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Key questions on bariatric surgery

Module summary
Mr Richard Welbourn, consultant bariatric surgeon, answers questions on criteria for obesity surgery, which procedures are carried out in the UK and how bariatric surgery can help with comorbidities.
Learning objectives

This module will update you on bariatric surgery, including:

  • Referral criteria
  • Short- and long-term problems that can occur after surgery
  • Which medications patients are typically prescribed following surgery
  • What follow-up patients are entitled to on the NHS if they have a procedure overseas

Mr Richard Welbourn is a consultant surgeon in Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset, and chair of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry committee. He is also surgical lead in the By-Band-Sleeve RCT, and was a member of the development group for the NICE obesity guidance CG189.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Very helpful
Omid Entekhabifard
Dylan Reid
long winded needs to be more brief or text needs breaking up and illustrated with cases.
Farah Bede
Rather one sided
Martin Holt
very good very informative
Keshaw Mall