For Surgeons

How to become involved in the Bariatric Surgery Registry

The Bariatric Surgery Registry provides a great opportunity for surgeons to contribute to the continued safety and quality of bariatric procedures in Australia.

Once the database is mature, registry staff will be able to provide individual surgeons with an annual report providing numbers of each procedure, weight loss outcomes, diabetes impact and adverse events benchmarked against the totals for Australia. These reports will be entirely for your benefit, and the results will not be made public. The only public report will be a summary document of all procedures across Australia.

If you are interested in contributing your patient data to the registry, the first step is to complete the surgeon registration form (PDF, 0.22 MB)

Following the submission of your registration form, our ethics officer will contact you to confirm your interest and details. The ethics officer will then begin the ethics application to your hospital site by liaising with the nominated Human Research Ethics Committee.

Once ethics approval is obtained, registry staff will send you a hospital package including patient flyers and a registry poster; these items will help to align your site with the registry. We will also include copies of the data forms so you can begin collecting patient data.

For questions or concerns regarding the ethics process at your nominated hospital site, you may contact (Australia) or (New Zealand).