MBSA Weight loss Program Overview

Undergoing bariatric surgery is a life-changing experience that requires a careful consideration of your overall health as well as understanding non-surgical alternatives. Our program provides a personalized experience using a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that surgery is safe and that you reach your weight loss goals.

If you are struggling to lose weight after multiple attempts, are over the age of 18 years old and are willing to making a lifelong commitment to your health, bariatric surgery may be for you. 

The process begins by attending an on-line or in-person informational meeting that provides the necessary details about surgery, our comprehensive approach and the need for medical follow up. Afterwards, you will undergo a medical, dietary and psychological evaluation. Our multidisciplinary review committee will evaluate all of your records and create a personalized plan for your specific risks of surgery as well as the expected amount of weight loss you may achieve at 1 year. 

 

Step 1: Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Use the BMI Calculator on the right: 🡺

To qualify for weight loss surgery:

You should be 18 years or older.
There is no maximum age for surgery

Your BMI should be:

40 or more
or
35 or more
in association with
 one of weight-related illnesses such as:
Diabetes
High blood pressure
High Cholesterol
Sleep apnea
Asthma
Heart disease
Arthritis
Acid reflux

Please Note:

If you have BMI more than 30 and suffering from Metabolic Syndrome especially type2 Diabetes you may qualify for Metabolic-Bariatric Surgery after being properly assessed

Please Note:
Due to higher complication rates, your BMI must be less than 65 to be considered for surgery. 
 


Step 2: Learn more by attending an Informational Session

It can be done here on-line or in person.

If you would like to do it online, watch the Info Session video below.
Take Notes! 
You will need to take a quiz after watching the entire video!

 
 


If you would like to attend an info session in person please call 03 9013 0896 to schedule.


Step 3: Fill out a Health History Questionnaire


The Road To Surgery

 
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Insurance Requirements/Financial Support

Your insurance carrier may have additional requirements prior to bariatric surgery. Please contact your insurance provider for more details. 

Uninsured person should contact us for a quote.

You may be able to use your Superannuation or even your partner's superannuation to cover your costs.


Referral letter from your Primary Care physician


You will need to have a referral letter from your GP but if you don't have one, please contact us on 03 9013 0896 and we will make an appointment for you to see one of our Bariatric GPs.


After Surgery Care and Follow Ups

Dietician Care Plan: Dietary program + Food Choice training

Daily Exercise program

Psychologic Care Plan


Life Long MBSA support