Access to bariatric surgery for some obese individuals in the United Kingdom should improve dramatically following new guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
The new recommendations stress that individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg/m or more who have recent-onset type 2 diabetes should be offered an expedited assessment for bariatric surgery.
“This is a really positive step and acknowledges that this patient group will also benefit,” Dr. Rachel Batterham (University
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