Obesity problems are rarely out of the headlines and, if you are considering weight loss surgery, you are making a lifetime change. Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, will provide you with all the information you need to help you make your decision. We are part of Spire Weight Loss Surgery, a group of hospitals in the north west of England and Wales offering effective weight loss surgery.
We provide a comprehensive weight loss surgery service
To find out more please visit the Spire Weight Loss Surgery website.
Providing high quality treatment and medical care for patients in the Lancashire and South Cumbria area, Spire Fylde Coast hospital is ideally located for patients in the North West.
We provide a comprehensive weight loss surgery service including gastic baloon, gastric banding, gastric plication, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, and all types of revision (redo) surgery.
Undergoing surgery is only one step in the weight loss process. Dietician guidance is an integral part, so you can make the right choices and commitment to a lifestyle change. During consultation you will see both a consultant and a dietician and a specialist nurse. This will be an opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding surgery, aftercare and the types of procedure most suitable for you.
A gastric balloon aims to reduce feelings of hunger and help you feel fuller for longer after eating only small meals. Also known as an intragastric balloon, this type of weight loss treatment can help you lose weight without invasive surgery.
Adjustable gastric banding
Gastric banding is an effective weight loss surgery procedure used to help suitable people achieve significant and long-term weight loss.
Gastric plication is a restrictive procedure. It greatly reduces the size of your stomach and limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time.
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure where the stomach is reduced to about 15% of its original size.
Gastric bypass, also known as the Roux en Y gastric bypass, is the most widely performed bariatric procedure in the US. It is available as a keyhole procedure.
Are you eligible for surgery?
The upper limit for a healthy body mass index (BMI) is 25. If your BMI goes over 40, your risk of health problems associated with obesity increases significantly. At this point you would become a potential candidate for weight loss surgery. People would also be considered if they had BMI of 30 + with co-morbidities if they would benefit from surgery.
If your BMI is less than 30, there are still non-surgical treatments available to help you lose weight.
If you would like to book an appointment or a free consultation and any additional information regarding weight loss surgery at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, contact our patient advisers on 01253 308031 or complete our online enquiry form.