Welcome to Healthier Weight!
Since 2003 we have helped thousands of people to lose weight and change their lives forever. Our reputation for excellence is built upon a decade of excellent weight loss results and is only possible because we are weight loss specialists, it's all we do! This means that on every step of your weight loss journey, you are guaranteed support and care from a team of experienced weight loss professionals, leaving you to focus on enjoying your new life. More on how Healthier Weight is different
The History of Healthier Weight
Healthier Weight provides the gold standard for diagnosis, treatment and management of overweight and obese individuals in the UK. Founded in 2003 by Dr David Ashton
, our guiding philosophy is that obesity surgery is emphatically not a cosmetic procedure and should be undertaken not only to help people lose weight but also to improve overall quality of life and weight related co-morbidities such as diabetes, heart disease, various forms of cancer.
Weight Loss Programmes
Initially Healthier Weight offered a medically supervised behavioural programme designed for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-30 which used a specially developed range of weight loss products branded as Weight to Go. Our success stories
show that some individuals lost over ten stones (60 kgs) on our weight loss programmes.
As the prevalence of obesity rose, Healthier Weight undertook obesity (bariatric) surgery and we now offer gastric balloon
, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
(gastric band surgery), gastric bypass
, sleeve gastrectomy
, biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) and duodenal switch
. Our obesity surgical offering is, however, constantly reviewed and refined to include new developments.
We only use expert obesity surgeons with Professor Franco Favretti
as our lead bariatric surgeon. Franco Favretti has a world class reputation in the field of obesity surgery, having defined the laparoscopic gastric banding technique adopted by surgeons worldwide today. Professor Favretti also pioneered the single incision gastric band procedure
through the umbilicus, leaving a 'No Scar' result.
Your procedure is an investment in weight loss and the return on that investment hinges on the quality of your aftercare. Put simply, good and safe long term weight loss requires expert aftercare, particularly following a gastric band procedure. The skills and experience from our specialist weight loss team ensure that you receive the medical care, nutritional advice and lifelong support that you need to succeed, that's why Healthier Weight patients experience better weight loss results
. Our patients are not just a name or a number, they are part of the "Healthier Weight family" and a patient for life.