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Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatrics)


Weight loss surgery (WLS) or treatment might be the answer you’re looking for if you’re overweight or obese and have struggled with weight loss through diet and exercise alone.  Also known as bariatric surgery, WLS can provide the kick start tool you need to help you lose excess weight and embrace a healthier lifestyle but you will need to be committed to a strict lifetime diet and exercise plan.

Here at Ashtead Hospital we provide a number of weight loss treatments: from the non-surgical gastric balloon, through to gastric band, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery. Your weight loss surgeon will discuss with you the best treatment methods for your individual needs.

Patients at Ashtead Hospital benefit from a specialist bariatric team which consists of experienced bariatric surgeons, a bariatric nurse specialist and an expert weight loss dietician.

We’re dedicated to looking after you throughout your weight loss journey, from your initial enquiry and advice on the most appropriate weight loss treatment for you, through to ongoing weight loss support, advice and weight monitoring long after surgery.

Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of developing many serious health conditions including: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, sleep apnoea, some types of cancer and strokes as well as psychological problems such as depression and low self-esteem. You’re classified as overweight if your BMI is over 25, obese if your BMI is greater than 30 and severely obese if your BMI is 40 or above. Weight loss surgery can help alleviate these conditions so that you can enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Take the first step to shedding those pounds and find out more about becoming slimmer and fitter through our weight loss treatments.

Ashtead’s Bariatric Surgeon is: Mr S Irukulla