Information for the public
Will you need to see a specialist about losing weight?
While many people get all the help and treatment they need from their GP or other members of the team at the surgery, your GP may refer you to a specialist if:
you need tests to see if there is a medical condition causing your weight problems
you have other medical conditions that need complex treatment
an operation or other specialist treatment might help you.
If your child needs to lose weight your GP may suggest they see a specialist for help with this, especially if they have another medical condition, or special needs (for example, a learning disability).