The noise coming at a person considering metabolic and bariatric surgery can be deafening. Intense emotions about these procedures can influence personal decision making and even the scientific literature. The best antidote is to focus on the facts. A new study in PLOS Medicine provides a well-validated set of nine key outcomes for metabolic surgery.
I do get the occasional query about age restrictions on surgery and whether past a certain age you should simply forget about the option of bariatric surgery. The NHS may well have some arbitrary guidelines and it may well be true that private surgical groups do too but many only admit to judging each
I‘m frequently asked what surgeon do I recommend; what should I check for; and what constitutes the right set-up for bariatric surgery? There are many, many answers but I often reduce it down to reputation and experience, locality/accessibility and after care. Cost if self-funding is also bound to have some impact. It seemed sensible to