Bariatric Surgery

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Martin James Keatings

Dear Tayside NHS Board,

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

In particular I am seeking NHS Tayside 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 Tayside);

Would NHS Tayside proceed with said surgery?

Yours faithfully,

M. Cook

TAYSIDE, Infogovernance (NHS TAYSIDE), Tayside NHS Board

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TAYSIDE, Infogovernance (NHS TAYSIDE), Tayside NHS Board

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Reference: IGTFOISA4561
Please find attached response to your request under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
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Kind regards
NHS Tayside Information Governance Team
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Dundee
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