Prof J Proietto at Research Week

Departments

The Weight Control Clinic

Austin Health's Weight Control Clinic is one of the few services in Australia that combines both medical and surgical treatments for obesity.

The Clinic treats the most complex cases of obesity. In many cases, obesity can be treated by your general practitioner. See more on referrals.

Obesity is a genetic disease. When a person is obese, their genes make them feel hungrier than other people do, and less satisfied after eating. This makes it very difficult to lose weight. 

Treatments focus on what evidence shows to be effective at reducing the hormonal drive to eat. Doctors who work in the Weight Control Clinic are also researchers within the Diabetes and Obesity Research Group at The University of Melbourne's Department of Medicine at Austin Health. They are at the forefront of global research efforts to better understand how obesity is caused and treated.

 

Clinic times

Weight Control Clinic - 9:00am Friday
Endocrine Centre for Excellence,
Level 2, Centaur Building,
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

Referral required


Weight Control and Diabetes Clinic - 1:30pm Monday
Endocrine Centre for Excellence,
Level 2, Centaur Building,
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

Referral required