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
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.
You have a BMI 35-40 AND an associated obesity related illness such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, or hypertension.
Your weight is greater than 45kg above the ideal body weight for your sex and height.
You are aged between 18 & 65
OF SOUND MIND
You have no psychiatric or drug dependency problems.
You have a capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with weight loss surgery.
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