Bariatric Surgery Nhs Northern Ireland


BBC News - NHS gastric band surgery to rise


Extra operations are to be offered at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank near Glasgow. It will provide bariatric surgery - procedures to fit gastric bands and stomach stapling to restrict the amount of food people can digest. NHS guidelines state that anyone who is so overweight that their life is at risk should be offered weight loss surgery, such as a gastric band, to restrict the amount of food they can eat. The Golden Jubilee Hospital has announced that it is to start performing gastric band operations. The Golden Jubilee was originally built as a private hospital. The days that are good are when I can eat sensibly. Alistair Flowerdew, medical director of the Golden Jubilee. "Surgery for obesity is rare and the Scottish government's focus is on preventing people becoming obese in the first place. "However this new service at the Golden Jubilee will ensure that for those who need it treatment is available." The Golden Jubilee Hospital was built as a private hospital in 1994 by Health Care International.


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More weight loss operations for diabetes - BBC News


Wales and Northern Ireland are not bound by the guidance, but do tend to follow them closely. The surgery can cost between £3,000 and £15,000 and the move by NICE has raised concerns that the NHS will not be able to afford the treatment, even if there are savings in the longer term. This type of surgery is only available on the NHS to treat people with potentially life-threatening obesity when other treatments have not worked. Around 8,000 people a year are currently receiving the treatment. The two most common types of weight loss surgery are: It explicitly states that people who have been diagnosed in the past decade and have a BMI over 35 should be assessed for surgery. Diabetes UK says around 460,000 people will meet the criteria for an automatic assessment under the guidance. But the total jumps nearer to 850,000 when those with a BMI of 30 are also considered, it says. He told the BBC's website: "The first line of attack will be diet and exercise and we would expect clinicians to consider the risks and benefits of surgery for patients." Image caption More people would be considered for bariatric surgery under the plans. A growing population and the increasing needs of the elderly are creating stresses and strains for health service finances. In the case of obesity, many experts are stressing that the answer is prevention and education and that surgery on the NHS is no long term solution. Prof Baker told the Today programme: "The mainstay of weight reduction in people who are obese, whether they have diabetes or not, continues to be diet and exercise," "But for some people, whose lives are threatened by the fact that they have diabetes, can be transformed if they are offered they are offered bariatric surgery earlier than our current guidance would allow".


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Private Gastric Band Northern Ireland - Check Prices and


Private Gastric Band Northern Ireland. All 4 Private Gastric Band Clinics in Northern Ireland. We have all the information you need about public and private bariatric surgery clinics that provide gastric band in Northern Ireland. Looking for Private Gastric Band? Choose from 4 Private Gastric Band Clinics in Northern Ireland and compare prices, patient reviews, and availability. Find the Best Price for Gastric Band in Northern Ireland. Great International Options for Gastric Band. Book a Gastric Band - Show Times. Gastric Band £3081  -  £3357. The gastric sleeve is the latest weight loss procedure that shows promising results. How does the Gastric Sleeve work? Gastric Band  


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Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity Surgery


Call us on 1850 20 40 90 for more information on weight loss surgery. The Hospital Group is one of Ireland's leading providers of Weight loss Surgery and Obesity Surgery and are experts in Cosmetic Surgery . We offer Weight loss surgery optons including Gastric band , Gastric Bypass and Gastric balloon in Ireland. Email us for more information on Gastric Band. Email us for more information on Gastric Bypass. With the gastric balloon in place, you will have a feeling of fullness and reduced hunger, which will help you to kick-start your weight loss. Email us for more information on Gastric Balloon. In fact over 70% of our 350 members of staff have themselves had cosmetic or weight loss surgery. For more information please contact us on Weight Loss Surgery Ireland. Email us for more information on Weight loss Surgery. The gallery shows cosmetic surgery patients along with patients who have undergone Weight Loss Surgery Ireland. We have a range of private hospitals and clinics across the UK and Ireland, where we carry out all of our cosmetic surgery procedures and consultations. Weight Loss Surgery Ireland. For those who need a weight loss surgeon we offer the latest in gastric band and bariatric surgery including gastric banding , gastric balloon and gastric bypass surgery in the Ireland.


