Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Bariatric Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2022;7(1):3434.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 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3434


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

Cite the article

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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