2015 OSSANZ Conference


OSSANZ Conference 2016


2016 OSSANZ Conference will be held at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney, Australia on the 27-28 October 2016.



Obesity - Are You A Candidate?

There are a number of widely accepted criteria which make a patient suitable for Bariatric or weight loss surgery:

  • Weight greater than 45kg above the ideal body weight for sex, and height.
  • BMI > 40 by itself or >35 if there is an associated obesity illness, such as diabetes or sleep apnoea
  • Reasonable attempts at other weight loss techniques
  • Age 18-65
  • Obesity related health problems
  • No psychiatric or drug dependency problems
  • A capacity to understand the risks and commitment associated with the surgery