NHMRC Guidelines

“Bariatric surgery is more effective in achieving weight loss in adults with obesity than non-surgical weight loss interventions.”

Bariatric surgery should be:

  • Included as part of an overall clinical pathway for adult weight management
  • Delivered by a multidisciplinary team (including surgeons, dietitians, nurses, psychologists and physicians)
  • Planned with continuing follow-up

NHMRC Guidelines recommend bariatric surgery for people with:

BMI above 30 plus• Poorly controlled Diabetes, plus
• An increased cardiovascular risk
BMI above 35 plus• Type 2 Diabetes
• Heart Disease
• High Blood Pressure
• Heartburn
• Asthma
• High Colesterol
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
• Stress Urinary Incontinence
• Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
• Degenerative Joint Disease
• Urinary Incontinence
• Fatty Liver Disease
• Gout
BMI above 40Regardless of your health
Indications for Surgery