This is a specialist tier 4 bariatric surgery service provided by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Gastric bands, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy services are available. Post-operative surgical, dietetic, nursing, anaesthetic and psychological interventions and management of post-operative complications and medical emergencies related to bariatric surgery are included. Assessment and provision of revisional bariatric surgery for people who have regained weight post-surgery are also available.
It is available to adults with a BMI of greater than 35 with weight related co-morbidities, or adults with a BMI of greater than 40 and no co-morbidities. You must be referred from a tier 3 service (having spent 6 months undergoing the tier 3 intervention, and having achieved 10% weight loss). Post-operative referrals must be made by your GP.