Weight loss surgery
Choosing to have weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, isn't an easy or straightforward decision. Weight loss surgery is usually only considered if you are, unable to achieve healthy weight loss through exercise and diet.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) states that to be eligible for surgery, you must have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 and above, or between 35 and 40. You must also have been diagnosed with a condition that could improve through weight loss. We are proud to facilitate specialist bariatricians who can help support you throughout your weight loss journey. Our bariatric specialists will perform an in-depth assessment to determine if bariatric surgery is the best option for you and recommend possible treatments.
High blood pressure: High blood pressure can put pressure on your blood vessels, heart and brain. If left untreated, it can place you at high risk of having a heart attack and stroke. A gastric bypass can help regulate blood pressure levels.
Type 2 diabetes: This occurs when your blood sugar levels become too high. The American Diabetes Association reveals a gastric balloon surgery can be effective for managing type 2 diabetes and improving your quality of life.
Obesity: Being obese (extremely overweight) can place you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and breast cancer. If you are obese, you may be advised to have a gastric band surgery.
A body mass index (BMI) of 50 and above: If your BMI is 50 and above, you could be considered for weight loss surgery, such as gastric sleeve surgery, without having to try alternative weight loss methods first.
Our specialist Consultants at BMI Healthcare hospitals will discuss your symptoms and carry out an assessment to confirm if you meet the NICE guidelines for weight loss surgery. This assessment will look at your diet, medical history, and measure your body mass index (BMI). Your Consultant will also answer any questions that you may have.
gastric sleeve surgery or a sleeve gastrectomy involves making your stomach smaller by removing a large section of your stomach. This limits your food intake and allows you to feel full more easily.
To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced Consultants. You can also book your consultation by calling 0808 159 5068.
Surgery can jump-start your weight loss journey. But the care you receive after surgery is critical to your wellbeing. It can allow you to experience a healthy weight loss transformation. If you would like to learn more about our aftercare programme, please download our guide.
If you would like to get in touch with a Consultant bariatrician near you, you can search for a Consultant through our website.
To book your appointment, you can call us on 0808 159 5068 or book online.
Ways to pay
Pay for yourself
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
Pay with health insurance
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code
Spread the cost
Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)