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Are PCPs in England prejudice against bariatric surgery?

Primary care practitioners (PCPs) may be prejudiced against bariatric surgery, according to the results of a small survey conducted in England. The study, thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, concluded that that PCPs have low referral rates for bariatric surgery, lack confidence and support managing bariatric surgery patients, and are not well informed regarding the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery.

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