Weight Loss Surgery

Am I a Candidate?

Who is a candidate for weight loss surgery?

  • Aged over 18 years
  • BMI >40 without or >35 with obesity related health conditions
    • (Body Mass Index = weight (kg) / height (m)2 )
  • Metabolic syndrome conditions (BMI >30)
    • High Blood Pressure
    • High Triglycerides (lipids)
    • Diabetes, Insulin Resisitance
  • Central Obesity
    • waist measurement over 94cm in men and 80cm in women
  • Failure to lose weight or maintain long term weight loss with other measures
  • No alcohol or drug dependency problems
  • No uncontrolled psychiatric conditions
  • Non smokers, or ex-smokers for at least 3 months
  • Not planning pregnancy within 12 months of surgery (Women)
  • Understand the surgery and risks involved
  • Dedicated to changing lifestyle including following healthy diet and regular exercise
  • Are able to undergo regular medical follow up

*Additional patients outside these guidelines may be considered depending on individual circumstances.

  • Some ethnic groups eg. Asians have increased risks at lower weight, BMI and waist sizes than Caucasian patients.
  • Patients with other medical conditions that can be improved with weight loss may also be considered at lower BMI levels than specified above.

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