Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Having weight loss surgery may be one of the biggest
decisions of your life - so you’ll want to get it
Ramsay Health Care offers a range of weight
loss surgery across the country, all carried out by specialist
surgeons and teams. But before you meet the team and decide what is
right for you we want to give you information about the sort of
procedures we carry out and what you can expect.
People become overweight because they are consuming more
calories than they use up through exercise and everyday life. These
extra calories are stored in our body as fat so they can be used up
later - but people who consume more calories than they use up each
day will gradually put on weight. As our lifestyles have become
less active and fewer people do physically demanding jobs, being
overweight has become more common.
Many overweight people will find it difficult to exercise or
even to move around normally - which will further reduce the amount
of calories they use up. And many people with weight problems find
it difficult to control their appetite - the normal mechanisms
which will tell them they are ‘full’ after a meal may malfunction
and they may continue to eat.
In the long term, increased weight can damage your health
contributing to everything from infertility to type II diabetes. It
can also affect people’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Many
people are advised to lose weight by their GP but find this
difficult, even if they diet or try to exercise more. If they
become seriously overweight then, over time, this will increase the
risk that they suffer from diseases linked to weight.