Am I a Candidate for Surgery?
You may be a candidate for surgical weight loss if you have been unable to achieve a health body weight for a sustained period of time and are experiencing negative health effects related to being obese. Australians with a BMI over 40, or over 35 with medical complications such as diabetes, will generally benefit from weight loss surgery. Patients who undergo successful weight loss surgery need to be motivated. It is important to understand that surgery is not “the easy way out”, in fact it is only a powerful tool to help you along your weight loss journey. A long term commitment to dietary and lifestyle changes is required to get a long-lasting result.
BMI Range Chart