Bariatric Surgery Registry

Registry custodian:Professor John McNeil
Head, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Registry contact: Ms Brooke Backman
Phone: +61 3 9903 0725
Clinical lead:Professor Wendy Brown
Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Monash University
Purpose / aims: The Bariatric Surgery Registry aims to:
  • record the immediate safety of bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand
  • study longitudinally the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand
  • track key health changes following bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand
Population captured: The BSR is a population-based registry which aims to measure outcomes for patients undergoing bariatric surgery across surgical practices in Australia and New Zealand.
Outcomes collected:
  • Clinical quality indicators – defined adverse events in perioperative period, mortality and reoperation in primary patients over 10 years
  • Clinical outcomes in primary patients (over 10 years): excess weight loss and changes in diabetes treatment
Funding sources:
  • Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Commonwealth Government, Department of Health
  • Industry Partners – Applied Medical, Coviden and Gore