Consult our online specialist doctors for weight loss surgery in UK or for weight loss surgery on the NHS. Weight loss surgery in UK otherwise known as bariatric surgery has become ever more popular in recent years thanks to targeted advertising, offers, easily available credit and finance deals. Weight loss surgery on the NHS is performed for patients with potentially life threatening obesity that will not respond to life style changes such as a healthy calorie controlled diet and exercise.

For weight loss surgery on the NHS

  • The Body Mass Index (BMI) has to be 40 or above.
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 35 or above and if associated another potentially serious health condition that could be improved with weight loss.

WE at the online doctors can help calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) and make commendations.

Commonly performed weight loss surgery in UK

  • Gastric banding – in which a band is applied across the stomach effectively dividing it into two, leaving a small pouch at the top of the stomach. So it takes less food to make one feel full. This is performed by laparoscopic keyhole surgery where a fibre optic cable is passed into the tummy to apply the gastric band. This is done under general anaesthesia.
  • Gastric bypass – As with gastric banding, a small pouch is created at the top of the stomach. This pouch is then connected directly to a section of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and bowel. This procedure is performed as a laparoscopic keyhole procedure and under general anaesthesia.
But even if you are eligible for weight loss surgery, the demand for weight loss surgery on the NHS is currently higher than the supply in many areas of the country. Therefore, there may be a considerable waiting list.

With the increase in demand for weight loss surgery in UK, many private centres have sprung offering weight loss surgery. At most of these centres, initial assessment and suitability for surgery are provided by non-medical counsellors who gloss over the potential risks involved. Some of these centres have no information in their website about the surgeon who operates or are very sketchy in providing details like qualifications, training, number of procedures performed, success rate, complication rate, registration etc,

Some private centres offering weight loss surgery in UK employ fly in surgeons from other countries who perform the surgery and are not around to deal with complications if they should occur, endangering the patient. At online doctor we perform the necessary background research and provide medically sound recommendations. Please note that we are merely making recommendations and not suggesting or in any way implying that you go with our recommendations.

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