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

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Second round of data publication shows the continued success of bariatric surgery

I am pleased to announce the second annual publication of data on the performance of individual consultant surgeons who perform bariatric surgery across NHS England for the financial years 2012/13 and 2013/14.

Figures released by the National Bariatric Surgical Registry (NBSR) on behalf of BOMSS show 144 consultant surgeons contributing to the NBSR from 49 hospitals. There was 100% consent for publication from surgeons on the NBSR and the results revealed no potential statistical outliers for mortality or length of stay.

The total number of primary operations recorded was 5,419 for the financial year 2013/14. The average length of hospital stay for all operations was 2.6 days.

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Consultation Outcomes Publication: http://www.bomss.org.uk/consultant-outcomes-2014/

Call for abstracts for BOMSS 2015 opens 

BOMSS Guidelines on perioperative and postoperative biochemical monitoring and micronutrient replacement for patients undergoing bariatric surgery: http://www.bomss.org.uk/bomss-nutritional-guidance/

GP Guidance: management of nutrition following bariatric surgery: http://www.bomss.org.uk/nutritional-guidelines/

Position statement on Mini Gastric Bypass: http://www.bomss.org.uk/statement-on-mini-gastric-bypass/

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/

BOMSS 2016: The 2016 Scientific Meeting will be held 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.
http://www.bomss.org.uk/conference-courses/ifso-2017/

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