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Martyn Berrett

Covid-19 waiting lists – 10 million operations by Autumn

Reading Time: 2 minutes There were reports this week from NHS Confederations, one of the bodies that advises the Department of Health, that we are heading towards a backlog of 10 million NHS operations come autumn. That’s a tenfold increase since February this year – before the Coronavirus lockdown. It’s a scary number and means that people are going to be waiting longer for the operations they need. Although we

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Gastric band

What can I eat with a gastric band?

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we speak with people enquiring about weight loss surgery we regularly hear that having the surgery means there are strict regulations in what you

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Gastric band

Can I get a gastric band on the NHS?

Reading Time: 5 minutes You are unlikely to get a gastric band on the NHS, unless you have a very high BMI and/or obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes

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Are gastric bands safe? Lisa lost 6 stone with a band
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Are gastric bands safe?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Gastric band surgery is proven to be an extremely safe procedure, with mortality rates reported to be around 0.5%. It’s a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure and patients can almost always return home on the same day.

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Health

High Blood Pressure and Weight Loss

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is a close association between high blood pressure and obesity. On this page, we provide information on the increased risk of obesity poses and

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Health

Your Healthier Christmas Recipe Book

Reading Time: < 1 minute Christmas is a time of giving, reflection and spending time with the people we love the most. But it wouldn’t be the same without the

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