Surgery for obesity helplines

Information and advice for people needing more information about surgery for obesity

NHS Choices – Surgery for obesity

Weightloss surgery

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, has been found to be an effective treatment in some obese people. However, it is only available on the NHS if your obesity is affecting your health, and other treatment options have been tried and have not worked.


BOSPA (British Obesity Surgery Patients Association) provides support and information to the thousands of patients in the UK for whom obesity surgery can provide an enormous benefit.

Weight Concern

The charity is committed to developing and researching new treatments for obesity. It is also working to increase the availability of the successful treatments it has pioneered in the UK via self-help programmes, self-help support groups and family based childhood obesity treatment.

Weight Wise

An independent site, managed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), with unbiased, easy-to-follow hints and tips - based on the latest evidence - to help you manage your weight for good. It will help you take a look at your current eating habits and physical activity levels, and offer a practical approach to setting your own goals for lifestyle change.

British Nutrition Foundation

Promotes the wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based knowledge and advice on the relationship between diet, physical activity and health.