From April – August 2022, the Department will contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This forms part of a routine audit to ensure patient details are up to date. If you receive this SMS, please update your details.
Assessment of patients wishing to be considered for surgical treatment of obesity
North South North West Statewide
Each of the following criteria must be satisfied to be considered appropriate for the clinic:
- Age </= 40 years
- BMI > 40
- Diabetes and/or metabolic syndrome (International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Consensus Definition Metabolic syndrome 2005)
- Live in the THS Southern Region
- Be willing and able to attend assessment process, including psychological readiness and suitability
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.
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.
For use by health professionals only