The company was founded in 2003 by Dr David Ashton who, after a lifelong interest and five years intensive research, launched the company with a medically supervised weight management programme that drew on best practices from all over the world. The medical programme continues to serve patients to this day, now under the name Slim Without Surgery,and in the years since surgical programmes have been added including gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and the ESG (non-surgical sleeve).
Our company has a vision and that is: ‘To develop and deliver lifelong weight loss solutions to help people manage their weight and improve their health and quality of life’
Sitting behind this vision is a philosophy that is captured in the bullet points below:
- Obesity should be regarded primarily as a health issue
- Managing one’s weight in today’s environment is a skill to be learned, and it can be learned,
- Everyone has the capacity to change
- We will base our decision making on the best available data (we don’t follow fads, We follow the data)
Although written over 15 years ago, they still apply today.
In 2003 we had one clinic in Edgbaston and this is still the location of our Head Office. We have added clinics all over the country since then and now see patients in London, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Southampton, Maidstone, Nottingham and elsewhere. Our network continues to grow, and we expect to add more locations so wherever patients are in the country they are close to a Healthier Weight centre. We are proud to work with many of the country’s leading bariatric (weight loss) surgeons, including Mr Rishi Singhal, Mr Jamie Kelly, Professor Franco Favretti, Professor Siba Senapati, Mr Jambulingham and Mr Jez Hayden, to mention just a few.