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We are one of the largest bariatric surgery units in Australia. We have provided public weight loss surgery for many years.
Surgery is known to be effective for managing obesity as well as for improving - and sometimes reversing - other medical conditions that are related to your obesity.
In most cases, our patients undergo changes that positively transforms their lives.
You may be able to have surgery if previous, non-surgical attempts at weight loss haven't helped you.
You will be cared for by a team that includes nurses, dieticians, psychologists, anaesthetists, and other doctors, as well as our surgeons.
Surgery is performed by the Upper GI & weight loss surgery team.
Effective 8 August 2022: Austin Health will continue the pause on the acceptance of bariatric services for a further 12 months.
We perform the following procedures:
We run the following clinics:
Surgeons, nurses and dieticians are involved in your care. Long term follow up is encouraged to help you achieve success, with appointments offered on an ongoing basis to help you maintain your weight.
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You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.
Find out how to refer your patient.
Access our referral guidelines and forms.
Referrals are triaged by clinical urgency.
Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency Department.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results. For more information see our minimum referral information requirements.
You may have your surgery at the Austin Hospital or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
Check the information you have received to make sure you know which hospital to visit. If you are unsure, call your surgical liaison nurse or contact us on the numbers below.
The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre
Level 2, Austin Tower
145 Studley Road Heidelberg
The Surgery Centre
Level 2, Centaur Building
300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe
Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084