Severely obese patients must put forward their own case for weight-loss surgery in the latest round of NHS cuts in the UK. Panels of NHS officials will have to approve individual patients case by case as the health service faces increasing pressure to save money. The move comes despite guidance from the National Institute for
If you’re a new visitor the website and are researching the ways to combat your obesity then the guest feature below will help. It explores the ways that we can consider to reduce our weight on a practical everyday level and has some good ideas to put into practice whilst pre-op. If many of these
GUEST POST: I am currently in Rio de Janeiro, speaking at the 21st World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders – IFSO 2016. As Lee Kaplan from Harvard University reminded the audience, obesity is a disease of energy homeostasis, where everything seems to be
It does appear, and now it has been confirmed, that there has been an increase in revisions after bariatric surgery. Why? How many? What have been the outcomes? How can we prevent poor outcomes? These questions and are more were discussed at a recent obesity summit. It’s important that we look at failed outcomes
Following on from our previous features on the gastric sleeve (see here and here) often the next question most patients ask is how much weight will I lose, how fast and when will I see the results? Here are some answers ….