Bariatric Surgery Registry

Gold Coast Private Hospital contributes to the Bariatric Surgery Registry (BSR), which is run by Monash University and located near the Alfred Hospital in Victoria.

BSR is funded by the Commonwealth government of Australia as well as industry support from private companies. BSR is supported by ANZMOSS (Australia and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society).

The BSR is approved by the Royal Australasia College of Surgeon and is a very important part of surgical audit and peer review.

BSR is a registry that monitors safety and standard of bariatric surgery done in hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. The registry aims to improve the quality of care provided to bariatric patients.

Apart from individual surgeons or hospital, patients are also encouraged to participate in the BSR to study the long term results of bariatric surgery, especially with the amount of weight loss and the improvement in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Patient participation is voluntary and they can opt out anytime.

The hospital data recorded and captured include:

  • Total number of bariatric procedures performed for each bariatric surgeon
  • The number of procedures with complications in the first 90 days
  • Adverse events which include return to theatre, hospital re-admissions or unplanned ICU admission are recorded
  • Length of stay in hospital

The patient data recorded and captured include:

  • Name, age, demographic details
  • Type of bariatric surgery
  • Weight, height, BMI
  • Effect of bariatric/metabolic surgery on Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Average percentage of total body weight loss 1 to 3 years after surgery (with hopefully 10 year follow up)