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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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.

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