FAQ
Log In
Friday 9th December 2016
News
 › 
 › 

Gastric bypass operations risen six-fold

24th August 2012

Figures from the NHS Information Centre have revealed a dramatic increase in gastric bypass surgery in the last five years.

The operation costing between £8,000 and £14,000 was carried out 5,407 times last year, compared to 858 procedures in 2006/07. There is also a rise in the number of gastric band procedures – costing £5-7,000 - being carried out with 1,316 operations conducted in England in 2011/12, which is twice as many as in 2006/07. Experts say the gastric bypass is among the “clinically effective and cost-effective procedures.”

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2016