For Referrers

For Referrers2022-03-03T13:43:56+11:00

As your patient’s primary medical professional, it’s important for us at Northern Bariatrics to work in partnership with you to ensure a positive long-term outcome. Successful, permanent weight loss requires ongoing lifestyle changes and we recognise the significant role that a patient’s GP has to play.

Is your patient suitable for bariatric surgery?

When you refer your patient to Northern Bariatrics they will undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to ensure the patient is an appropriate candidate for bariatric surgery.

Northern Bariatrics uses the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners guidelines for bariatric surgery.

  • With a BMI greater than 40
  • With a BMI greater than 35 and one or more obesity-related illness
  • Who have tried non-operative weight loss solutions without long-term success
  • In certain circumstances, patients with lower BMI may be candidates.

How to refer

A referral letter can be sent directly to us using the following methods:

We will contact your patient(s) to book an appointment once the referral has been received.

Online Referral form

Patient name
DD slash MM slash YYYY

BMI is not relevant if you are under 18 years or pregnant.

Your BMI is

Answer the questions below and we can contact you to discuss your treatment options

Tell us about any other health issues

If you do not meet the BMI or weight criteria, you still may be considered for surgery if your BMI is over 30 and you are suffering serious health problems related to obesity.

Do you have either of these serious health concerns?

Have you experienced any of the following Health Risks Associated with Obesity?

BMI is not the only criteria

Something here about lifestlye or how long you’ve been trying to lose weight and what you’ve tried.

Tell us if you any of these apply to you

What is your outlook on weightloss?

Readiness to begin your wieghtloss journey is important.

How committed are you to your weightloss journey?

Fill in your details to to have these results sent to you.

If you choose we can share information about your health, medical history and lifestyle with our team who will determine whether you are a candidate for weightloss surgery.


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