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Friday 19 July 2019
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Siba Senapati
Professor Siba Senapati, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Salford Royal

Tackling obesity and diabetes to give patients a healthier future

Tackling obesity and diabetes to give patients a healthier future will be at the top of the agenda at a Salford Royal study day.


The event is aimed at physicians, surgeons, GPs and AHPs who are all invited to hear presentations from experts on obesity and the debilitating conditions associated with it such as diabetes, kidney disease and sleeping disorders.


Salford Royal is the only bariatric centre in Greater Manchester and surgery includes gastric bands, gastric sleeves or a gastric bypass.


Professor Siba Senapati, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Salford Royal and chairman of the Greater Manchester Obesity Awareness and Support Group, has organised the event and said bringing healthcare professionals together is a key factor in tackling this increasing problem.


He said: “At Salford Royal we are performing bariatric surgery on up to 300 patients every year, and this number is increasing all the time.


“Obesity has a significant impact on the quality of an individual’s life and there are a number of co-morbidities associated with it such as diabetes and sleep apnoea, which can all be improved if we tackle this issue in the right way.


“Often a patient can benefit from physical exercise, medication or a better lifestyle while for others, surgery is the best and only option available to them. By working together with our GP colleagues, we can ensure that we select the right patients for the right approach.”


Prof Senapati will be joined on the study day by healthcare colleagues from across Greater Manchester discussing various topics including ‘is obesity a psychiatric disorder?’, ‘ethnicity, culture and diabetes’, and the ‘current innovative medical management of obesity’.


Prof Senapati added: “If we can tackle the problem of obesity successfully we will not only help to reduce the cost of medication and treatment in the NHS but most importantly, our patients will benefit from an improved outcome and ultimately, a better quality of life.”


The free study day will be held on Tuesday 10 July, at Salford Royal. To register, go online www.doctorsacademy.org or contact 0161 456 7828 or Jodi.ellison2@srft.nhs.uk

 

A full schedule and details of the speakers presenting at the event is included in the attachment below.