Am I eligible for an Obesity Procedure?

There are internationally agreed patient criteria for performing weight loss surgery that are based on BMI measurements. The best way to find out if you are eligible for surgery is to make an appointment for an assessment with Dr Reza Adib.

You may be eligible for the Gastric Sleeve or Lapband procedure if you identify with one of the following conditions: 

  • BMI of 35 and above, with or without associated obesity related illnesses such as back pain, diabetes, sleep apnoea, knee and joint problems, to name a few.
  • Patients who have tried supervised dieting programs & dietary education without success.

However If your BMI is between 32-35, Dr Adib will carefully assess your medical history, age & your family history of obesity & associated serious illnesses.  He will then consider your particular case before making a decision about your eligibility for surgery.

You may be eligible for the Bypass if you identify with one of the following conditions: 

  • BMI of 35 and above, with  associated obesity related illnesses such as chronic reflux and diabetes(type 1 and type 2).

You may be eligible for an Orbera Balloon if:

  • BMI of 27 and above.
  • Patients who have tried supervised dieting programs & dietary education without success.

I do not have private health insurance, can I still have a procedure?

Yes. Dr Adib performs uninsured weight loss procedures such as the Sleeve Gastrectomy, Orbera Balloon and Lapband. These procedures are performed at Private hospitals only. Dr Adib is a Brisbane based bariatric surgeon who accepts patients from all over Australia. Patients also have the option to access their super to fund the Sleeve and Lapband.

I do not have private health insurance, can I still undergo the Bypass?

Yes. Dr Adib perform the gastric bypass procedure on uninsured patients. For this type of procedure you will need to come in for an assessment with Dr Adib as this procedure is performed on a case to case basis.

What should I do now?

If you feel you are eligible or you would simply like to discuss this further, we encourage you to contact our team to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

Do I need a referral to see Dr Adib?

Yes you do require a referral to see any specialist. This can be obtained by your GP.

What happens after my appointment?

If you decide that you would like to go ahead with a procedure the surgeon will book in a surgery date that suits you. After this consultation, his team will go through all the information regarding your procedure and any book necessary appointments. 

If you are wanting to access Early Release of Superannuation for the procedure, the team at Brisbane Obesity Clinic will guide you through the whole process. Click here for more information.

Successful treatment for obesity involves continued treatment, guidance & support.  We will continue to work closely with you to firstly find the best regimen for you, to provide a supportive environment for you to continue to lose weight & establish new ways of living & to ultimately help you to achieve your weight loss goals.

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