Bariatric Surgery

Martin James Keatings made this Freedom of Information request to Lothian NHS Board

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The request was successful.

Martin James Keatings

Dear Lothian NHS Board,

I am seeking information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act with regards to NHS Lothian Clinical Guidelines with respect to the Roux en-Y gastric bypass procedure.

In particular I am seeking NHS Lothian policy on the requirements of progressing to surgery, specifically with regards to pre-operative weight reduction.

My question is:

If a person has a BMI high enough to warrant a gastric bypass; and
If the person suffers from comorbities, specifically type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea; and
serious disability prevents the person from obtaining a 5% weight loss (or weight loss target required by NHS Lothian);

Would NHS Lothian proceed with said surgery?

Yours faithfully,

M. Keatings

Pillath, Bryony, Lothian NHS Board

Dear Mr Keatings

Thank you for your email. Your request will now be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which requires that we respond to you within 20 working days.

We will therefore be required to send you a formal response to your request by 1 February 2018.

NHS Lothian’s policy on Freedom of Information requires all requests to be collated and responded to from the offices of Lothian NHS Board at Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

In the meantime if you have any queries about the way in which your request will be handled please contact me at the address below.

Bryony Pillath

Freedom of Information Officer and Committee Administrator
NHS Lothian Secretariat
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
0131 465 5676 (35676)

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Pillath, Bryony, Lothian NHS Board

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Dear Mr Keatings

 

I have attached NHS Lothian’s response to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

 

If you require anything else, please let me know.

 

Regards

 

Bryony Pillath

 

Freedom of Information Officer and Committee Administrator

NHS Lothian Secretariat

Waverley Gate

2-4 Waterloo Place

Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

0131 465 5676 (35676)

 

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