Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Weight Loss Surgery in the Elderly: Is This the Future?

Marston Hillier1, Melanie Dani2, Michael B Fertleman2, Sanjay Purkayastha3 and Louis J Koizia2*

1Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
2Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, Cutrale Perioperative and Ageing Group, UK
3Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK

*Correspondance to: Louis J Koizia 

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The UK population is ageing rapidly, and the proportion of people living with obesity is increasing. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke and cancer. Older patients are admitted for obesity related complications at a similar rate compared to younger patients. However, the operations for people over 70-years are extremely infrequent. In this scoping review we summarize the recent data on bariatric operations in people over 70-years and the possible risk benefit ratio of bariatric surgery for this population


Bariatric surgery; Frailty; Obesity


Hillier M, Dani M, Fertleman MB, Purkayastha S, Koizia LJ. Weight Loss Surgery in the Elderly: Is This the Future?. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3434..

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