You should discuss your options for managing your weight with your GP. They can talk to you about whether weight loss surgery is the right option for you.
You need to be referred to our service by a medical doctor – your GP will usually do this. You’ll be asked to fill in the Bariatric Surgery Health Questionnaire as part of your referral.
If you don't live in the Capital and Coast region, you GP needs to send your referral to your home DHB. If you home DHB approved the referral, they will send it to the Wellington team.
All referrals are scored against the National Prioritisation Scoring System. Referrals that score above the threshold will then be considered for publicly funded weight loss surgery.
GPs can refer you using this form.