Gastric band and weight loss surgery at Essex's Spire Wellesley private Hospital

Carrying excess weight can seriously affect your health and well-being, but taking the right steps to lose weight can really change your life.

"I have lost 3 1/2 stone already in the 3 months since surgery... I am so happy with the results."
Mrs D. C. September 2011
Call 01702 447 926 for information

At Essex's Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend-on-Sea, we offer a weight-loss surgery service (sometimes called bariatric or obesity surgery) led by experienced weight loss surgeon Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur.

Mr Mannur, who has been featured on Channel 4's 'Embarrassing Bodies' series and Channel 5's 'Saving Britains 70 stone man', undertakes gastric banding (sometimes called lap bands), gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy and is pleased to offer FREE consultations at his Saturday morning clinics at the Spire Wellesley Hospital.

Spire's patients say that weight-loss surgery gives them the chance to do things they never thought possible. They have a renewed zest for life, with the energy and enthusiasm to play with their kids, play sports or go on a long haul holiday.

Your weight loss support team

With any kind of weight loss surgery, it is important that you know there is a team to support you after your surgery when you need it. We will provide you with advice and support throughout your weight-loss journey, from your first appointment until long after your surgery.

Our team at Spire Wellesley Hospital:

To ensure you receive all the facts relating to this type of procedure and before any surgery takes place you will have the opportunity to undertake free of charge face-to-face consultations with the consultant, our specialist bariatric nurse and our food coach.

Following your surgery, your inclusive care package from the Spire Wellesley Hospital includes ongoing and unlimited support from your consultant and bariatric nurse. If recommended by your surgeon, it may also include assistance from our food coach, who is experienced in advising patients on making lifestyle changes and who can help to guide you following surgery with up to three follow-up consultations, either over the telephone, by text or by email, whichever you find most convenient. 

To book a FREE consultation with Mr Kesava Mannur, consultant bariatric surgeon, call us now on 01702 447 926.

Patient Story - Wendy


Patient Story - Mark


Our weight loss surgery package includes:

- Unlimited support following surgery with the surgeon who carried out your procedure and our bariatric nurse.

- All hospital, consultant and specialist fees with no extras

- An unlimited number of band fills or adjustments (for gastric band patients) following surgery.
With the exception of your first, post-surgery band adjustment, these will be carried out by the surgeon who conducted your surgery

- Where required, may include pre-surgery support and advice from our specialist food coach with tailor-made dietary programme

Please note: package prices apply after an initial consultation with both the surgeon and bariatric nurse to determine your suitability for surgery. These initial consultations are free of charge.

More information from Mr Mannur

Further information and information videos are available via Mr Mannur's own website:

From a Wellesley Gastric Band patient:

“I have lost 3 and a half stone in the three months since my gastric band was fitted and am looking to lose another three in the next few months. I went from a size 20 to a size 14 in just a few weeks. Some of my friends had procedures done and I decided to see the Consultant at the Spire Wellesley Hospital and have not looked back since!

I am so happy with the results and the ongoing support at the Spire Wellesley Hospital has been fantastic and helped me rebuild my confidence. I honestly feel like a new woman as a result and though there is still some work to do, I know I will get to my target weight very soon. I would highly recommend the Wellesley gastric band service to anyone considering weight loss surgery.”

Mrs D. C.  September 2011

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Free weight loss information and support group coffee morning

Saturday 5th December 10.30am - 12.30pm  

Why not come along and join us for an informal chat about the weight-loss services available at the Wellesley?

For more information regarding our free coffee morning please click here or call us on 01702 447 926 to book a place.

Weight loss treatments

Gastric Band - a silicon band is tied around the stomach to reduce the amount of food that can be consumed.  This procedure involves a stay in hospital with follow-up appointments for band adjustments.



Gastric bypass -    a surgical procedure requiring a stay in hospital which aims to reduce the amount of calories absorbed from your food whilst helping you to feel full after eating smaller meals. This weight loss procedure works in two ways: by restricting the capacity of your stomach, and by bypassing part of your digestive system.

Sleeve Gastrectomy - a surgical procedure requiring a stay in hospital which involves the removal of part of the stomach. This effectively restricts the stomach capacity without affecting its function, so that the amount of food that can be eaten at one time is restricted.

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