Patient Journey

Patient Journey2022-03-14T15:08:55+11:00
About obesity

Obesity is a treatable disease that is a worldwide health concern associated with having an excess amount of body fat. It is caused by genetic and environmental factors and can be difficult to control through dieting alone. Obesity is diagnosed by a healthcare provider and is classified as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

Bariatric surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for those living with severe obesity and for some living with obesity combined with other obesity-related conditions. These procedures are recognised for the metabolic and hormonal changes that have a role in hunger (wanting to eat) and satiety (feeling full). They also play a role in the improvement and/or resolution of conditions that can occur as a result of obesity and severe obesity.

Bariatric surgery is a recognised and accepted approach for both weight loss and treatment of many of the conditions related to obesity. However, not everyone qualifies for bariatric surgery. There are certain requirements people must meet in order to be a candidate for bariatric surgery.

patient journey
About surgery

Is weight loss surgery the answer for you?

Obesity is a complex health disease.

There’s no denying that Australia is facing an obesity epidemic, but the factors that contribute to weight gain are many and varied.

Long work hours, increased access to fast foods, and sedentary lifestyles all contribute, as do genetic factors.

The challenge of losing weight can be very difficult for many people. Northern Bariatrics knows that many patients try their best with making dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes, only to find they can’t achieve the desired results.

Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is a proven and effective treatment pathway for many patients to lose weight and overcome obesity-related health complications.


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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