Healthier Weight is your 1st choice for weight loss surgery
5 year "No quibble" gastric band warranty
We offer a warranty of 2 years as standard with our gastric band package or you can upgrade to a 5 year warranty. This gives you the reassurance and financial peace of mind to know that if you are one of the few unlucky enough to experience a complication, the cost of any corrective surgery will be covered. All you need to concentrate on is losing weight and enjoying the new life that it brings.
The best surgeons in the best hospitals
We are privileged that internationally renowned bariatric surgeons choose to work with Healthier Weight. Prof Favretti, considered the "father of gastric banding", placed the second ever gastric band in 1993 and has since performed over 10,000 procedures. In addition to working with only the best surgeons, we only operate from the best hospitals, all with excellent reputations for levels of patient care.
Lower complication rates
We have an outstanding safety record with outcomes comparable with the best centres-of-excellence in the world. A recent review of our band patients showed that only 4% required a revisional operation, compared with 8-10% quoted by other providers and 17.8% in the NHS**. In addition we regularly review our devices and techniques to improve patient success and lower complication rates even further.
Expert aftercare from a team of bariatric specialists
At Healthier Weight, we know that the operation is only the start of your journey, it is the quality of your aftercare that will really determine your success in the long-term. As weight loss specialists, we work solely with weight loss patients so our bariatric team are experienced, knowledgeable and highly skilled. We're here to help you succeed and offer “open door" access to follow-up clinics, nutritional advice, behavioural support and an emergency helpline.
Better weight loss results
A 2013 review of our gastric band results showed that our patients lose an average of 1st 8lbs in the first 5 weeks, that's equivalent to 8.6% of their total body weight (our most successful patient lost 4st 1lb in 5 weeks, 16.3% of their starting weight). This is higher than you can expect from other centres, in fact a 2011 study showed that Healthier Weight patients lose 10% more weight than the norm, when compared with centres of excellence worldwide (O'Brien 2006).*
Fewer surgical scars
Our patients also benefit from a better cosmetic outcome with fewer scars. Instead of the usual 5 scars with gastric banding, our patients can have 3 scars with our standard procedure, or a scarless result with SILS, a procedure devised by Prof Favretti which implants the gastric band via a single incision in the navel.
** Based on findings published in Bariatric Surgery by M. De Luca et al and NHS 2011/12 published data