Surgery for Obesity
Surgery for Obesity, Weight Loss and Metabolic Disease
Also called bariatric surgery, this is a safe and highly effective way to lose weight and treat obesity. Surgery can prevent, improve or even cure a lot of the health problems associated with excess weight and obesity.
Modern obesity surgery allows almost all patients to lose 20-35% of their starting weight, and keep it off for the long term. Then there are the more important benefits – controlling or even curing many of the problems and diseases that come with obesity.
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
An operation where the stomach is re-shaped into a narrow tube, greatly reducing its size and allowing food to reach the small intestine earlier in a meal.
- Gastric Bypass
(both Roux-en-Y and One Anastomosis)
These operations involve separating a small pouch of the stomach and joining this to the small bowel, so that food enters a tiny stomach pouch, then skips past some of the small bowel.
- Revisional Bariatric Surgery
This is surgery to manage complications of previous procedures or where they failed to provide effective treatment.
Dr Alex Craven and his team make sure patients understand obesity
surgery and what it can and cannot do – so they can make their own
decision, in their own time. We then work with patients to be as well
prepared as possible for their operation, recover as quickly as possible
and maximise the long-term benefits.