Weight Loss Surgery

Free no-obligation complimentary first consultation

If you are considering having weight loss surgery, I offer free no-obligation complimentary first consultation to discuss your suitability, options and to answer any specific questions that you might have.

 If you are suffering from morbid obesity (BMI > 35) with one or more medical conditions such as diabetes, fatty liver disease, high blood pressure or sleep apnoea then weight loss surgery may be the answer to your problems. All the operations are carried in laparoscopic (keyhole) fashion involving 4 to 5 very small skin cuts. You will require one to two night stay in hospital, and will generally require about two weeks of recovery at home.You will have regular follow up with me, dietitian and specialist nurse to guide you at every step. I will discuss all the options with you at the formal consultation. The different operations are briefly discussed below.

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A very common weight loss operation. I remove about 90% of your stomach leaving a much narrower new stomach. It works by causing a massive reduction in your portion sizes plus you don’t feel as hungry. I may recommend this operation if you have a large amount of weight to lose or have had previous major operation on your tummy. If you suffer from acid reflux, then I would be careful in offering you a sleeve Gastrectomy.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Another common weight loss operation that has been around the longest! I make a small pouch from your stomach and join it to small bowel. I do a further join between two loops of your small bowel. It works by reducing the portion size but also reduces absorption of the food that you consume. I may recommend this operation if suffer from type 2 diabetes or severe acid reflux. I may not recommend it, if you have had previous major surgery on your tummy.

One-anastomosis / Mini Gastric Bypass

This is a relatively newer procedure but gives promising results! I make a long narrow pouch from your stomach and join it to a loop of your small bowel. This is the only join, hence the name mini or one-anastomosis. I may recommend this operation if you carry most your weight around your tummy or suffer from super obesity (BMI > 60).

Gastric Band Insertion

I insert a gastric band around the top part of your stomach, and connect it to a port placed under your skin in the left upper part of your tummy. You will be offered regular band adjustments after the operation. I may recommend this if you do not have a large amount of weigh to lose (BMI < 40).

Gastric Balloon Insertion

I insert a balloon within your stomach and fill it with a pint of saline. Usually this will require endoscopy (telescope test) of your stomach and the balloon can be removed after 6 or 12 months of placement. A newer type of balloon may be available that does not require the endoscopy and can be swallowed like a capsule. You pass it naturally after about 4 to 6 months and does not require routine removal. I may recommend the balloon if your BMI is more than >30.

Revisional Surgery

I regularly see patients who have had some sort of weight loss operation and for some reason require further surgery.

Most commonly patients have had gastric band fitted and either have developed complications such as band slippage or did not lose much weight with the band. I offer removal of gastric band with or without further surgery such as sleeve Gastrectomy.

Occasionally, some patients develop complications of sleeve Gastrectomy or gastric bypass and require revisional surgery.