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Surge in North Yorkshire Patients Referred for Obesity Surgery

Surge in North Yorkshire Patients Referred for Obesity Surgery

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:55am 3rd September 2010.

Figures collated by GP Magazine show the number rose from 67 to 127. It comes amidst arguments about whether the procedure is cost effective.

The North Yorks PCT say they've developed specialist criteria to decide if people are suitable for surgery.

 

Here is a link to regional figures for the number of people undergoing what's known as bariatric surgery - to tackle obesity..

 

http://offlinehbpl.hbpl.co.uk/NewsAttachments/OCH/Bariatric.pdf

 

 

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