Weight loss surgery (also called bariatric or obesity surgery) is a long-term commitment and a lifelong change. For this reason, it’s vital you choose carefully where to have surgery, so you can be sure you’ll have the ongoing support you’ll need. At Spire Healthcare, we’re with you all the way.
We are a leading provider of private healthcare and we offer weight loss surgery at 32 of our hospitals throughout the UK, so the chances are there’s a hospital near you.
Qualified and experienced weight loss surgeons
Only experienced bariatric surgeons undertake weight loss surgery in our hospitals. If you’d like to check their credentials for yourself, you can find our consultants’ profiles online by using our consultant search tool in the top right of this page.
Since 2007 we have performed over 8,000 weight loss surgeries and procedures. This means our consultants and weight loss support teams have a great deal of expertise and experience in helping people who have weight loss surgery.
Multi-disciplinary weight loss support team
All our hospitals offering weight loss surgery have a multi-disciplinary weight loss surgery team. Our teams include:
- specialist weight loss surgery clinical nurse
- dietitian experienced in providing dietary advice to weight loss surgery patients
- anaesthetists experienced in working with overweight patients with co-morbidities (eg sleep apnoea).
Personal consultation with your independent surgeon – and extensive assessment
We undertake an extensive assessment for all our patients, to understand your specific needs and to help ensure that you are prepared for the change in your life as a result of surgery.
We believe that this helps our patients achieve their ultimate goal – sustained weight loss and quality of life improvement over the longer term.
Range of procedures to meet your needs
At Spire Healthcare we have the skills and capability to offer a wide range of procedures – which means we can offer you the one which best meets your needs. Read more about the bariatric procedures available at Spire: gastric bypass, gastric balloon, gastric sleeve, Orbera™ weight loss balloon, gastric banding and POSE.
Your surgeon can explain the differences in detail and advise on the procedure most appropriate for you.
Surgery at a location convenient to you
When you have any serious operation, having to travel a long way while you’re still recovering can be difficult.
At Spire Healthcare we undertake your surgery where you have your consultation – at one of our hospitals nationwide.
It means you shouldn’t have to travel far to get home while you’re still recovering and your family and friends will be able to visit easily without the hassle and cost of a long journey.
It also means your follow up appointments are more convenient to get to and if you join a weight loss support group you’ll be able to meet people in your area going through the same experiences as you.
With you all the way – from your first appointment until long after your surgery
When thinking about having weight loss surgery it’s important to consider the aftercare you’ll receive after you’ve had the operation as well as what will happen before.
Comprehensive aftercare and support helps patients to achieve their weight loss goals following their procedure. At Spire your dietitian will give you dietary advice, taking into account your previous dietary history prior to your surgery. After surgery, your dietitian will give you ongoing personal support to help you manage your diet.
Your package will also include a number of appointments with your surgeon and specialist weight loss nurse and you will be given a telephone number you can use to access support and advice.
For further information about weight loss surgery procedures we offer, our aftercare and support contact your local Spire hospital or complete our online enquiry form.