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Thinking of weight loss surgery? We're here to put your mind at ease, answer all the questions and help you discover everything you need to know about weight loss surgery.
OUR LATEST WEBINAR
On monday we had our dietitan Heather host a live Q&A webinar discussing all things diet and weight loss surgery. You can still watch it here!
"If I didn’t have this surgery, I wouldn’t be on this earth today. I’m now the person I didn’t even know existed"
In order to be eligible you must:
- Be over the age of 18
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30. Calculate your body mass index (BMI) here.
This depends on the procedure you choose to have. A gastric band procedure usually takes approx. 30-45 minutes, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy take approx. 60-90 minutes
Eating after weight loss surgery is one of the most popular topics that patients discuss at consultations, but many people don’t realise that your diet doesn’t have to drastically change after a weight loss procedure. As long as you stick to some guidelines, you can generally eat everything that you used to eat before – just less of it!
NHS waiting times for weight loss surgery varies from city to city, and each year there is only a certain amount of money devoted to this sector. The waiting list depends on 2 factors: the funding amount and the number of candidates. If a patient passes the criteria for weight loss surgery on the NHS, they could face a waiting list of 2+ years. There is a huge backlog of procedures due to the pandemic, so this timescale s likely to get longer.
Choosing to go private for weight loss surgery has several benefits and, the main one is the waiting list. With Healthier Weight, patients can enquire, book a consult and have their surgery booked all within a month.
Yes, after surgery most patients return to work within 1-4 weeks. It varies depending on the procedure and the type of job that patient has.
It’s important to highlight that everybody’s journey is different and people recover at different paces. At Healthier Weight our patient support team are here to help with your recovery, if you need any advice or guidance we’re always on hand to help.
Our weight loss surgery procedures are laparoscopic which means they are minimally invasive which will result in less pain and a speedier recovery. Depending on the exact procedure most patients will have recovered within the first 1 to 2 weeks but may struggle with low energy at first.
Each weight loss surgery procedure is different in the way that it helps you lose weight. Some procedures are more powerful than others but require a larger change to internal anatomy to achieve greater weight loss results. Statistics show that the gastric bypass is the most powerful procedure, you can expect to lose around 60-70% of your excess weight over a two year period.
Choosing the correct procedure and understanding what is required to be successful with that procedure is the first and most important step in your weight loss journey.
At Healthier Weight, our priority is to provide the procedure and ongoing support to help you reach your target weight, and as a result, improving your health and quality of life for the long term. Below is a table that compares all of the weight loss surgery procedures that we offer. This might help you in deciding which weight loss surgery procedure is right for you.
Most of our patients tell us that they had been contemplating surgery for a long time, sometimes years. We fully understand that it is not a decision people take lightly, and we will support you through the decision making process to make the best choice for you
The cost of weight loss surgery will vary depending on a number of factors such as the procedure, location, the aftercare. Booking a consult and talking to a surgeon will assess all of the patients’ needs and provide an accurate quote of the surgery.
Ultimately you need to make the choice that will give you the best chance at success for your health, not what will save the most money.
WhY CHOOSE HEALTHIER WEIGHT
We have more success stories than any other UK company doing weight loss surgery today. Our published complication rates are low and in line with the best centres in the world.
Weight loss surgery is all that we do. By specialising it means that every person in our organisation is dedicated to helping people lose weight. We do not have the distraction of cosmetic surgery procedures that other providers have.
All patients are supported by our team of experts for life. We have an open-door policy, whether your procedure was 3 days, 3 months or 3 years ago, we will always be here to offer advice and guidance throughout your weight loss journey.
We’ve made your weight loss journey as easy and enjoyable as possible. No matter what stage you are in, there are tonnes of informative and engaging content made by specialists to help you through on our new app.
Aftercare like no one else
It’s the difference between another failed weight loss venture and reaching your target, between success and failure. Aftercare is just as important as the procedure itself, that's why we have the most comprehensive aftercare packages in the UK.
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