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 One or more of the following:

  • 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 40
  • Regardless of your health