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Weight loss surgery - NHS Choices


Weight loss surgery  Read more about who can have weight loss surgery . Availability of weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery is also available privately. Types of weight loss surgery. The three most widely used types of weight loss surgery are: Read more about  how weight loss surgery is performed . Life after weight loss surgery. Read more about  life after weight loss surgery . As with all types of surgery, weight loss surgery carries the risk of complications, some of which are serious and potentially fatal, such as: Read more about the  risks of weight loss surgery . Read more about the results of weight loss surgery .


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Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Health, Social


MLAs will come in and out depending on the day that they are having. That will involve the residential programme and the community-orientated programme. We do not just want to prevent obesity; we want to prevent the diabetes and premature deaths, for example, that accompany it. I am not protecting the food industry, but I think that we have to work side by side with it, and it is making strides. That is the infrastructure that public health research requires, and that is the engine of discovery. We have heard the joined-up phrase, and we need that, but at action level. People do not have the choices that we have to go to Marks and Spencer for their nice fruit. We need surveys that are fit for purpose, and for the last two iterations of the health and well-being survey we have not had measures of BMI. That is why we have a lot of interventions that are small scale and collect no real data for the future. That sounds extreme, and you might not agree, but that is the idea. I know that that is something that has been said many times, and it has been said to the Health Committee.


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Private Gastric Sleeve Northern Ireland - Check Prices and


Private Gastric Sleeve Northern Ireland. All 4 Private Gastric Sleeve Clinics in Northern Ireland. We have all the information you need about public and private bariatric surgery clinics that provide gastric sleeve in Northern Ireland. Looking for Private Gastric Sleeve? Choose from 4 Private Gastric Sleeve Clinics in Northern Ireland and compare prices, patient reviews, and availability. Find the Best Price for Gastric Sleeve in Northern Ireland. Great International Options for Gastric Sleeve. Gastric Sleeve CA$8571  -  CA$9689. The gastric sleeve is the latest weight loss procedure that shows promising results. By restricting food absorbtion and reducing hunger the gastric sleeve might be your best option. How does the Gastric Sleeve work? Gastric Sleeve.


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Choosing a Surgeon ‚Äļ WLS Info


Although the title of this article is "Choosing a Surgeon", the key to successful bariatric surgery is choosing the right "team". Surgery on the NHS. It is vital that you ask your surgeon the following questions: Bariatric surgery is new to the UK. So, I would not recommend surgery abroad but if you are considering it please ask your surgeon the questions in this article. BARIATRIC SURGERY ON THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. It is a common misconception that bariatric surgery is not available on the NHS. The NICE guidelines make a clear case for bariatric surgery and therefore NHS trusts are expected to provide it. However, the NHS is a finite resource and money does not grow on trees - this means that NHS trusts are quite stringent in who they provide bariatric surgery to. The NHS considers bariatric surgery a special case. The journey towards bariatric surgery on the NHS starts with your General Practitioner. The PCT will consider your case and give a decision. I'm afraid that you don't have much choice in where you go for surgery; the PCT contracts out the bariatric surgery to designated providers, and on the whole you have to go where the PCT tells you. Their criteria for offering bariatric surgery can be stricter than the NICE criteria. Remember, they have only a limited amount of resources and the budget for bariatric surgery must also cover other special cases.


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More weight loss operations for diabetes - BBC News


Wales and Northern Ireland are not bound by the guidance, but do tend to follow them closely. The surgery can cost between £3,000 and £15,000 and the move by NICE has raised concerns that the NHS will not be able to afford the treatment, even if there are savings in the longer term. This type of surgery is only available on the NHS to treat people with potentially life-threatening obesity when other treatments have not worked. Around 8,000 people a year are currently receiving the treatment. The two most common types of weight loss surgery are: It explicitly states that people who have been diagnosed in the past decade and have a BMI over 35 should be assessed for surgery. Diabetes UK says around 460,000 people will meet the criteria for an automatic assessment under the guidance. But the total jumps nearer to 850,000 when those with a BMI of 30 are also considered, it says. Image caption More people would be considered for bariatric surgery under the plans. In the case of obesity, many experts are stressing that the answer is prevention and education and that surgery on the NHS is no long term solution. Prof Baker told the Today programme: "The mainstay of weight reduction in people who are obese, whether they have diabetes or not, continues to be diet and exercise," "But for some people, whose lives are threatened by the fact that they have diabetes, can be transformed if they are offered they are offered bariatric surgery earlier than our current guidance would allow".


