The Weight Assessment & Management Clinic

Led by Professor John Dixon

The Weight Assessment & Management Clinic is designed to assess and manage patients with any of the following:

  • Chronic weight problem, with repeated episodes of weight regain after successful weight loss or repeated failed weight loss attempts.
  • Severe obesity (BMI >35 kg/m2).
  • Medical conditions related to obesity (e.g. Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, polycystic ovary syndrome, depression, obstructive sleep apnoea, liver dysfunction, impaired physical capacity).
  • Past bariatric surgery, requiring ongoing care.
  • Considering bariatric surgery.

Patients may see the Physician or a Dietitian for their initial assessment.

Each patient is managed according to their individual needs, history and preferred treatment strategies. The following treatment options can be discussed and are offered:

  • Dietary/lifestyle programs, including very-low energy diets.
  • Pharmaceutical treatments.
  • Devices to assist with weight loss.
  • Referrals to other specialists for associated medical conditions.
  • Surgical options, including:
    • Pre-operative assessments.
    • Referral to an appropriate surgeon.
    • Ongoing post-operative medical and dietetic care (for patients referred by the clinic and for those who have undergone surgery in the past).