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Bariatric Surgery

04 January 2016

As we’re now into the New Year, most of us will have a weight goal to achieve ready for the summer. Already, we’ve starved ourselves and embarked on the latest diet craze in an effort to create a healthier lifestyle. For some of us this can prove difficult, but there are surgical options available.

Bariatric surgery is a weight loss solution for people who are overweight, typically with a BMI of 27, providing a significant weight loss for patients with associated medical conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Here at Spire Little Aston we provide procedures such as intra-gastric balloon, laparoscopic gastric band, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. All of our procedures are performed with minimally invasive techniques so that patients can make a quick recovery to get back to normal working life.

For bariatric surgery to be successful, it is important that you have a dedicated weight loss team to help, from your initial decision to long after your treatment. Our team includes a Consultant Surgeon, a Consultant Anaesthetist, a Consultant Endocrinologist, a Dietician and a Specialist Nurse. For those patients who have undergone laparoscopic gastric band surgery, we provide a Consultant Radiologist.

Mr Amir Khan, our bariatric surgeon discusses the importance of working with a dedicated team through the process of bariatric surgery.

‘Patients require long term support in order to get the best results and our team provides that. We have had patients who have been known to us for the last 25 years and we are still providing support when they need it. We do provide 24 hour 7 days a week support for our patients and our unit prides itself with the lowest rate of complications with good long terms results.’

If you’re considering bariatric surgery our team will help you. From making the first decision, to proving on-going weight loss support and advice long after surgery for treatment. For an appointment call 0121 580 7119.

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