Who Is Gastric Banding Suitable For?

Lap Band Surgery assists those suffering from the medical, physical, and psychosocial effects of obesity. Associated problems often include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac Problems
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Certain Types of Cancer
  • Joint Degeneration
  • Social Isolation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Criteria for Lap Band Surgery

To be eligible for gastric banding surgery at WeightLoss Solutions Australia, we require patients to meet the following clinical criteria (exceptions may apply):

  • You must be at least 17 years of age, and no older than 75 years of age*
  • You must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 30 and above*
  • You have a history of failed weight loss attempts with diet and exercise
  • You are willing to access meaningful support from the clinical team at WLSA
  • Your are willing to adhere to medical, dietary, and behavioral advice

*Please note that these criteria are guidelines established in the interest of the patient; however, in circumstances that warrant a review of age and BMI limitations, WLSA reserves the right to assess each patient on an individual basis and may in certain circumstances approve a patient who falls outside of these clinical criteria for weight loss surgery. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

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