GP can often help recommend an appropriate bariatric surgeon in your local area
but the internet can also be a useful source of information.
are a number of private bariatric companies that you can choose from - you can
read testimonials from patients on most of these websites.
Dr Foster website (www.drfosterhealth.co.uk) allows you to search for
consultants near you who specialise in obesity surgery and can show you
performance data for hospitals around the UK.
This can be very helpful in deciding on where to go for your surgery.
have a look at the weight loss forums online.
People who have had bariatric surgery in the past are an excellent
source of information about the surgeon, hospital and follow up.
of going abroad for your surgery - although they may offer surgery at a cheaper
price, it is best to make sure that you have surgery in a location where you
have easy access to follow up.