Sydney Bariatric Clinic is a multi-disciplinary center that provides a non-judgmental, professional service to help patients achieve long-term success with weight loss surgery.
If you have been trying to lose weight for over 2 years through diet and exercise programs and/or through medications without success, you can be considered for weight loss surgery if :
- Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than 35 alone (See About Weight Loss Surgery for calculator)
- Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 30 or more and you have any one of the following medical conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart disease
- Sleep Apnoea
- Chronic Joint pain / arthritis
- Depression or Anxiety
- Severe leg swelling
- Benign Intracranial Hypertension
- Fatty Liver disease
- Chronic Kidney disease
- Other medical conditions
These are guidelines of course and surgery can sometimes be considered outside these guidelines – for example for different ethnic groups the BMI changes and the severity of medical condition is a significant factor.
Deciding whether or not to undergo bariatric surgery is a big decision. Chances are if you have looked through our website, you are thinking about it. If you are unsure the best way to determine if you are suitable is to have a consultation with Dr Ryan or one of our other specialist Doctors by arranging an appointment .