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Doctors’ warning as NI patients airlifted for life-saving treatment after surgery in Turkey

Patients suffered complications after having bariatric surgery in Turkey and had to have life-saving treatment

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Consultant Graeme Macaulay

Consultant Graeme Macaulay

Dr Michael McKenna . Credit: Liam McBurney

Dr Michael McKenna . Credit: Liam McBurney

Warning: Medics have warned over risks of travelling abroad for bariatric surgery. Credit: Clara Molden

Warning: Medics have warned over risks of travelling abroad for bariatric surgery. Credit: Clara Molden

St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Credit: Dan Kitwood

St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Credit: Dan Kitwood

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Consultant Graeme Macaulay

Patients have been airlifted from Northern Ireland to London for last-ditch life-saving treatment following weight loss surgery in Turkey, it can be revealed.

Medics have warned of the catastrophic and life-threatening complications they have encountered in patients who have travelled abroad for bariatric surgery.


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