The bariatric service at Musgrove Park Hospital has been running since 2003. It is the largest obesity and metabolic surgery service in the South West, performing approximately 250 operations a year.
The health outcomes of people with obesity can be improved by changes in lifestyle, medication and surgery. The Tier 3 medical team and the Tier 4 multidisciplinary teams work closely to carefully assess each individual and tailor a treatment plan to optimise an individual’s health by weight loss, careful treatment of other associated conditions and, if appropriate, prepare them for surgery in the safest possible environment.
Tier 4 Weight Management (Bariatric Surgery): https://www.tsft.nhs.uk/wards-and-departments/departments-services/bariatric-surgery/
British Obesity Patient Support Association (BOSPA): http://www.bospa.org/
The Bariatric Group (Southwest Bariatric): https://thebariatricgroup.co.uk/
NHS Choices: https://www.nhs.uk/