Bariatric Surgery and Waiting List in the UK
The first thing that comes to our mind is what is Bariatric Surgery? It is known for performing various weight-loss surgeries. Bariatric surgery is done when people are not able to lose weight through diet and exercise. Gastric bypass is popular among various bariatric surgeries because it has fewer complications as compared to other surgeries.
There are various types of bariatric surgery
like Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS), gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, and intragastric balloon.
Proper diet and precautions need to be followed by the patient after getting the surgery done by the surgeon as non following the instructions lead to various side effects on the body so proper care is required.
Now, what about a waiting list in the UK for bariatric surgery that we should know to choose the proper clinic and country for the surgery?
For Bariatric Surgery
The person gets on the waiting list in the UK when the funds have been agreed, all the assessments got completed, the weight is stable, surgical procedure is decided by the surgeon.
The pre-assessment is done a month after surgery that is done by a pre-assessment nurse. This is done to check whether the person is fit for getting the surgery done and also patient can ask any question that he has in his mind related to surgery. If the person is overweight i.e. gaining weight.
There is approx 3 to 7 months waiting time when you book the appointment there. The person gets the surgery date before 2 months from surgery.
If a person cannot wait for the waiting list number they can choose another country for getting the surgery done as they can go to Turkey which is famous for its medical tourism and fast service with expert surgeons so it’s up to the patient’s urgency whether they can wait or not.