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Welsh Government - Written Statement - Bariatric Surgery


The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) is currently undertaking a review of bariatric surgery policy.  Bariatric surgery is a specialised service and WHSSC is responsible for the planning and delivery of specialised and tertiary services in Wales. Surgery has proved to be both clinically and cost effective and, as such, has been endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The review will assess the impact of health outcomes and costs to NHS Wales of adopting the NICE guidance for bariatric surgery.  This emphasises the importance of the non-specialised levels of the obesity pathway and that implementing NICE guidance for bariatric surgery must be linked to implementing the full pathway. The criteria in Wales have been developed to focus the scarce resource currently available for bariatric surgery on the most at risk group.  The criteria have been set to ensure only those patients with the greatest ability to benefit have access to surgery and funding is, therefore, restricted to those with pressing health issues. Only patients who meet the clinical criteria are funded for treatment.  A small proportion of all patients referred for assessment have the surgery.  Furthermore, up to 40% of patients drop out, despite having funding agreed, when they have the procedure and the potential complications of bariatric surgery explained.  Clinical assessment of eligibility is undertaken by the Welsh Institute of Metabolic and Obesity Surgery (WIMOS), based at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, acting as a gatekeeper for Wales. The aim of the review is to recommend options to the Joint Committee for the revision of the current bariatric surgery policy.  Any proposals to extend access to bariatric surgery will be considered as part of the WHSSC prioritisation process for the 2012/13 plan. I have been informed the review will be completed by the end of December 2012, followed by a paper for the WHSSC Joint Committee in January on policy options. This review will be considered in the context of the all Wales Obesity Pathway, which sets out a four tiered approach for the prevention and treatment of obesity, from community based prevention and early intervention to specialist medical and surgical services.


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Weight loss surgery - How it is performed


The three most widely used types of weight loss surgery are gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy, both based on restriction, and gastric bypass, which uses a combination of restriction and malabsorption. The advantage of this type of surgery is it causes less pain afterwards and has a faster recovery time. You can also read a summary of the pros and cons of the different weight loss operations , allowing you to compare your treatment options. This allows the band to be adjusted as required after surgery. Gastric bypass uses special surgical staplers to create a small pouch at the top of your stomach. This means it takes less food to make you feel full and you'll also absorb fewer calories from the food you eat. There's usually more weight loss after a gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy than after a gastric band. Read about the risks of weight loss surgery . A gastric band is reversible, so if you find it difficult to cope with the restrictions associated with life after surgery, you can have the band removed. A gastric bypass or a sleeve gastrectomy, on the other hand, can't be reversed. You'll also be required to take nutritional supplements for the rest of your life if you have a gastric bypass. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both types of surgery with your surgical team.


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THE COMPLICATIONS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY IN NORTHERN IRELAND


THE COMPLICATIONS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY IN NORTHERN IRELAND. Introduction Bariatric surgery has increased by 530% in the UK in the past 6 years. Bariatric surgery is not commissioned on the NHS in NI. This study was undertaken in order to review the complications of bariatric surgery that have presented to our hospital in the past 6 years. Method The hospital PAS system was interrogated for codes relating to emergency admissions due to complications following bariatric surgery between 2007 and 2012. Regardless of the current lack of commissioning for bariatric services, significant expertise and resources will continue to be required in order to manage these patients.


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Obesity statistics UK - Marcus Reddy Bariatric Surgeon


Women were more likely then men (46% and 34% respectively) to have a raised waist circumference in 2010 (over 88cm for women and over 102 cm for men) Equivalent figures for women were: 14%, 19% and 25% High blood pressure was recorded in 51% of men and 46% of women in the obese group vs 20% of men and 15% of women in the normal weight group. 1,444 of the 8,087 procedures for bariatric surgery in 2010/11 were for maintenance of an existing band. 23.9% of UK women and 22% of men were recorded as being obese in the year 2008 to 2009. After the UK, the countries with the highest levels of female obesity were Malta 21.1% and Latvia 20.9% For men, after Malta and the UK, the countries with the highest instances of male obesity were Hungary 21.4% and the Czech Republic 18.4% Italy, 9.3% of women were found to be obese and 11.3% men. Bulgaria 11.3% for women and 11.6% for men. France 12.7% for women and 11.7% for men.


