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
The case for more bariatric surgery is made – time and again
We welcome the call by experts in diabetes for surgery to be recognised as a standard treatment option for Type 2 diabetes, based on a wide body of evidence, including 11 randomised trials. Economic studies also show that the treatment can be cost-effective. This supports the day-today experience of bariatric surgeons and nurses across the UK in recent years that surgery is cost-effective and gives people back their health.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious health condition so it is essential that all effective treatment options are available – and this includes surgery. Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to serious complications such as blindness, amputations
Bariatric surgery ‘a treatment for diabetes’ – http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/current
More weight-loss surgery is needed say experts:
BOMSS responds to the HSCIC report into obesity-related hospital admissions: http://www.bomss.org.uk/news/
Diet Sheet and patient resources – update http://www.bomss.org.uk/news/
New statistics on obesity, exercise and diet
Guardian story on the work of Council Member Mr Sean Woodcock – click here
BOMSS 2017 – We will be in Staffordshire! Watch this space.
IFSO 2017: Get involved:
BOMSS 2016 Scientific Meeting Platinum sponsors
BOMSS 2016 Scientific Meeting Gold sponsors
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