Weight Loss Surgery Overview
Body weight is measured by Body Mass Index – Measure Your BMI
Obesity surgery may be suitable for adults who have
- BMI of 40 or greater (massive obesity)
- BMI of 30 to 35 or greater when it is combined with a significant health condition that could be improved through surgery (diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea syndrome, joint disorders, etc.)
Such patients should have attempted, without success, to lose weight by non-surgical means (including nutritional and physical activity) over several months, and present no contraindications to surgery (e.g. alcohol abuse) or to general anaesthesia.
Surgical options for obesity are explained in detail in our patient information booklet