NHS obesity operations up 500% in a decade

Telford Tops the Charts

Telford is in the National news once again as our residents have more gastric band ops than anywhere else in the UK according to this article in the Mail.

“John Loy, a bariatric surgeon at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shropshire, said: ‘It really is effective surgery. Conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnoea and hypertension are all resolved. Type-2 diabetes and its complications cost the NHS £14billion a year.”


NHS obesity operations up 500% in a decade

There were 6,438 gastric band procedures last year, up 520 per cent in a decade. Telford and Wrekin in the West Midlands perform the most gastric bypass procedures in England.

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  • April 25, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Not so many big people in Copenhagen. They’re big on cycling everywhere. I know that our terrain isn’t as flat as over there but encouraging wider bicycle lanes would be a start. Also think free access to our council’s sports centres should be part of our free NHS.


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