Free Obesity Surgery Seminars

Due to COVID-19, all seminars are cancelled until further notice. If you wish to make an appointment and fit the following criteria, please phone the rooms to discuss.

Who qualifies for bariatric surgery?

Surgery is not right for everyone. Here are some of the things we will consider when evaluating whether you are suitable for obesity surgery.

Most importantly, the risk of obesity must outweigh the risks of surgery.

  • Age 16 to about 65 (ages outside this range will be considered individually)
  • Your BMI is 40 or above OR your BMI is 35-40 and you have a health risk associated with your obesity e.g. diabetes, high cholesterol etc
  • You are fit for anaesthetic
  • You have tried to lose weight through other methods
  • You do not have a serious, uncontrolled psychiatric disorder
  • You are not addicted to alcohol or drugs
  • You are willing to continue being monitored by the specialist team


We run free seminars lasting approximately 2 hours for people interested in obesity surgery.

These seminars are held every 2-4 weeks usually on a Wednesday evening  in Merewether and in Maitland. See available dates below to book your seat. Numbers are limited, please call to register.

Since the decision about whether surgery is appropriate or which operation to choose is not easy, attendance of a seminar is compulsory for all new patients, we strongly believe this is in your best interests.

Appointments will not be made for the doctor unless our seminar has been attended.

Seminar Dates - Merewether

These are free seminars on obesity surgery.

Souths Leagues Club
46 Llewellyn Street, Merewether. NSW 2291
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Wednesday29 April 20206:00 PMBook Seminar
Wednesday27 May 20206:00 PMBook Seminar
Wednesday24 June 20206:00 PMBook Seminar
Wednesday22 July 20206:00 PMBook Seminar
Wednesday19 August 20206:00 PMBook Seminar
Wednesday30 September 20206:00 PMBook Seminar
Wednesday14 October 20206:00 PMBook Seminar
Wednesday11 November 20206:00 PMBook Seminar

Seminar Dates - Maitland

These are free seminars on obesity surgery.

Maitland City Bowling Club.
14 Arthur Street, Rutherford. NSW 2320
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Wednesday18 March 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday15 April 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday13 May 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday10 June 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday8 July 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday5 August 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday2 September 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday28 October 20206:30PMBook Seminar
Wednesday25 November 20206:30PMBook Seminar


Bookings are essential as the venue and time may change and numbers are limited – please ring (02) 4058 4762 or email to book in. Seminars are free.

Where are the seminars held?


Souths Leagues Club
46 Llewellyn Street, Merewether. NSW 2291


Maitland City Bowling Club.
14 Arthur Street, Rutherford. NSW 2320

Note: Venue will change to a larger premises if bookings demand and participants will be advised accordingly.


There is plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. It is not necessary to have a referral to attend the seminar. If, after the seminar, you wish to follow up the possibility of having a procedure, you can make a standard appointment to see Dr Wright or Dr Budge. For this, you will need a referral.

Request & Download Obesity Surgery Info

  • Please fill in the form below to request the obesity surgery information and this will be emailed to you. Downloading and reading this information is a mandatory requirement prior to attending an appointment with us

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