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International Bariatric Club

The International Bariatric Club (IBC) is currently the third largest bariatric organisation after the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Brazilian Society for Bariatric Surgery. In 2008, the concept of the IBC was born through the visions of Dr Tomasz Rogula, Assistant Professor of Surgery (Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA), Dr. Raul Rosenthal, Professor of Surgery (Cleveland Clinic, Florida, USA) and Dr. Philip Schauer, Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Fellowship experiences

The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA is considered one of the leading bariatric surgery units in the world. Haris Khwaja was selected after competitive interview whilst a Fourth Year SpR for the one year Advanced Laparoscopy/Bariatric Fellowship commencing from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. Here, he writes about his experiences.

eBook launch

The ebook series Bariatric Nutrition Essentials evolved after years of patients asking Sally if there were recipe books available for people undergoing bariatric surgery. We know anybody can write a recipe book. There are thousands on the market, even some aimed at those who have had weight loss surgery. So how is this series different? In this series Sally has combined appetising, healthy and simple recipes, the knowledge of a dietitian and many of the lessons learned from working with bariatric clients over the years. 


National Bariatric Surgery Registry

The First National Bariatric Surgery Report is the first comprehensive, prospective, nationwide analysis of outcomes from bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The report is the result of the data collected by the National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR). The outcomes from the report were presented for the first time at the Royal College of Surgeons’ ‘Improving performance through outcomes’ seminar on 13th April 2011. Mr Richard Welbourn (Taunton, UK) who authored the dataset and is the lead author of the report began by outlining the stark reality of obesity epidemic in...

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, according to a major study on how three important heart disease risk factors have changed across the world over the last three decades.

Book launch

Gastric Band and Beyond - maximise your weight loss is a unique book designed to be a motivator, a comforter and an inspiration for those struggling with their weight. It is a modern-day survival guide that will allow you to shed the pounds and maintain your weight loss, giving you energy and a new lease of life.


There is a wealth of literature out there in the medical world about the details and outcomes of weight loss surgery but actually the operation is only a small junction on the long, tortuous road to successful weight loss.

Understanding the obesity disease

In a Keynote Address at the inaugural British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS), held in London (January 2010), Professor Gerhard Prager (Vienna, Austria) discussed “Innovation and quality in bariatric surgery”. In his presentation, he highlighted how important it was that the bariatric community established standards to ensure the quality of procedures and patient outcomes.

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