Obesity Centre Stomach Surgery

Obesity Centre Stomach Surgery

Obesity is a large problem in the UK and is one that is ever increasing. The effects of obesity cause more problems than just excessive weight; there are various physiological and social problems as well as increased of cancer - obesity is also one of the world’s leading causes of premature death. The increase is cases of obesity has led to a rise in the number of private clinics that are able to provide treatment, London Obesity Centre are one of the UK’s premier clinics offering diagnosis and  treatment to weight problems.

London Obesity Centre

The London Obesity Centre stomach surgery procedures that are provided are able to be catered to anyone that is eligible. There are a number of different procedures that can be carried out to aid in the treatment of obesity and the surgeon Mr. Kesava Reddy Mannur is able to consult with each individual patient to decide on the surgical procedure that is best suited.

To qualify for London Obesity Centre stomach surgery there is certain criteria that each patient must meet, these are set out by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and are followed by most private clinics. These guidelines are:

  • Aged over 18
  • BMI of greater than 40 or 35 if it is related to co-morbidities such as high blood pressure and sleep apnoea
  • Tried all alternative methods of weight loss such as diet plans and drug therapy and that each non-surgical method has failed
  • Is fit for operation
  • Has no alcohol, drug or psychological problems
  • Understands the long term need for follow up

Surgical procedures offered

The London Obesity Centre stomach surgery procedures that are offered at the clinic can be divided into three main types:

  • Restrictive- Laparoscopic gastric banding, vertical banded gastrectomy and sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Malabsorptive- BSD
  • Combined Restrictive and bypass- Lap gastric bypass and Duodenal switch surgeries

The type of surgery that is carried out will depend on the patients’ needs, weight and health issues; this makes the in-depth consultancy carried out by the London Obesity Centre an essential part of the process.

If the patient has a BMI of 40-45 then the surgical procedure used is generally gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy. Any patient with a BMI of over 40-45 or with diabetes will be offered gastric bypass surgery which will permanently reduce the size of the stomach.

A patient with a BMI of over 55 will be recommended for a Duodenal switch and sleeve gastrectomy, the sleeve gastrectomy part of the surgery is performed first as it is seen as less risky for high risk patients, the overall choice of surgery will made by the surgeon with the patient’s best interests at heart.

Prices of surgery

The London Obesity Centre stomach surgery prices are highly competitive and are available to anyone from the UK or further afield, prices start from:

  • Laparoscopic gastric band surgery-£5000
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery- £7600
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery-£9600
  • Laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery- £12000
  • Laparoscopic revisional surgeries- £12000