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