Are you a Canidiate for Bariatric Surgery?



  • Your:

    • BMI is 40 or higher or

    • BMI is 35 with comorbidities

    • BMI >30 with poorly controlled diabetes or significant cardiovascular risk

    • you weigh at least twice your ideal weight

  • You have been overweight for more than five years

  • Your attempts to lose weight have only short-term success

  • You are prepared to make substantial changes in your eating habits and lifestyle

  • You are willing to be monitored by the specialist team who are treating you

If you do not meet the BMI or weight criteria, you still may be considered for surgery if your BMI is over 30 and you are suffering serious health problems related to obesity.




Health Risks Associated with Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Cancer

  • Reflux

  • Ameonrrhoea

  • Joint disease

  • Hyperlipidemia

  • Infertility

  • High cholesterol

  • Depression

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome


  • Congestive heart failure

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Gallstones

  • Sleep apnoea

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Hypertension

  • Stroke

  • Incontinence

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Asthma



Body Mass Index BMI

BMI is a person's weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared. The Nation Institute of Health defines normal weight, overweight and obesity according to BMI.

If you would like to know more about weight loss surgery or if you are an eligible candidate, you can discuss it with your healthcare practitioner for a referral