1180r - Review of items for surgical treatment of obesity

Page last updated: 31 August 2018

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Surgical treatment of obesity

Description of Medical Condition

Clinically severe obesity is a condition generally defined as BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2, or between 35 kg/m2and 40 kg/m2where there are other major medical co-morbidities (such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer)

Reason for Application

To review the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for the surgical treatment of obesity

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


Consultation Survey


PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 341 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 721 KB)

Predicted versus Actual

Public Summary Document - March 2018 (PDF 434 KB)
Public Summary Document - March 2018 (Word 174 KB)

Meetings for this Application






29-30 November 2011
28-29 March 2018