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Abdominal and Bariatric Surgery

Useful links and research articles

Abdominal Surgery

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons 
Association of Upper Gastrointenstinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland

Bariatric Surgery

British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) 
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
National Bariatric Surgery Register
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
The European Association for the Study of Obesity

Documents and resources

Abdominal surgery

Borggreve, A. S., Kingma, B. F., Domrachev, S. A., Koshkin, M. A., Ruurda, J. P., van Hillegersberg, R., Takeda, F. R. and Goense, L. (2018) ‘Surgical treatment of esophageal cancer in the era of multimodality management’, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1434, pp. 192–209. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13677.

Klein, A. P. (2019) ‘Pancreatic cancer: a growing burden’, The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, 4(12), pp. 895–896. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(19)30323-1.

Lagergren, J., Smyth, E., Cunningham, D. and Lagergren, P. (2017) ‘Oesophageal cancer’, The Lancet. Elsevier Ltd, 390(10110), pp. 2383–2396. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31462-9.

Maule, D., Boccola, M., Lord, R. V, D., M., M., B. and R.V., Lord (2017) ‘Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma: A Patient and Physician’s Perspective’, Oncology and Therapy. (Maule) SydneyAustralia: Springer Healthcare (E-mail:, 5(1), pp. 79–84. Available at:

Maynard, M., Chadwick, G., Varagunam, M., Brand, C., Cromwell, D., Riley, S., Crosby, T., Michalowski, J. and Napper, R. (2017) ‘National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit 2017’, The Royal College of Surgeons England, p. 103.

McGuigan, A., Kelly, P., Turkington, R. C., Jones, C., Coleman, H. G. and McCain, R. S. (2018) ‘Pancreatic cancer: A review of clinical diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and outcomes’, World Journal of Gastroenterology, 24(43), pp. 4846–4861. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i43.4846.

Michalowski, J., Salvador, A. and Napper, R. (2018) ‘Commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit 2018 An audit of the care received by people with Oesophago-Gastric Cancer in England and Wales 2018 Annual Report’, (March). Available at:

Bariatric surgery

Obesity. Identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults. 2014. NICE Guideline (CG189).

Weight management: lifestyle services for overweight or obese adults. Public health guideline [PH53]. 2014.

Management of Obesity. A national clinical guideline. SIGN. 2010.
Appendix 7. Guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs): Clinical Guidance: Surgery for Severe and Complex Obesity. NHSE. 2016.

Appendix 9. Guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs): Service Specification Guidance for Obesity Surgery. NHSE. 2016.

NICE pathways. Surgery for obese adults. 2019. or attached PDF

British Obesity Metabolic Surgery Society endorsed guidelines for psychological support pre- and post-bariatric surgery. Ogden, J., Ratcliffe. D. Y Snowdon-Carr. 2019. Clinical Obesity, Volume 9, Issue 6.

Practical Recommendations of the Obesity Management Task Force of the European Association for the Study of Obesity for the Post-Bariatric Surgery Medical Management. Busetto, L., Dicker, D., Azran, C., et all. 2017. Obes Facts;10:597-632.

Interdisciplinary European Guidelines on Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Fried, M., Yumuk, V., Oppert, J-M., et al. Obes Facts 2013;6:449-468

Physiotherapy works for Obesity. CSP.