Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be an effective tool in patients with severe obesity to help promote long term and sustained weight loss. There are some limitations to the effects of weight loss surgery and therefore it is important for individuals to gain control over their eating behaviours before going forward for surgery.

It is national guidance that you must complete a minimum of six to 12 months in a Tier 3 weight loss service before being considered for referral on to a Weight Loss Surgery Team.

As with all types of surgery, there are risks associated with the actual surgery, in addition to possible longer term complications.