Getting Started With Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is a specialist procedure which requires a referral from your GP to one of our Bariatric specialists which you must bring with you to the first appointment.
Make sure you check that your Health fund covers Bariatric surgery (Sleeve item No. 31575) and bring your Medicare or DVA card in with you too.
After the initial consultation and discussion of surgical options your surgeon will usually recommend a period of reflection before booking you for the assessment phase. We aim to see people at least three times before their surgery.
This will include:
- Team assessment day with a dietician, exercise physiologist and bariatric assessor
- Pre-op consenting visit with your surgeon a few days before your scheduled surgery
- Post-op follow up. Usually 10 days after surgery with your surgeon, dietitian and the support and education coordinator.
If you haven’t already, please contact your GP for a referral to see one of our specialist surgeons for your initial assessment. If you have any questions at all about getting started with bariatric surgery, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help you.
More information for country patients.