Laparoscopic Banding (Follow up)

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.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Patients needing follow up of previous Lap Banding should be referred to the same clinic but will not need to attend the assessment process and will be directed to the appropriate clinic.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Reason for referral in detail including date of original surgery and complications

Tests

  • Dependent on reason for referral but should include basic health check and fitness for anaesthetic

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Obesity Surgery clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Intractable vomiting: for intractable vomiting with lap band please arrange urgent review by a bariatric surgeon in their rooms and if not possible then in the Emergency Department after a phone call

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:
Urgent:
Semi-urgent:
Routine:

Next available appointment.