Bariatric Surgery

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

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Martin James Keatings

Dear Borders NHS Board,

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

In particular I am seeking NHS Borders 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 Borders);

Would NHS Borders proceed with said surgery?

Yours faithfully,

M. Keatings

Freedom of Information, Borders NHS Board

Thank you for your enquiry. We will reply promptly and, in any event, a response will be sent no later than 1 February 2018.

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Please find attached a response to your recent FOI application.

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