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 an assessment questionnaire before you are referred.
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.
When your GP refers you, your referral will be assessed by the DHB closest to where you live, before the referral is sent to the team at Wellington Regional Hospital.
Each referral is reviewed and scored against a national scoring system so that referrals can be prioritised.