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Aftercare & Support
Weight loss surgery is the first part of a long process, aftercare is the key to your success.Find Out More
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?
Weight loss surgery can help many people but it is not recommended for everyone.Find Out More
In the UK, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) have published criteria for those considering weight loss surgery .National Institute for Clinical Excellence
In order to be eligible you must:
- Be over the age of 18
- Demonstrate that all appropriate and available non-surgical measures have been adequately tried but have failed to maintain weight loss
- Have a genuine desire to overcome your obesity problems and demonstrate full commitment to finally getting your weight under control
- Fully understand both the benefits and the risks of weight loss surgery
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 to 39 with other obesity related health problems
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above Calculate your body mass index (BMI) here
You should not drive for 2-3 days after surgery.
It is important you understand the risks associated with weight loss surgery. Your surgeon will make sure you are fully informed and committed to make changes before you sign terms and conditions.
Obesity is a disease, being seriously overweight is a great risk to your health, surgery does carry risks, however, far outweighs the risk of you doing nothing.
Laparoscopic weight loss surgery carries some risks and complications but on the whole is regarded as a much safer procedure with a quicker recovery rate and reduced pain, infection risk and anaesthetic time than that of open surgery.
See weight loss procedures we offer for further information on the risks associated with each weight loss surgical procedure.
Following your surgery you will be asked to follow a post operative regime to allow the stomach to recover from surgery and to enable your body to adjust to a new digestive process.
Knowing what to eat is one thing…. Being able to do it can be a whole different ball game….. you will start to eat normal food again , albeit smaller portions. You will also need to make some changes to your eating habits.
We know how challenging this can be.
99.9% of the patients we see did not get to the weight they were before their operations because they were hungry!
We truly understand how and why some people ‘use’ food as a crutch and know that this has nothing to do with greed and gluttony.
Our Health educators and Dieticians actually do ‘get’ where you’re coming from and are passionate about supporting you through your journey, understanding your needs, and getting you through those days when you really feel you can’t cope on this roller coaster journey.
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- Loans for full cost of treatment
- Straight forward application process
- Prompt decisions
- Payments made direct to hospital
- Interest-free loan plan
- Administration fee of £95
Why We're Different
- Access to a team of specialist bariatric nurses – expert medical advice and regular medical reviews
- Access to the hospital out of hours service
- Access to a dietician - expert nutritional advice on making the most of the procedure you have chosen to have
- 2 x-ray adjustments and up to 6 clinical adjustments
- Access to your surgeon as clinically indicated
- Access to support groups for patients
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