Bariatric Surgery Criteria

The general medical guidelines for weight loss surgery have recently changed and are based on BMI (Body Mass Index). To be eligible for weight-loss surgery you must meet the following requirements: 

• Have a BMI of 35 or higher
• Have a BMI between 30 and 35 and an obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or obstructive sleep apnoea. 

Your doctor will assess your health history and your current metabolic status to determine if you meet the criteria for bariatric surgery. Some patients of certain ethnic backgrounds have lower BMI requirements to be eligible for surgery, please seek advice from your GP, Bariatric Doctor or Bariatric Surgeon for personalised advice.

If you’re considering weight loss surgery and would like a comprehensive assessment to see if this is the right weight loss intervention for you, call (07) 3373 0265 or email to book an appointment.

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