Weight Loss Surgery
More and more people are becoming overweight, as the calories they consume are not used up through exercise and everyday life. These unused calories are stored in our body as fat.
Many overweight people will find it difficult to exercise or even to move around normally, and their everyday life will be affected by their weight. In the long term, being overweight can increase the chances of developing serious conditions such as type II diabetes, heart conditions and hypertension. It can also affect people's self-confidence and self-esteem.
Many people are advised to lose weight by their GP but find this difficult, even if they diet or try to exercise more. Weight loss surgery may be an option for some of them.
If non-surgical methods have not helped you lose weight and keep it off, you still have another option.
Studies demonstrate that weight loss- surgery (bariatric surgery), as compared to non-surgical treatments, yields the longest period of sustained weight loss in patients who have failed other therapies.
All procedures can result in loss of around 60% of excess weight over time. Operations are normally performed using keyhole techniques resulting in rapid post-operative recovery. Surgery has been given the approval of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.