Overweight and obesity are an increasing problem in patients with neuromuscular disorders, of which myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) are the two most common types in adulthood. In consultations we often hear that patients suffer from the excess of weight, experiencing the overweight as an extra burden on their (already weak) muscles. When lifestyle interventions have not been effective, bariatric surgery has proven to support obese persons to lose weight [1]; however, the experience with bariatric surgery in patients with neuromuscular disorders is limited to a single case report [1].

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