About us

About the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

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 and to guide commissioning and policy for the use of obesity surgery in the UK.

We welcome feedback and suggestions from BOMSS members about this website. Email info@bomss.org.uk with your views.


  • Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
  • International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

Partner Societies

  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS)
  • Society for Obesity and Bariatric Anaesthesia (SOBAUK)

BOMSS Council

Mr Shaw Somers President
Mr James Byrne Treasurer
Mr Vinod Menon Secretary
Professor David Kerrigan President-Elect
Mr Peter Small
Mr Chandra Cheruvu Industry lead
Mrs Cynthia-Michelle Borg
Mr Marco Adamo
Mr Ahmed Ahmed
Mrs Mary O’Kane AHP Representative
Mrs Maureen Boyle AHP Representative
Professor Rachel Batterham AHP Representative
Ms Corinne Owers Trainee Representative
Mr Stephen Fenwick AUGIS, ex-officio
Past BOMSS Presidents 2015-17 Mr Roger Ackroyd
2013-15 Mr Richard Welbourn
2010-13 Professor Alberic Fiennes, London
2007-10 Professor John Baxter