Am I Eligible?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple way to tell if you’re a healthy weight for your height. Waist measurement is a good indicator of fat around your organs. Together, these measures can give you a good idea of your health risks.

When surgery is an option

People who are overweight and/or have a high waist circumference are at increased risk of:

  • Several types of cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

What’s your Body Mass Index?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple way to tell if you’re a healthy weight for your height. Waist measurement is a good indicator of fat around your organs. Together, these measures can give you a good idea of your health risks. To calculate your BMI:

  • Weigh yourself wearing light clothes and no shoes if possible
  • Have someone measure your height standing against a wall and facing straight ahead
  • Check your BMI with the BMI calculator here.

You can find out which type of weight loss surgery is right for YOU by phoning us on (03) 9466 7799 to make an appointment with one of Melbourne’s leading Weight Loss Surgeon & Gut Health Researcher, Dr Arun Dhir.

 

BMI Calculator

BMI calculator

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bmi chart to calculate if you are eligible

What’s your waist measurement?

To measure your waist, follow 4 simple steps:

  • Measure directly against your skin.
  • Breathe out normally.
  • Make sure the tape is snug the whole way around, without compressing the skin.
  • Measure around the narrowest point of your waist, roughly in line with your belly button.

 

bmi menMen

Lowest risk: below 94 cm
Increased risk: 94 – 102 cm
Highest risk: above 102 cm

 

Women

Lowest risk: below 80 cm
Increased risk: 80 – 88 cm
Highest risk: above 88 cm

Online Consultation Announcement

Dr Arun is cancelling all his elective surgery to preserve essential medical equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (the government ban takes effect on 1st April). Melbourne Gastro Surgery will be closed from Monday 31st March until futher notice. However, you may wish to speak to Dr Arun for any of the following reasons:

Review appointment: You may have had surgery with us in the past and wish to speak to Dr Arun. Please make sure you book a WLS REVIEW Consultation HERE

New Appointment for future Weight Loss Surgery: Please book a NEW Patient Consulation HERE

You can now book an online consultations with Dr Arun or contact us by email and we will get back to you at the earliest. Thank you to all our wonderful patients for graciously accepting this decision.

During this uncertain and challenging time, please look after yourself and stay connected to family and friends. Praying for a speedy return to normal life for everyone stay safe and let’s look after one another.

Dr Dhir and staff at Melbourne Gastro Surgery.

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