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Obese nation not receiving the right help

The Hospital Group - obesity surgery

With more than a million people in the UK classed as severely and morbidly obese, it‘s clear that Britain is in the middle of an obesity epidemic which shows little signs of slowing down.

 

New research into the matter has shocked and worried specialists with weight loss experts warning that the wrong people are receiving weight loss surgery whilst others, who are in desperate need of the surgery, are missing out on its benefits.

 

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has revealed that of the 1,010,000 morbidly obese people in the UK there is only about 230,000 people who are both eligible and willing to have the surgery and fewer than two per cent of these people will actually receive any weight loss treatment.

 

Bariatric surgery can permanently induce major weight loss for those that are clinically obese and in 90 per cent of cases ‘cure’ diabetes.

 

Amongst serious weight loss, a gastric bypass or gastric band actually pays for itself within three-and-a-half years due to reduced drug costs and hospital admissions not to mention the individual’s renewed energy and efforts as a result of the weight loss.

 

Those who are worried about their weight and appearance should come for a consultation with leading weight loss surgery providers, The Hospital Group.

 

David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “Many people struggle to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle but a gastric band, gastric bypass or gastric balloon can help to shed excess weight. In fact the obesity surgery procedures can dramatically alter a person’s lifestyle, helping them to not only lose weight but to achieve a much healthier future.

 

 “This research shows that people who need help now may not be able to get it by waiting. This latest news is just another reason why people should seek an effective weight loss solution with The Hospital Group.

 

“The Hospital Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.”

 

Since The Hospital Group was established in 1992, it has grown from a small pharmaceutical company to one of the UK’s foremost cosmetic surgery providers. The Group is committed to providing the very highest standards and all procedures are performed by an expert medical team in state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none.

Obesity surgery news : 2 September 2010