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Obese people in Wales being ' denied' access to weight loss treatments

Obese people in Wales are being denied access to life saving treatments, according to a leading group of surgeons.

The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society has said morbidly obese people have been told to gain weight to qualify for bariatric surgery.

The Welsh government said a new criteria for surgery would be introduced shortly following a review in 2013.

Les Price, 44, from Brynithel, Blaenau Gwent, is 37st. He said he has been turned down for surgery to reduce his weight three times.

Jonathan Barry, consultant bariatric surgeon at Morriston Hospital in Swansea and a member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, spoke to Oliver Hides.

Obese 'denied' life saving treatment

  • 25 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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