Weight loss surgery in Shropshire more than trebles

A spokesman for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust said: “In selected cases, bariatric surgery can assist with weight loss.

“It is a decision that should not be taken without serious consideration as it has appreciable risks and is by no means a cure.

“Bariatric surgery produces a substantial amount of weight loss, which can be vital in achieving life-long weight management, and it can significantly reduce the risk of serious health complications.”

The spokesman also confirmed that because Shrewsbury and Telford & Wrekin is a designated centre for bariatric surgery, the Trust now receives referrals for patients from within the county and beyond.

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