We know losing weight can be a difficult challenge, so if diets or other regimes aren’t working, surgery may be an option. At BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow we have a multidisciplinary bariatric (weight-loss) team which consists of accredited Consultant Surgeons, Specialist Nurses and Dieticians who will look after you from assessment to surgery and aftercare.
From the start of your journey we offer support and advice to help you make the right decision. We will establish your suitability for surgery at your initial assessment and discuss all your options. Our range of surgical weight loss solutions all include comprehensive aftercare programmes, which consist of ongoing consultations with your Consultant Surgeon and personal support from our multidisciplinary team, to help you achieve your goals and stay healthy. We’ll even put you in touch with a patient support group to help give you confidence after surgery.
How do weight loss procedures work?
All weight loss procedures work by restricting the amount of food that your stomach can hold at any one time. This has the effect of making you feel fuller after eating smaller meals. Lifestyle changes such as giving up smoking, eating a healthy balanced diet and exercising regularly can also help improve the success of the procedure.
Health benefits of weight loss surgery
- Improve physical health
- Improve mental health
- Improve quality of life
- Improve chances for conception
Weight loss procedures can be performed in different ways depending on your personal requirements. Most of our treatments are performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) and require 1-3 nights in hospital. Procedures include:
Patient support groups
The value of meeting other people who share a common interest with you is demonstrated in all aspects of life, even more so when it relates to a health matter. It’s reassuring to meet others who’ve gone through the same experience as you, to share, learn and gain support from each other.
Our support groups are helpful for those contemplating weight loss surgery, as well as those who have already had surgery.