Have you had a weight problem for many years without a solution? The excitement about bariatric procedures is that we can genuinely refer to permanent weight loss. You can feel liberated from guilt and influence your future. Take control again and don't let your weight problems prevent you from enjoying the lifestyle you want to live.
You will meet our Physician, whether our specialist Bariatric Nurse, Doctor or Surgeon who will assess your current health and discuss your weight problems in depth. A full medical history will be requested along with some body measurements.
Following the appointment, you will be informed if you are suitable for surgery, followed by the opportunity to make a booking for surgery should you wish to proceed.
The main benefit of most bariatric procedures is stomach restriction. This means you cannot eat as much food before you will feel full. Weight loss surgery can offer this restriction as a more permanent solution compared to FAD diets or pills or slimming injections.
It is less forgiving as when you have not got as much space in your stomach, you will eat less food an reduce your calorie intake.
Weight loss surgery can make a big impact on stomach restriction:
- Gastric Sleeve = 85% reduction in capacity
- Gastric Bypass = 95% reduction in capacity
- Gastric Band = 95% reduction in capacity
- Gastric Balloon = 30-50% reduction in capacity
You can still eat normal foods after weight loss surgery, but just in smaller portions. Most people will find that approx 3-6 tablespoons of food is enough to feel full. Though you are advised to avoid fatty and sugary foods/drinks to maximise your weight loss results.
When you reduce or restrict the stomach to a smaller pouch, there will be changes in your gut hormone balance. Gut hormones play an important role in appetite regulation. As your hormone levels reduce, your appetite will also be lowered.
These hormones changes and restriction can support you to battle long term eating habits you have developed over your lifetime. Therefore it can reduce your dependance on willpower alone.
Weight loss will come naturally after surgery following the changes to your body, giving you back the control you need to live your future, for longer.
Our approach at Pall Mall Bariatrics is about getting you great results. This means giving you all the support you need over your life changing journey, with as much advice as you need, and as often as you need it.
We offer a fully comprehensive 2 year aftercare programme. You will have an ‘open door’ for any enquiries, issues, advice or problems, with calls or appointments at our clinics.
Benefits of our Aftercare:
- Unlimited calls and appointments for 2 years
- Regular review meetings with the Bariatric Nurse
- Access to our Consultant Nutritionalist
- Access to our Aftercare ToolKit
- Out of Hours call service
There is no need to worry with Pall Mall Bariatrics, you are in safe hands.