Ireland: 80,000 require bariatric surgery

An estimated 80,000 people are morbidly obese and require bariatric surgery in Ireland, the Irish Independent has reported.

According to the report, some 2% of the Irish population have a BMI>40. Dr Francis Finucane (Galway University Hospital), a consultant endocrinologist who specialises in obesity, has called for an increase in the number of bariatric procedures, a move which he believe would cut costs significantly.

"The prevalence of obesity in Ireland is pretty much the same as in England and the costs associated with it would be similar. We can't afford not to provide this intervention," he said.

Belgium Surgery Services is working togheter with Laya healthcare insurance for obesity/ bariatric surgery abroad.

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