The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre, St Anthony's Hospital: weight loss surgery in Surrey
The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre is part of St Anthony’s Hospital, which is a leading independent hospital serving Surrey and South London. St Anthony’s is one of a small number of independent charitable hospitals in England and was founded in 1904 by the Daughters of the Cross.
With 91 beds, St Anthony’s is larger than most private hospitals, and they have a higher than normal level of medical staff.
The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre offers the full range of surgical weight loss treatments, including gastric banding, gastric bypass, duodenal switch and
sleeve gastrectomy, all of which can be performed laparoscopically. It is The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre's insistence on addressing the individual needs of each patient, that ensures they find the best treatment option for you and distinguishes them as one of the leading providers of bariatric care.
St Anthony’s Hospital has been caring for weight loss surgery patients for over ten years, and as such is fully equipped for this speciality to guarantee bed safety and comfort to very overweight patients. The experienced staff are sensitive to the concerns of larger patients that may present handling difficulties at the time of operation.
A central and defining aspect of the private treatment you will receive at St Anthony’s is the utmost importance given to addressing your individual and specific needs as you embark on your weight loss journey. The care you will receive will reflect The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre's understanding of obesity as a medical condition, with psychological and physiological implications that are unique to the individual.
The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre is fully equipped with specialist wheelchairs, beds, operating equipment, operating tables, and hoists. Their weight loss surgery services are tailored to your individual needs and you will receive proper aftercare and support so that you can go on to achieve sustainable and significant weight loss results.
St Anthony’s Hospital is among a minority of private hospitals and weight loss surgery centres offering Level 3 Intensive care. Their Intensive Care Unit (LINK to ICU site) is staffed by a resident anaesthetist and resident cardiac surgeon, as well as 8 other highly trained intensivists. 24-hour on-call cover is provided for patients in their care. The ratio of 1:1 intensivist nurse to patient care means that you can feel completely at ease about the level of care you will receive during and immediately after your operation. You will be in safe and highly competent hands.
In the twelve years that The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre has been established, they have found that a friendly and welcoming atmosphere encourages a patient-team bond that is crucial to successful weight loss. In light of this, the staff at The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre are dedicated to acheiving and maintaining such an atmosphere through a genuine kind and caring attitude to their work.
The close collaboration between eating disorder specialists and The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre's highly experienced surgical team enables them to address the psychological as well as physiological factors behind your weight problem – and the role that these factors will play in your weight loss journey.
The Surrey Weight Loss Surgery Centre recognises that obesity is a complex and distressing condition and has helped patients from all over the country and overseas in their weight loss and recovery of health.
Private hospital accommodation for weight loss surgery patients
83 single ensuite bedrooms with rapid response nurse call system, satellite TV, radio, telephone, electrically controlled beds
Eight bed Intensive Care Unit
Six High Dependency beds
On site accommodation for relatives of patients
The obesity service at St Anthony’s is provided by one of the most experienced multidiscipliary teams in the UK. The full range of surgical options for the treatment of obesity is offered including laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass with the added security of full critical care (level 3) on-site.
Gastric banding is a treatment involves a 'minimal invasive' operation to treat obesity which may last as little as 45 minutes. Through several very small incisions, a band, developed in Sweden, is situated around the extreme upper stomach, where it restricts food intake to small quantities, often through a natural feeling of fullness. The band can be tightened at any time after surgery, as agreed between the patient and the clinic team.
Proximal gastric bypass
The proximal gastric bypass procedure is a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive measures. The stomach is divided and stitched using very small staples to produce a smaller stomach pouch. The rest of the stomach remains in the body. The intestine is rearranged so that food enters it directly, bypassing both the rest of the stomach and the initial length of intestine. These are reconnected to the remaining intestine lower down (sometimes referred to as the “Roux-en-Y” procedure).
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
During a laparascopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure, the bulky part of the stomach is separated from the rest with a long staple line and removed, leaving a narrow tube of stomach connecting the gullet to the first part of the intestine.
Normal digestive continuity is preserved, but the capacity for solid food is seriously limited.
The part of the stomach that is removed is the part that produces the signalling chemical called ghrelin that is responsible for making people feel empty, so this operation usually also produces a reduction in appetite.
Bilopancreatic diversion by duodenal switch
Bilopancreatic diversion by duodenal switch: During this procedure the intestine is divided twice and re-connected so that food only passes through a very short section of the duodenum (first section of the small intestine) before reaching the lower intestine.
The bowel is reconnected so that bile and pancreatic juices are also diverted to enter the intestine lower down.
As a result there is a fixed limit to absorbing carbohydrate (starch) and fat. This imposes a fixed calorie intake capacity and so fixes the final weight.
Fixed price weight loss surgery
Fixed price surgery is offered at the discretion of the hospital and may not be available in all cases. Where it is not possible to offer a fixed price, the hospital will generally be able to offer a package price based on the expected length of stay with additional nights charged at a fixed rate.
Fixed price surgery includes nursing accommodation, theatre fees, doctors' fees, drugs and dressings as well as the cost of a pre-operative and a post-operative consultation. If your consultant thinks you need to stay in hospital a little longer than expected, then that is covered too up to a maximum period of 28 days.
For further information or a quote, please contact St Anthony's.
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