Obesity Surgery

Assessment of patients wishing to be considered for surgical treatment of obesity

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

Each of the following criteria must be satisfied to be considered appropriate for the clinic:

Emergency conditions

No emergency conditions for patients with existing lap bands and intractable vomiting then  please arrange urgent review by a bariatric surgeon in their rooms and if not possible then in the Emergency Department after a phone call.

Referral process

Referrals are only accepted for consideration via this assessment clinic and patients must attend all sessions to be considered. The assessment process may take up to 12 months and patients are not guaranteed surgery by acceptance into the assessment process.

All referrals must conform to the referral standards include recent results confirming diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome with referral.

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment.

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

Obesity Surgery Flowchart