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Am I a Candidate?

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There are a number of widely accepted criteria which make a patient suitable for Bariatric or weight loss surgery:

  • Weight greater than 45kg above the ideal body weight for sex, and height.
  • BMI > 40 by itself or >35 if there is an associated obesity illness , such as diabetes or sleep apnoea
  • Reasonable attempts at other weight loss techniques
  • Age 18-65
  • Obesity related health problems
  • No psychiatric or drug dependency problems
  • A capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with the surgery.
  • Pregnancy not anticipated in the first two years following surgery

There is considerable flexibility in these guidelines. Patients as young as 12 have been offered surgery. Sometimes a lower BMI between 30-35 is accepted if comorbidities exist.  On some occasions you may be asked to start a pre-operative weight loss diet under the supervision of the Intensiv Program.  You can find more about the program at www.intensivweightloss.com.

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Level 2, Suite 11
956 Gympie Road,
Chermside Qld 4032.

Tel: (07) 3861 4677
Fax: (07) 3256 3516

Email: reception@osb.net.au
www.obesitysurgerybrisbane.com.au

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