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


NBSR show how bariatric surgeons give patients their lives back and save healthcare costs

I am delighted to announce publication of the second report by the National Bariatric Surgery Registry – and equally pleased that it highlights our increasing success in helping people control their weight and improving their health.

The evidence is becoming clearer all the time: in many cases bariatric surgery is the right choice for many people who have severe and complex obesity. It improves their quality of life and often enables them to achieve things that had become impossible.

It is also clear that surgery saves the NHS precious resources. This report provides clear evidence that real savings can be made very quickly.

The NSBR is the major source of information on the effectiveness of weight loss surgery in the UK. The latest report includes figures on 16,956 primary operations and more than 1,327 planned follow-up procedures.

In his foreword, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS, gives his seal of approval to our work. He points out that obesity and bariatric surgery are rapidly rising up the NHS agenda as a consequence of social and lifestyle choices, and adds: “As in all branches of medicine, prevention is better than cure, but this report clearly demonstrates that when required, bariatric surgery is effective and safe.”

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Read an extract from the NBSR: Extract_from_the_NBSR_2014_Report

The Scientific Programme for BOMSS 2015 can he seen here   

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/

BOMSS 2016: The 2016 Scientific Meeting will be held will be held in Cardiff! http://www.visitwales.com

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


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