Obesity Surgery (Public Clinic)

This clinic reviews patients who wish to consider weight loss surgery. The clinic is run in conjunction with a dietitian.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) >40kg/m2
  • BMI >35kg/m2 with the presence of an obesity related comorbidity (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnoea)·
  • No drug/ alcohol dependency ·
  • No uncontrolled/ poorly managed psychiatric illness
  • Likely to comply withdietary guidelines and long term follow up
  • Age between 18 - 65
  • Patients need to clearly fit the above criteria to be eligible.

Referral

GPs are encouraged to used the Victorian Statewide Referral Form.

Investigations to be sent with the referral:
Any relevant pathology/ imaging
All referrals must include a current BMI

Box Hill Hospital

Address

Outpatients Department, Ground Floor, Nelson Street, Box Hill

Contact

P 9895 3352 and 9895 3353
F 03 9839 6733

Hours

Tuesday Mornings

Car Parking
2 hours meter cared parking
Public Transport

Train to Box Hill Station

Bus service to hospital