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

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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
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Essentials of Bariatric Surgery

   Thursday 21 March 2019

The BOMSS Essentials of Bariatric Surgery flyer is taking place on the 21 March 2019 at the Centre for Medical Education, Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The course aimed at Core and early Higher Surgical Trainees, along with Allied Health Professionals new to bariatrics

Registration for members is free. Please ensure you include your membership number when registering to receive the relevant registration rate. You can register by clicking here.

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