Nuffield Health: Gastric banding surgery, gastric bypass surgery and weight loss services in the UK
If you have continually struggled to control your weight and are looking for a professional weight management service then contact Nuffield Health.
Nuffield Health provides a fully comprehensive GP/Specialist led weight management service which tailors treatment to the individual. Weight management methods range from diet/advice through to drug therapy and surgical options. If you have a serious weight problem and you have exhausted all other approaches then gastric banding or gastric bypass surgery at Nuffield Hospitals might be the solution for you.
Why choose Nuffield Health for obesity surgery?
Nuffield Health is very experienced in helping patients with a high BMI (body mass index). Their specialist staff and consultants pride themselves on treatment that considers all aspects of your health and lifestyle. The procedure and supervised two-year follow-up programme are designed to help you lose weight and keep it off.
Your safety is just as important to Nuffield Health, as the success of the surgery is to you. During your course of treatment, they make sure that you have all the medical support you need.
Also as Nuffield Health is a not-for-profit organisation, they reinvest money straight back into their hospitals, to improve services and facilities for you. Therefore you can expect the very highest standards maintained throughout their hospitals.
Gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery - Is suitable for you?
Losing weight is an individual challenge, different for every person and considering an operation is a big decision. Since no two bodies are alike, no two people receive the same treatment from Nuffield Health's team of experts. The obesity surgery specialists work closely with you to develop a plan that's tailored to your health and weight loss needs. They will answer any questions you have about weight loss surgery and listen to you and guide you through every part of the treatment.
Carrying extra weight can increase the risk of health problems including diabetes; heart disease; stroke; steoarthritis; high blood pressure; gallstones; infertility and depression. Surgical weight loss procedures can offer safe and effective means of helping you reach and maintain your target weight, and allow you to enjoy a better quality of life by following a structured and supervised programme.
Nuffield Health weight loss surgery treatment might be suitable if you :
Are over the age of 18
Have been overweight for 5 years or more
Show a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35+ and you have one or more medical conditions that would be improved by weight loss
Made serious attempts in the past with other weight loss techniques
Would be willing to make substantial changes to your eating habits and lifestyle
Agree to be monitored by our specialist team after your surgery for a minimum period of two years in order to achieve and maintain your weight and lifestyle goals
The treatment programme might not be right if you:
Have severe and complicated medical problems
Are addicted to alcohol or drugs
Do not agree to comply with the eating guidelines and follow up programme
Weight loss surgery isn't a quick-fix option. With Nuffield Health it's the basis of a weight management programme that can help you shed excess pounds, and keep those pounds off by changing your approach to eating. Read more...
Gastric banding and gastric bypass consultation
At your outpatient visit, you will chat to their team of obesity surgery specialists (consultants, nurses and dieticians) who will look after you throughout your treatment. They can help ease any worries you have. You will have the chance to ask any questions you may have thought about before your visit, or simply ask any that spring to mind on the day. Their aim is to make sure that you are fully informed before deciding whether to go ahead with your weight loss surgery.
Your appointment can take up to two hours and you can bring a friend for support. Sometimes further tests maybe needed on the day, or you maybe ask you to come back another day, and reasons for the extra tests are fully explained.
You will have the same consultant all the way through your stay. He or she will meet you at your outpatient visit, and will also see you when you are in hospital, and perform the operation. Your consultant will continue to look after you until you return home from hospital, and will also see you for four or five appointments as part of your aftercare. Read more...
Gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery in the UK
Both gastric banding and gastric bypass can be performed in most cases by keyhole surgical methods. The amount of weight loss after surgery depends on both the type of operation and the programme agreed between you and your specialist. The amount of weight you want to lose is just one of the many factors that make up the decision about which operation is right for you.
The operation involves placing a silicone band around the top part of the stomach, which creates a small pouch that controls the amount of food that can enter your stomach. Patients with gastric bands feel full after eating a smaller amount of food than would have previously been the case. The rate at which the food passes through the band into the stomach is determined by the inner diameter of the gastric bands. The more the band is inflated the narrower the exit of the pouch becomes and the slower it empties. Over time the decreased food intake makes you lose weight. Patients usually spend just one night in hospital and return to work in a couple of weeks.
Gastric bands help to re-educate your eating habits. It is not a magic cure but a tool to help you lose the weight by yourself. If you work with the band you will lose weight. If you eat too much you will simply regurgitate. You will need to work out for yourself what your limits are and always remember to avoid soft or liquid calories and eat your meals slowly.
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If a greater amount of weight loss is desired, and you are suitable to accept the higher degree of risk involved in this surgery, a gastric bypass may be the preferred option.
The gastric bypass involves separating the stomach pouch from the rest of the stomach, which is then joined to part of the small bowel to allow the stomach to empty directly into the pouch. As the stomach and much of the small bowel is bypassed, less food is absorbed.
Gastric bypass operations are usually performed using keyhole surgery but sometimes it is necessary to perform a standard operation instead. A gastric bypass is a more major operation and you can expect to stay in hospital two nights and be off work for around four weeks afterwards. Careful monitoring of your condition is required on a permanent basis.
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How to get obesity surgery with Nuffield Health?
To get further information on weight loss surgery, call them on 0845 603 4346 and arrange a confidential consultation at the hospital most convenient for you.
You can also fill in their online enquiry form for gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery.
You are welcome to familiarise yourself with the hospital environment before your admission or treatment date. If you would like to visit the hospital, please call 0845 602 9262 and they will be pleased to arrange a suitable time to show you around.
Nuffield Health Headquarters
40 - 44 Coombe Road
For your nearest Nuffield Health hospital, call 0845 603 4346
Head Office tel. 0208 329 6200.
Email: Online enquiry form
Website: Nuffield Health
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