How big is too big?
The best way to determine if your body weight is healthy is to measure your body mass index. This standard measurement is now used by all medical professionals.
Weight is measured by your Body Mass Index (BMI), which is calculated by dividing your weight (in kgs) by your height (in metres) squared. A normal BMI is 18.5 to 24.9 for an adult. If you have a BMI over 40 or a BMI over 30 with a significant related health condition, your excess weight may pose a health risk.
That’s where we come in. We are a group of surgeons based in Greenlane, Auckland, who specialise in weight loss surgery. Also known as bariatric surgery, it is is the only current treatment that provides effective long-term weight control in the majority of severely obese patients.
You can measure your BMI using the calculator below. If you would like to know more, see the links at the top of this page.
If you want to make an appointment to talk to us, you do not need a referral from your GP. However, you may find it useful to talk to your GP first.