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Choosing the right weight loss surgery option

There are many options at Life Weight Loss Centre that can help you transform your lifestyle. The procedures we offer are designed to help patients lose weight and get their life back from the challenges of obesity. Choosing the right procedure is very important in your sustained success and will often require consultation with your General Practitioner and your Weight Loss Centre Consultant. The Weight Loss Centre team are committed to maintaining care before, during and after your procedure.

We encourage you to read the following information from an educational perspective only and not make any decisions regarding a particular procedure. The final decision on the type of surgery will be made by yourself and your surgeon.

Surgery options we offer

We understand that no two situations are the same, which is why we carefully consider your circumstances before proceeding with surgery. The surgeries we perform include:

Adjustable Gastric Banding

The Gastric Band (or lap-band) is an inflatable band that is placed around the upper part of the stomach using keyhole surgery. This creates a small ‘pouch’ in the stomach above the band which slows down the passage of food and only allows a small amount of food to be held in your stomach at any time.

Bariatric Revision Surgery

In order to ensure the sustained success of your weight loss, there are instances when an individual may require a revisional procedure. A revisionary treatment will only be recommended if the initial procedure was not successful, or there are complications.

Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD) is designed to reduce the amount of time the body has to capture calories from food in the small intestine and to limit the absorption of fat.

Gastric Balloon

The intragastric balloon is a non-surgical procedure where a balloon-like device is inserted into the stomach using an endoscope. This is done under anaesthetic. The balloon is then filled with saline to reduce the size of the stomach. The balloon can last for up to 6 months before it must be removed.

Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve is recognised as the gold standard of weight loss surgery. This is a keyhole procedure where a section of the stomach pouch is removed, significantly reducing the size of the stomach.

Mini Gastric Bypass

Mini-Gastric Bypass surgery was designed to be a more efficient alternative to gastric bypass surgery by reducing operating time, simplifying the procedure and reducing complications.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure aimed at altering sections of the small intestine and the stomach. The procedure sees two elements working toward weight loss, they are; restrictive (reducing size of stomach) and hormonal (early passage of food into the intestine).

What is bariatric surgery versus metabolic surgery?

Bariatric surgery has come to be defined as any surgical procedure to lose weight that is undertaken for personal reasons by the patient. Other types of weight loss surgery, such as metabolic, refer to a procedure undertaken to improve pending health problems such as diabetes, cardiac disease or infertility. Both offer different degrees of weight loss.

What is laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic or “keyhole” procedures are when the surgeon uses laparoscopic equipment inside the body, and the surgical view is on monitors. This method is proven to decrease infections, shorten hospital stays, and decrease the pain associated with surgery. This type of procedure is now the most common undertaken at Life Weight Loss Centre. 

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