What is the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)?

We are a professional society of surgeons involved in obesity management. Membership of the society includes medical professionals and allied health professionals including specialist nurses, dieticians, psychologists and dieticians. BOMSS aims to promote the development of high quality centres for obesity surgery, to educate and train future obesity surgeons and practitioners…Learn More »

From the President


A busy few months lie ahead for BOMSS

BOMSS is heading into a busy autumn season.

 Thursday October 9 is the date set for the second round of surgeon data release when we will again report on in-hospital mortality data for primary and revision or planned second stage for the years 2012/13 and 2013/14.  Look out for the data which I am confident will put the work of bariatric surgeons in England in good light.

Although this remains a contested area – bariatrics more than many other specialities relies and thrives on the MDT, we are confident that our data will once again reflect the success of bariatric surgery.

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Latest news

Post-op poster for GPs: Council member Mr Sean Woodcock has produced a traffic lights poster for GPs to help them care for post-op patients: www.bomss.org.uk/primary-care-management-of-post-operative-patients/

Bariatric surgery section for PENG: Best practice guidelines written by BOMSS dietitians. http://www.bomss.org.uk/ahps/

BOMSS Sleeve gastrectomy diet sheet launched:  http://www.bomss.org.uk/ahps/

BOMSS 2015: The 2015 Scientific Meeting will be held at the Marriot Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle on January 22-23, 2015. Planning is already well underway! The meeting will be preceded by a Training Day on January 21.

We are also happy to announce that BOMSS 2016 will be held in Cardiff! http://www.visitwales.com

NBSR: The new NBSR report will be published in November.

IFSO 2017: Click here for more details and ways to get involved.

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