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BOSPA (British Obesity Surgery Patients Association) was launched in December 2003 to provide support and information to the thousands of patients in the UK for whom obesity surgery can provide an enormous benefit.
BOSPA is a national patient charity (Reg No: 1110041); run by patients, for patients.
BOSPA aims to empower you:
- Empower you with information about what obesity surgery involves. We want you to participate actively in the decision about whether obesity surgery, and which operation, is right for you. BOSPA information is based on published medical studies and not on individual ideas and experiences, so you can be confident it is independent, unbiased, honest and relevant to the UK.
- Empower you with access to surgery services. We can help you find a surgeon (NHS or private) near where you live, or one skilled in a particular procedure. We work closely with obesity surgery teams, hospitals, health management organisations and political groups to improve patient access to obesity surgery services and to provide high quality care.
- Empower you with education about how to achieve your desired result from surgery. Education starts by setting realistic goals for your weight loss and health improvement. Understand how to prepare yourself for surgery. Learn about nutrition and how to eat healthily after your surgery and how to increase your exercise and fitness levels as your BMI falls. And be informed about how to recognise complications and when to seek medical help.
- Empower you with support along your journey. Getting together with others who are having the same treatment and providing mutual support are keys to success. It is the sharing of information about the little things that often makes a big difference. BOSPA co-ordinates a growing network of local support groups and we also provide telephone and email support to individuals who don’t have access to a local group.
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