Guy's and St Thomas' centre for obesity
Diabetes and endocrine
3rd floor, Southwark Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Bariatric coordinator tel: 020 7188 7188 (extension 52892)
Tel: 0207 188 1912
The unit is a service for local patients but we can accept tertiary referrals from anywhere in the UK.
Referrals can be sent via the electronic referral service (e-RS) and this is our preferred method of receiving referrals.
Bariatric surgery ( tier 4)
The unit can accept patients with obesity meeting NICE clinical guideline criteria for bariatric surgical intervention. Patients may be suitable for surgery if they have:
- tried appropriate non-surgical measures such as tier 3 weight management but has not achieved or maintained adequate, clinically beneficial weight loss
- BMI 30-35kg/m2 with recent onset type 2 diabetes
- BMI of 40kg/m2 or between 35-40kg/m2 with other significant disease that could be improved if they lost weight (eg type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure)
- BMI of more than 50kg/m2. In this case bariatric surgery is the treatment option of choice.
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