“I decided to have weight loss surgery, which turned out to be the best decision I ever made, I haven’t looked back since… I have the confidence to do things I used to struggle with.”
The result for many patients is a dramatic weight loss
Helping people in the South of England
Contact us today for a confidential and no-obligation chat with one of our experts. Let’s discuss how to reach your weight loss & health improvement goals.
You probably have many questions at this time. Is a Gastric Bypass right for you? What is involved? How does it work? What makes The Bariatric Group the right partner for you?
Let’s try to put your mind to rest…
Who are we?
The Bariatric Group are specialists in weight loss surgery. We started the service in 2003 and our seven surgeons undertake operations in four towns/cities in the South of England. You can meet the team here.
We hold clinics and/or perform surgery in Taunton, Plymouth, Poole, Bristol, London, Truro and Southampton. See all of our locations. With a team of experienced professionals, we are here to partner with you throughout your journey – we want to help you achieve your weight loss and health improvement goals.
The Gastric Bypass
In the 1950s the first attempt at a Gastric Bypass was performed, by 1991 the surgery was used as an accepted treatment for morbid obesity. In recent years it has become one of the most popular bariatric surgeries available. A gastric bypass is also known as a Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass which works by bypassing the first section of the small intestine, the rest of the intestine is reattached to a new pouch that the surgeon creates using a stapling technique.
The result for many patients is a dramatic weight loss in the initial months following the procedure due to the reduced food intake and important hormonal changes which result in a much reduced appetite. Other significant benefits include the remission of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea.
What are the risks?
There are a small number of complications associated with the surgery which can be serious including; leaking, blood clots and haemorrhages. We at The Bariatric Group have some of the leading surgeons in the country whose professionalism and skill has allowed our patients to have minimal, if any, complications.
If you have any questions or concerns about your weight loss journey, please call today and speak to one of our qualified, compassionate team members. Alternatively you can use our contact form further down the page.
How much does it cost?
Our Gastric Bypass prices are dependent on your individual needs as well as your BMI.
Our Gastric Bypass tailored packages include:
- Pre-op assessment with a surgeon, anaesthetist and dietitian.
- Consultation with a psychologist (optional – incurs extra cost).
- Surgery fees and hospital stay.
- Treatment of any complications that are evident within the first six months of your surgery.
- Unlimited number of regular appointments with the team during your first two years post-op.
- One annual appointment after your two year package.
Prices start at just £10,495.
Finance options are also available. (Terms and Conditions apply)
The Gastric Bypass operation is performed using laparoscopy keyhole surgery; it is a major operation lasting one and a half hours. You can expect your hospital stay to be two nights, with a recovery time of two to four weeks before you can go back to work.
The operation involves the creation of a pouch, essentially stapling the stomach to make it smaller; this is then connected to the intestine, bypassing the remaining stomach which allows food and beverages to only enter the new smaller stomach.
Gastric Bypass aftercare
Two year Gastric Bypass aftercare support package:
- Access to our specialist weight-loss team, which includes bariatric surgeons, dietitians and nurses.
- 24-hour emergency telephone helpline.
- Post-operative assessment.
- Six months surgical cover.
You and the future
Prior to having the operation we recommend that you follow our pre-operative diet (also commonly known as the liver reducing diet) to minimise risk and to prepare you for the lifestyle change required after the surgery.
We have an excellent unlimited two year aftercare package to ensure you are fully supported from the start and throughout your journey.
Arrange an appointment or simply call a member of our staff who will then guide you through the procedure and answer any queries you may have.
If you would like further information or you have any questions, why not arrange an appointment or simply call a member of our staff who will then guide you through the procedure and answer them for you.
Shall we begin?
Contact us at The Bariatric Group today for a no-obligation, confidential chat to find out if the Gastric Bypass is the right fit for your weight loss and health improvement goals.
Call us at 0808 281 8000
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