Non-surgical Weight Loss Lifestyle Management Program

Changing the way in which you eat is often difficult. That’s why at Spire Cardiff Hospital we offer a comprehensive program of behavioural, dietetic and exercise interventions to help you through this transition.

There’s no food supplements, no gastric balloons just access to a full range of specialists that can help you manage your lifestyle changes. Everyone is different; therefore our one to one approach of consultations is designed to meet your individual requirements.

This program provides you with access to key specialists over a six month period, with an additional six monthly sessions over six months with our clinical nurse specialist. Therefore you have a whole year to ask advice and manage your lifestyle changes. This program is designed for the long term therefore it’s important that we are there to support you throughout.

Why is it different from other commercial programs?

The program guides you through the changes you need to make by enabling you access to specialists with years of experience in weight loss management. Very few other commercial programs provide you with regular consultations with a physician, experienced dieticians, trained clinical nurse specialists and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) counsellor. Whereas many other commercial programs view their customers as a group, we prefer to offer a one to one approach, which ensures the subject topics are discussed and reviewed with solely you in mind.  Due to the level of engagement with the specialists you won’t find a program in Wales that is able to offer the same level of expertise.  This multidisciplinary approach, with access to surgical experience on the same site, is unique in Wales.

How does the program work?

You first consultation will be with our Consultant Physician Dr Dev Datta who specialises in non-surgical weight loss management. He will undertake a detailed medical consultation. This will ensure that you are fit to enrol in the program and to ensure the program can be adapted for any of your personal requirements. 

He will also refer you for blood tests that measure significant markers for heart risk and diabetes such as you lipid profile and HbA1C as well as a heart tracing (ECG). Further testing of hormone levels will be undertaken if it is clinically appropriate. If there are any obvious problems, we will be able to spot them early. Some patients may also wish to embark on a course of weight loss management drugs which can be discussed with Dr Datta.

Dr Datta will then discuss the program and ask what you would like to achieve. This way our multidisciplinary team can support you throughout the program.

No long term sustainable weight loss is easy, and changing the way in which you make your life choices can be even more difficult. That’s why we’ve chosen a multidisciplinary team approach to help you through this adjustment.

Next steps

Why not have a complimentary consultation with our nurse specialist who will discuss the program in more detail. Take a look around the hospital and then make up your mind? Alternatively you could just book an appointment with Dr Datta and then decide whether you’d like to progress with the program.

To make an appointment or for further information call our customer service advisors on 029 2054 2509.

Our Team 

Non-surgical Weight Loss Physician - Dr Dev Datta MB BCh, MD (Wales), MRCP, FRCPath

Dr Borunendra (Dev) Datta trained in Cardiff and developed experience of effective medical weight management techniques at the renowned Imperial Weight Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, London. He holds an NHS consultant post in Cardiff where he manages individuals with a variety of metabolic problems. He will discuss with you your personal goals in terms of weight loss and suggest the best course of management for you. You will see Dr Datta both at the start and the end of the 6 month program, where he will assess your progress. He will evaluate you, looking at underlying medical problems and will review your weight loss, exercise tolerance and improvement in your blood parameters over the course of the program. This ensures that any weight loss is linked to improving your overall health for the long term. Dr Datta is registered as a specialist in Metabolic Medicine by the General Medical Council.

Weight Loss Nurse Specialist – Sue Davies RGN

Sue has worked on our surgical weight loss program for the last 5 years and understands the complexities of long term weight loss. During the extended 12 month program you will see Sue for a one to one consultation each month with the option of attending an additional group session. Sue is there to support and advise you through those difficult changes. Sue will be your first point of contact for any queries and is easily available by email or telephone.

Specialist Dieticians – Mrs Rachel Barlow, BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics and Mr Gary Howell, PG Dip Nutrition & Dietetics, PG Dip Health & Exercise Science

Both Rachel and Gary come from specialist NHS roles and have the experience to work with you to ensure that with the correct engagement you will achieve the goals you have set yourself. No one can lose the weight for you but our dieticians will ensure you have all the advice and support you need to make the right choices when it come to your meal plans.

Rehabilitation Physiotherapist – Sian Powell, BSc (Hons), HPC, MCSP
Katy Gilivear, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HPC

Sian and Katy have 23 years of physiotherapy experience between them. They understand that embarking on a new exercise program can be daunting. They will undertake a full consultation prior to any class and ask what you’d like to achieve, this way the exercises can be adapted especially for you. They will work with you to ensure you are undertaking exercises correctly and take specific measurements continually so that you can see exactly what progress you have made. This element works with any agreed home exercise or gym program and aims to ensure all our customers are ready to sign up for an exercise program for the long term. Even those who have been to the gym before will benefit from this personal service.

Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor – Melanie Coles, PG Dip Counselling (CBT) MBACP (Accred)

Melanie has been supporting our surgical weight loss patients at Spire Cardiff Hospital for 4 years. She understands that losing weight is not easy and that we need to help you understand why you adopt the eating patterns you do. In a private consultation with Melanie you may be able to uncover the changes that are necessary to secure sustained weight loss for the future.  The sessions will give you a chance, if you wish, to explore any underlying problems which might be causing stress, such as work problems or relationship difficulties, which may be impacting negatively on your motivation to make these changes. You will explore the benefit of setting small, realistic goals. Sessions can incorporate problem solving skills, assertiveness training, self-esteem building and stress management techniques as needed.

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Why not start getting more out of life.

To arrange a FREE consultation with our weight loss nurse specialist call one of our customer service advisors on 029 20 542509.

Group Support Evening

These voluntary monthly sessions allow you to meet other individuals on the program and talk about the program or general life issues. There will be guest speakers from life coaches, to gym instructors and stylists. This is an informal friendly event that will be hosted by Sue Davies our Nurse specialist.

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