Weight loss surgery
Call us on 0800 3287555 for more information
Here at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, we have
become the Centre of Excellence for weight loss surgery for
the Ramsay Eastern region, offering Gastric Band, Sleeve
Gastrectomy, Gastric Balloon and Gastric Bypass.
Mr Harvey – Consultant Bariatric surgery surgeon says:
There is an epidemic of obesity in the Western world.
Approximately 1 in 4 adults are obese (BMI > 40) and are
consequently at increased risk of developing diabetes,
cardiovascular disease, cancer and premature death. Attempts to
reduce weight with diet and exercise are, for most overweight
people, of limited and short term benefit.
Drugs too have proved disappointing in both the short and long
term with no more than about 10% loss of excess weight being
achievable in most patients. Surgery can offer much greater
sustained weight loss and can lead to improvement or even
resolution of diabetes, hypertension and other weight related
morbidity. The commonly performed operations are designed to help
the patient achieve a lifelong healthier eating pattern and they do
this mainly as a result of restricting food intake.
To book an appointment or to find out more information about our
weight loss operations, contact us on
0800 3287 555 or use our quick online enquiry form.
Weight loss surgery at Springfield Hospital
At Springfield Hospital we offer four operations. These are
Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Ballooning and Gastric
Bypass. All of these procedures work by reducing the actual
size (sleeve Gastrectomy) or effectively reducing the capacity
(gastric banding) size of the stomach, thus reducing the amount of
food eaten at mealtimes.
All procedures can result in loss of around 60% of excess
weight over time. The main difference between the procedures
is that the gastric band is adjustable and also potentially
reversible, the balloon is removable, whereas the sleeve
Gastrectomy and Gastric Bypass permanently reduces stomach size and
Operations are normally performed using keyhole techniques
resulting in rapid post-operative recovery. The Gastric
Balloon which is a temporary (up to 6 month) is an endoscopic
treatment designed to help educate the patient into long term
healthier eating habits.
Surgery is now a well established and effective method of
achieving significant weight loss. Effective weight loss in turn
leads to improvement in conditions such as diabetes and
hypertension and reduces the risk of premature death. Surgery
should be seriously considered in any patient with a BMI > 40,
or BMI > 35 if the patient has already developed any of the
morbidity associated with obesity.
Surgery has been given the approval of the National Institute
for Clinical Excellence.
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Consultant Bariatric Surgeons and Weight Loss Specialists
Body Contouring / Body Shaping
After considerable weight loss, be it after surgery or through
natural weight loss some patients are left with excess skin.
Body Contouring improves the shape
and tone of the tissue that once supported that weight.
To find out more about Body
Contouring after weight loss Click Here
To book an appointment or to find out more
information about our weight loss operations or body contouring,
contact us on 0800 3287555 or use our quick