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Healthier Weight: Obesity surgery centre and weight loss treatment in Harley Street, London

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Changing lives forever: Helping you achieve your healthier weight.


Healthier Weight at the Princess Grace Hospital in London, close to Harley Street is exclusively devoted to the management of overweight and obese patients - weight loss is all they do. No other healthcare organisation in Europe provides such a comprehensive range of weight management services.


The company was formed in 2005 by Dr David Ashton after a lifelong interest and intensive research into effective weight management models around the world. Healthier Weight strongly believe that

  • Obesity should be regarded primarily as a health issue

  • The environment  has a huge impact on an individual's ability to control his/her weight

  • Managing weight in today's environment is a skill to be learned

  • Everyone has the capacity to change


Healthier Weight have helped thousands of patients to lose weight and change their lives forever. These patients say that deciding on a weight loss provider can be difficult.


Here's why you can trust Healthier Weight for weight loss treatment

  • Peace of mind: Healthier Weight are recognised as weight loss experts. Healthier Weight have been chosen to train NHS doctors in gastric band aftercare.

  • Unrivalled expertise: Healthier Weight's reputation means they can choose to work exclusively with the world's finest and most experienced bariatric surgeons such as Professor Franco Favretti.

  • Weight loss results: Weight loss is all that Healthier Weight do. So you will benefit from their concentrated experience and care.


Dr David Ashton, Obesity Physician
Dr David Ashton, Obesity Physician

Obesity surgeons and and bariatric specialists: in Harley Street, London and across the UK

Healthier Weight is different to many other providers in that they offer continuity of care that is managed by a physician. This means that you will be seen by Dr David Ashton BSc MD, PhD at your initial consultation and your care will continue to be managed by Dr Ashton throughout your aftercare.  This physician-led care, rather than surgeon-led care, ensures that you receive the treatment and care that is right for you, not that suits an individual surgeon. It also means that Healthier Weight's medical and patient care team can build a lifelong relationship with you and understand how best to help you, as an individual, achieve your weight loss goals.


With over 25 years experience in weight management, Medical Director Dr Ashton is one of the UK's most respected weight loss experts. The author of numerous articles, scientific papers, and book chapters, he is a regular contributor to national and international scientific conferences. He has also made numerous television and radio appearances and frequently lectures on a wide variety of medical topics.


Healthier Weight was started by Dr David Ashton because he felt the medical profession did not treat overweight and obese people well. “Too often patients are made to feel it’s their fault that they have a weight problem.  We don’t blame patients – we help them.”


The Healthier Weight team includes specialist health educators who provide individual support and long-term care to both medical and surgical patients and some of the most experienced obesity surgeons in Europe.


Healthier Weight video

View a video about obesity / weight loss surgery


  • Want to know more about the services available at Healthier Weight?
  • Do you want to see a video testimonial of a recent Healthier Weight patient?


Healthier Weight has produced a video testimonial of a recent patient who underwent obesity treatment. She talks about the treatments she had and the service Healthier Weight provided.


View the Healthier Weight Video here.



Prof Franco Favretti, Obesity Surgeon
Prof Franco Favretti, Obesity Surgeon

Professor Franco Favretti – Obesity surgeon and weight loss specialist

Professor Favretti works exclusively for Healthier Weight. He is highly regarded in the obesity surgery field and known as the father of gastric banding.  He is on the GMC Specialist Register and has performed more than 5,000 bariatric procedures.  Prof Favretti was the first surgeon in Europe to perform single incision laparoscopic gastric banding (SILS) through the umbilicus (belly button) giving a no-scar operation.  He performed the first SILS operation in the UK in February 2009.  His colleague Dr Gianni Segato works closely with him.




Healthier Weight results
Helen lost 6 stones with a gastric band from Healthier Weight

Widest range of obesity surgery


Obesity surgery options include gastric balloon, gastric banding including SILS and Easyband, all types of gastric bypass including Roux-en-y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch; bilio-pancreatic diversion (BPD) and Bandinaro, an operation that combines both the gastric band and gastric bypass.


Book a consultation at Healthier Weight's Harley Street obesity clinic now


Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programme


The Healthier Weight behavioural programme combines a fast weight loss low calorie diet, physical activity and behaviour therapy.  Average weight loss is 3-4 lbs per week.  Find out more...


Weight loss nutritional products

Formulated by Dr David Ashton, Weight to Go is a range of delicious, low calorie foods which can be delivered straight to your door.  Portion controlled, microwaveable meals with no preservatives, they provide fast, safe, effective weight loss.  Lose weight with Weight to Go.   The range includes wholesome meals and soups and there’s also a variety of shakes and energy bars to give you a treat without jeopardising your weight loss.


Contact details for the Harley Street Centre

Healthier Weight, London
The Princess Grace Hospital
42-52 Nottingham Place


Telephone 0800 073 1146

Email:  privatehealth@healthierweight.co.uk 

Web:   www.healthierweight.co.uk







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