How long does it take to get a gastric bypass on the NHS?

How do I get a gastric bypass on the NHS and how long is waiting list?

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How long does it take to get a gastric bypass on the NHS?

Getting weight loss surgery on NHS is possible when patients meet the following criteria:

  • having BMI over 40 or BMI over 35 with some other diseases resulting from obesity (e.g. hypertension or type 2 diabetes)
  • having tried losing weight through diet and exercises
  • being mentally prepared for life-long changes, recovery, follow-ups in the future.

Once people are qualified, they are put on a waiting list. The waiting time depends on the country, region, number of people on a list. Usually, these are several months of waiting, however, it is also common to wait a year or more for the surgery. On the other hand, it may happen that the surgery is in a few weeks (usually for people whose health condition is so bad that a longer waiting may cause a patient’s death). Due to a long waiting time, more and more people decide to have a private surgery abroad (the cost is much lower and there is no waiting time).

You can read more about bariatric surgery on NHS HERE.

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