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
GUEST FEATURE: We have a global epidemic in our midst. All over the world, people are blurting out things that they know are wrong. The latest, startling example comes from the UK National Health Service (NHS) in North Yorkshire. Last week, local administrators announced plans for explicit weight discrimination in healthcare.
It’s always good news when we see research that indicates a remission of certain ailments and diseases after WLS. Here’s another study that indicates WLS may reverse obesity associated premature ageing – something more to celebrate!
There are a number of misconceptions surrounding weight loss surgery, here we detail 10 key facts that you should be aware of if considering surgery. 1. Bariatric patients are on average morbidly obese In 2014 the average BMI for UK patients at the time of their bariatric surgery was 48.8. A
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