Weight Loss Surgery
Ramsay can offer a solution to Obesity through its weight loss
programmes and surgical weight loss procedures. We offer
FREE Consultations for Gastric Banding,
Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Balloon Procedures. In
making the decision that you wish to proceed with being referred to
a surgeon, you must understand that surgery is only the first step
to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
You must be willing to commit to a long term programme, which
includes regular visits to the hospital for nutritional advice,
weight monitoring and support.
Is your weight affecting your health?
Have you tried all the diets available with no success?
What is obesity?
Obesity is the accumulation of excess fat
resulting in a body weight which is more than 25% above what is
considered to be normal for your sex and height. The Body mass
index (BMI) is the measure most often used to determine whether
someone is obese.
BMI is a measure of your relative weight to
your height and is calculated by taking your weight in Kilogrammes
divided by your height in metres squared.
You are overweight if your BMI is over 26 and
you are obese if your BMI is greater than 30.
What are the risks of being morbidly obese?
The more overweight or obese you are the greater the health
risks. Obesity can increase your chances of developing
serious conditions such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes - the risk of type 2 diabetes increases with
the degree and duration of obesity, particularly if you have a lot
of excess fat around your waist. Diabetes increases the risk
of heart disease and stroke.
- Hypertension (High blood pressure)
- Heart disease and stroke
- Cancer - obese women have an increased risk of breast and womb
cancer while obese men have an increased risk of prostate
cancer. Cancer of the bowel is also increased in
- Sleep Apnoea (temporary disruption of breathing during
sleep. Often associated with snoring and daytime sleepiness)
and other respiratory problems.
- Osteoarthritis and back pain.
By losing weight you can significantly improve your health and
reduce your risk of developing these conditions.
The Yorkshire Clinic's Bariatric Surgeons are:
Morelife - Weight-Loss Programme
Our weight-loss programmes are successful because they are
personally tailored to you, addressing why other weight-loss
services didn't work and putting you back in control. Working
with specialists at the Yorkshire Clinic you are assured of a
service that is scientifically proven to help you lose weight, with
access to weight-loss surgery if and when its right for you.