Bariatric Surgery

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

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Martin James Keatings

Dear Lanarkshire NHS Board,

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

In particular I am seeking NHS Lanarkshire 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 Lanarkshire);

Would NHS Lanarkshire proceed with said surgery?

Yours faithfully,

M. Keatings

Brownlie, Linda (SC) - Communications, Lanarkshire NHS Board

Dear Mr Keatings,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information legislation and is receiving attention. I shall contact you further when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Linda Brownlie

Linda Brownlie| Freedom of Information Officer | NHS Lanarkshire |  : 01698 858110 |  :

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Smyth, Bob (KRK) - Communications, Lanarkshire NHS Board

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Dear Mr Keatings


I attach the response to your recent request for information.  If you have
any further queries regarding the response please do not hesitate to
contact me.


Yours sincerely


Bob Smyth





Bob Smyth

Freedom of Information officer

NHS Lanarkshire

Kirklands Hospital

Fallside Road


G71 8BB


01698 855591


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