The Alfred's Upper GI Unit performs bariatric surgery for patients thoughout the state. With an obesity epidemic threatening the health of Australians, baritatric surgery is one way to tackle the problem.
There is significant evidence that all bariatric procedures can help people lose around 50 per cent of their excess weight safely and keep it off with consequent improvements to health and longevity.
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We require the following forms to be completed in full in order to process any referral to this service.
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Weight-loss surgery at no cost to patient
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The Alfred is one of few public hospitals in Australia to offer weight loss surgery at no cost to the patient.