The results of a questionnaire survey on obesity surgery sent to 970 consultant general surgeons working in the United Kingdom National Health Service are presented. The response rate was 37%. There were 38 surgeons actively practising this surgery. The majority were performing a gastric procedure, mostly gastroplasty, but some did gastric bypass or banding. Three were doing the biliopancreatic bypass. Most surgeons were doing less than 10 operations a year. A total of 109 expressed an interest in attending a UK symposium and 59 would participate in a UK Bariatric Register. This practice, though only a small part of UK surgery, is larger than expected.