weight Loss Clinic is an Irish company! We are a division of Auralia Cosmetic Enhancement, Ireland’s number one cosmetic surgery clinic, which has been successfully carrying out procedures in Ireland for more than 10 years. We own our own private hospital in Dublin, along with two other clinics in Limerick and Kilkenny. All of our procedures and after-care is carried out on our own premises, by our own team! All of our doctors are fully registered with the Irish Medical Council and many of them hold positions on advisory boards for governing bodies with regards to weight loss surgery.

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Eating in Restaurants and Drinking Alcohol with a Gastric Band
by David Keogh, December 15th, 2013

A very common question we hear from patients when first enquiring about our gastric band program is “Can I still go out to restaurants and enjoy my meals?” It’s also quite common to be asked “Can I still have a few drinks?” To address both questions quickly, the answer to both is yes, of course!

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Auralia Weight Loss Clinic Only Uses the Allergan Gastric Band
by David Keogh, October 30th, 2013

Here at Auralia Weight Loss Clinic we are committed to providing patients with the most reliable, safest products available worldwide. Keeping in line with this commitment, the only gastric band that we use is the Allergan gastric band.

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What Happens in a Gastric Band Consultation?
by David Keogh, September 27th, 2013

Here at Auralia Weight Loss Clinic we understand that most patients are extremely anxious about coming to their initial gastric band consultation. This is completely understandable, after all, deciding to have gastric band surgery is not an easy decision to make. Many patients come in not knowing what to expect. With this in mind, I have decided to focus this blog around what actually happens during your first gastric band consultation.

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What Can I Eat After Gastric Band Surgery?
by David Keogh, September 11th, 2013

One of the most common questions we get from patients during consultations is “what can I eat afterwards?” . Many patients assume that they will be on a very strict diet of specific foods each day, which they cannot break no matter what. This belief is entirely untrue!

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Gastric Band in Ireland
by David Keogh, June 20th, 2013

We are regularly asked the question of why a patient should stay in Ireland and have their gastric band surgery with Auralia Weight Loss Clinic, rather than going over-seas to have it done. For this reason, I have decided to point out what I believe to be the benefits of this.

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The Benefits of Weight Loss after a Gastric Band
by David Keogh, May 1st, 2013

Most people, when thinking about the benefits of weight loss, instantly think about health. Indeed, it has been proven time and time again that losing even 10% of your excess weight can play a huge role in preventing or hugely assisting with the management of illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high cholesterol, incontinence, infertility and depression. However, we have observed more so than anything else, that patients speak about their improved quality of life after weight loss.

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Gastric Band Adjustments
by David Keogh, March 1st, 2013

One of the most often questioned topics from our new gastric band patients is gastric band adjustments. Many patients are unsure of the exact function of adjustments and are understandably initially cautious of having them done.

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Our Philosophy
by David Keogh, January 1st, 2013

When it comes to weight loss procedures, I believe that the patients have a different mentality to patients having other procedures. With many other procedures the results are almost instant and involve only a couple of visits to the clinic. Weight loss procedures are different. We understand that something as simple as making the initial enquiry to the clinic can be a far bigger step for weight loss patients to make. In the majority of cases, the patient has been considering this small step for a very long time and has built up allot of courage to finally say “I need help”.

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Website Blog September 2012
by David Keogh, October 1st, 2012

Many patients are anxious and unsure about beginning our nutritional and exercise programs when they initially have their gastric band procedure. For this reason, I have decided to explain the basics of both programs in the hope that this will alleviate some anxiety towards them.

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Gastric Band Information
by David Keogh, July 17th, 2012

One of the most queried aspects of our gastric band program seems to be the day of surgery. I am always asked the same questions “Will I be awake? How long does the surgery last? Do I get cut open? Will I be in pain? When can I get out of bed again? How long do I stay off work? Do I need to stay overnight?” So here are your answers.

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Meet Dave
Dave Blog Picture My name is David Keogh and I’m the weight loss surgery co-ordinator for Auralia Weight loss Clinic.
To give you a brief introduction to myself, I’m an extremely enthusiastic individual and I love to challenge myself to achieve higher standards in life. I personally know what it’s like to lose weight, having lost almost 5 stone in one year following a diet and exercise plan which I developed myself. Since then, I have developed an enormous interest in weight loss and I get great satisfaction knowing that I am helping other people achieve their target weights. I love playing sports and I have coaching qualifications in many various activities. The aim of this blog is to give an insight as to what weight loss surgery is actually like, whether that is the gastric band, gastric sleeve or the gastric balloon. I plan to update this section every so often with new topics.


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