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Weight loss surgery at the Montefiore Hospital

18 December 2014

Newly opened in 2012, the Montefiore Hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and surgical services for medical conditions and also cosmetic procedures. This state-of-the-art facility, located in a landmark building in central Hove, forms part of the Spire Healthcare Group, a leading provider of private healthcare.

Brighton Bariatrics

The hospital has recently introduced a weight loss surgery (bariatric) service for the treatment of patients with obesity. This service is led by consultant bariatric surgeons Mr Goldie Khera and Mr Khaled Hamdan.

Based at the Montefiore Hospital, Brighton Bariatrics is a multi-disciplinary team which includes experienced bariatric surgeons, anaesthetists, nurse specialists, psychologist and dietician.

Mr Goldie Khera describes the service: “Obesity is a serious disease which interferes with basic physical functions such as breathing or walking. In addition, obesity can lead to long term health conditions, ultimately reducing quality of life and lowering life expectancy.

“There are several different procedures that can be highly effective in helping people to lose excess body weight. These include gastric balloons, gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Our surgeons will discuss all available options with each patient, creating a bespoke weight loss plan. This will include an initial consultation with the surgeon, followed by a consultation with our dietician and psychologist."

Mr Khaled Hamdan adds: "At Brighton Bariatrics our team will be there to provide support at every stage of the journey, from pre-surgery to post-surgery. The high quality care is provided locally, at the Montefiore Hospital, placing the whole pathway underone roof.”

At the Montefiore Hospital we want you to feel completely happy before you make any firm decisions about having bariatric surgery and having access to expert advice is an important part of this. We offer regular bariatric surgery open evenings. You will have the opportunity to listen to a presentation from an experienced consultant bariatric surgeon and dietician. Here you will be able to learn about the latest treatments available, ask any questions you may have and discuss your options.

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