The majority of patients will have no need for their surgical warranty but it gives important peace of mind for everyone. Surgery can never be undertaken without some degree of risk so it’s important to plan for that eventuality should you be unlucky enough to experience a complication. Our surgical warranty ensures you know what will happen in these circumstances.
You have read already about the complications of gastric sleeve/gastric bypass.
With our warranty, when you experience a complication during your hospital stay that requires you to return to theatre and/or stay for an additional period we will meet the additional costs. This is important because those additional costs can be very substantial even for a period of just a few days.
In the case of the bypass, we have seen patients where there has been a blockage through the stomach that needed a return to theatre and again, we met the cost of the additional surgery and extended stay.
In the case of the sleeve procedure, we have had patients where there has been an early leak and the patient was taken back to theatre for the leak to be ‘oversewn’ with the patient staying an extra few nights in a hospital.
Unlike other providers, Healthier weight insists on a 2 night stay in a hospital after sleeve and bypass surgery. In this way, we have a longer period and more opportunity to identify complications as and when they first occur. It also means that we are able to treat most of those complications before you are discharged.