Cost of weight
loss surgery treatment
It is unlikely that anyone
considering weight loss surgery would be able to access this free of charge on
the National Health Service without being put on a very long waiting list (2 – 3
years), as the NHS has little funds for such operations unless there is an
additional serious health problem associated with the obesity.
However, certain regions do make special cases and we would always recommend
that you visit your General Practitioner before embarking upon a major
procedure. As well as their advice and guidance they may also be able to refer
you to a local NHS Hospital who can treat you.
Prices for private bariatric surgery can vary according to the type of operation
and can range from £5,000 - £9,500 for a gastric band procedure to £8,000 -
£15,000 for a gastric bypass procedure, depending on the complexity of surgery
required for your size. Intragastric balloon procedures, which include fees for
insertion and removal, range from £4,000 -£8,000.
may need further surgery, a few years post bariatric, for the removal of
excess skin left after the weight loss, so be prepared to budget for an
additional £3,000 - £6,000 of surgery.
Problems and risks
The number of operations for this type of surgery, has
doubled every three years, since 1998.
In 2004 ( the latest year for statistics) there where over
Gastric Bypass operations. The number of people
who have died as a result of the surgery is 2421,
but as the number of operations has more than doubled since 2004, the number of
deaths is now over 5000, per year.
Statistics show that 12% of candidates have their band removed after a few years and have further surgery for
This type of operation is a barbaric procedure
that maims patients for life. You can never go back
to having a normal digestive system after undergoing
Even more frightening, studies show that patients are just as unhealthy
following the procedure as they were before it, even when they lose weight.
Bypassing your stomach doesn't make
you a healthy person, even if it does force you to eat less.
To be healthy, you have to eat healthy food and have an
exercise programme, for life. We offer a life style change, for your life ahead.
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