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Obesity Service

 

Referral Criteria 

  1. The patient has a BMI of 40kgs/m2 or more, or a BMI of 35-40kgs/m2 plus other significant disease that could be improved with weight loss.  
  2. Non surgical measures must have been attempted for at least 6 months but have failed to achieve or maintain clinically beneficial weight loss. 

The phrase of “significant disease that could be improved with weight loss” could encompass:

  • Hypertension
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Osteoarthritis of Weight Bearing Joints.

 

In Cornwall all patients are seen by Dr D Browne at RCHT in the Obesity Clinic prior to referral for Bariatric Surgery.