AM I A CANDIDATE FOR OBESITY SURGERY?

Are you overweight or have concerns about how your weight is affecting your health? Obesity surgery can help you lose weight as well as improve your health and well-being. Research supports the health benefits of weight loss surgery for those with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI).

The Obesity Surgery Society Australia & New Zealand have published guidelines outlining selection criteria for those who may benefit from surgery.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY CRITERIA

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BODY MASS INDEX

You have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater. BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. You can confirm your BMI with your doctor, or use our easy BMI calculator below.

BMI Calculator

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OBESITY-ASSOCIATED ILLNESS

You have a BMI 35-40 AND an associated obesity related illness such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, or hypertension.

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WEIGHT

Your weight is greater than 45kg above the ideal body weight for your sex and height.

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AGE

You are aged between 18 & 65

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OF SOUND MIND

You have no psychiatric or drug dependency problems.

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CAPACITY

You have a capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with weight loss surgery.

 

 

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Think you qualify for obesity surgery?

If the above criteria sounds like you, the best way to find out for sure, is to contact us.

We can organise a consultation with a Sunshine Coast surgeon, who can help to answer questions you may have about all forms of surgery for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disease.

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