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
Welcome to our new President, Prof David Kerrigan
Study to investigate how weight loss surgery impacts on pregnancy outcomes
There is good evidence to show that weight loss, bariatric, surgery has many health benefits including lower rate of diabetes, heart disease and death. Pregnancy following bariatric surgery is associated with a less chance of developing blood pressure problems and diabetes in pregnancy but at the expense of higher chance of having a small baby and/or deliver prematurely.
At Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, our specialist clinic is skilled at looking after women with previous weight loss surgery. We are currently conducting a study to investigate how weight loss surgery impacts on pregnancy outcomes in order to improve the care of these women and their babies. The study provides extra surveillance including fetal well-being scans. If you are currently pregnant and would like to receive additional information about our specialist clinic, please follow the link: https://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/services/maternity-obstetrics/pregnancy-choice
BOMSS 11th Annual Scientific Meeting
Aberdeen, January 2020
David’s story – with Professor Kerrigan
Position statement on OTC supplements
COP 2016/17 has been published
Shaw Somers writes in the Daily Mail about the benefits of bariatric surgery
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