Letters Weight loss surgery

The safety and transformative power of bariatric surgery

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4979 (Published 05 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4979
  1. David Kerrigan, bariatric surgeon1
  1. 1Phoenix Health and University of Chester, PO Box 54, Ruthin LL15 9AQ, UK
  1. phoenix.health{at}btconnect.com

Bariatric surgeons realise that the zeal for performing what we see as life transforming surgery is not shared outside the specialty. Non-surgeons often perceive such operations as “drastic” or “barbaric.” The BMJ’s choice of a blood and …

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