Weight Loss Surgery at Fitzwilliam Hospital
Here at Fitzwilliam Hospital our expert weight loss specialists have extensive experience in weight loss surgery. We also offer all of our patients a first class aftercare package which ensures they receive all the support they need during their weight loss journey including access to specialist nurses, dieticians and support groups.
Weight loss surgery at Fitzwilliam Hospital
Our aim at Fitzwilliam Hospital is to help our patients every step of the way during their weight loss passage by providing understandable information and personal advice together with dedicated care and support.
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, offers people who are obese a solution to help them lose weight. Its main aims are to restrict your stomach’s capacity, and help to limit your food intake and ultimately the number of calories you consume.
There are a number of weight loss surgeries. Each weight loss surgery has its pros and cons and your weight loss surgeon will discuss these in detail with you, paying attention to your individual circumstances and health.
Whichever weight loss surgery you decide upon, it will only be successful if you are committed to a healthier diet and becoming more active.
After your weight loss surgery procedure, we believe that comprehensive aftercare is the key to your success. The support we offer can make all the difference in helping you to achieve your weight loss goals.
Weight loss surgery procedures performed at Fitzwilliam Hospital
- Gastric band
Reversible surgery that divides your stomach into two using a silicone band. It restricts the amount of food you can eat due to the size of your new small upper pouch and controls the rate of food passage from your upper to lower stomach. You will feel fuller for longer on smaller portions.
- Gastric sleeve
Currently the most commonly performed weight loss surgery. It reduces the size of your stomach by approximately 75% and in doing so it also removes the part of your stomach that produces the hunger stimulating hormone ghrelin. Your food intake is limited and you feel less hungry.
- Gastric bypass
A permanent restrictive and malabsorptive procedure. Your stomach is made smaller and your digestive system shorter as it bypasses some of your stomach and intestine. You will feel fuller on small portions and the food you eat is not fully digested.
- Gastric balloon
A short term non-surgical weight loss option that uses a silicon balloon to partially fill your stomach so that you feel full quicker after small portions. It is often used to kick start weight loss.
What’s the process?
We have a specialist weight loss nurse who will discuss your previous dieting and medical history to develop a care plan individual to you.
Our weight loss surgeons, Mr Farrukh Bajwa and Mr Andrew Tsang, will discuss the most appropriate treatment for you based on your personal requirements.
- Support and aftercare
Following your weight loss surgery, you will be offered comprehensive support and aftercare to help you along your weight loss journey. We believe this aftercare is key to the success of your surgery.
to speak to one of our dedicated weight loss specialists