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What Does Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Cost


Here are the 5 most common plastic surgery procedures that follow weight loss surgery. Cost of Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery. Weight loss surgery is both complex and costly. The cost of gastric bypass surgery generally comprises the pre-op lab and X-ray fees, anesthesia, hospital facility and surgeon's fee. Since gastric bypass is a complex surgery, with more than one method, many variables and recovery issues, costs can escalate quickly. The cost of adjustable gastric banding generally comprises the hospital facility fee, the surgeon's fee, pre-op lab and X-ray fees and follow-up appointments for adjustments or fills during the first year after gastric banding surgery. Other types of weight loss surgery including the gastric sleeve surgery and duodenal switch surgery involve some of the same primary costs as gastric bypass and gastric banding , but they also have some additional variables that may affect the price. When evaluating weight loss surgery cost, remember that after your procedure, additional plastic surgery may be necessary. With regard to follow-up plastic surgery procedures, the more skin and fat to be removed, the longer the surgical time requirement and the higher the cost. You should discuss these procedures and the additional costs with your doctor. Health insurance providers including Medicare and, in some states, Medicaid, are beginning to cover some or all of the costs of surgery for obesity if medical necessity is established by your doctor and if you meet the National Institutes of Health requirements. Many bariatric physicians and plastic surgeons offer payment plans to help you manage the cost of your weight loss surgery.


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Obesity surgery 'seen as quick fix' - BBC News


Obesity surgery is often seen as a quick fix, without proper consideration of the risks, a review says. Post-surgery care was also found to be lacking, the watchdog said. There were more than 8,000 of these operations, sometimes called bariatric surgery, carried out by the NHS last year - and the number is rising by about 10% a year. The numbers paying for the surgery themselves is unknown. The review found only 29% of patients received psychological counselling prior to referral for surgery and in a quarter of cases consent forms did not contain the appropriate information about the surgery, including the risks involved. The report also took issue with the way the surgery was being portrayed in advertising, saying many adverts only showed it in a positive light. Report co-author Ian Martin said: "Bariatric surgery is a radical procedure with considerable risks as well as benefits. "Consent often happens on the day the patient is admitted for surgery. "This means there is no time for patients to reflect on their choices and have the opportunity to ask further questions about the risks and benefits of surgery before committing themselves to an operation."


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Weight Loss Surgery in Northern Ireland


For expert advice on weight loss surgery in Northern Ireland contact us here at the National Obesity Surgery Centre. Our  surgeons and hospitals serving Northern Ireland meet the excellence criteria set out in our standards document for weight loss surgery. We have bariatric surgery specialists in all of the key weight loss surgical procedures. We will advise on the bariatric surgery that is best for you. Our Surgeons include specialists in the following bariatric surgery procedures: As the leading bariatric surgery provider we offer weight loss surgery at leading hospitals across the UK . Each of our weight loss surgery centres of excellence is staffed by leading healthcare professionals and the best weight loss surgeons, ready to help you right now.


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NHS and Obesity Surgery - Weight Loss


NHS and Obesity Surgery. One of the ways to tackle obesity is bariatric surgery (also sometimes referred to as obesity or weight loss surgery), though it is used only as a last resort. ¬†Pressure is mounting on the NHS to increase its capacity to handle weight loss surgeries, but it currently does just 46% of the desired obesity surgeries, says the¬† British Obesity Surgery Patient Association . A number of people from UK go abroad for weight loss surgery. Who is a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery? According to a¬† Memorandum submitted by Professor John Baxter ¬†to the UK Parliament‚Äôs Select Committee on Health, the following are the criteria for an obese person to be considered for weight loss surgery: Patients who are not considered for any type of bariatric surgery have the following conditions: Wait Times for Obesity Procedures in the UK. The British Obesity Surgery Patient Association receives 4,000 inquiries every month from people desperate for the operation. It has been estimated¬†that there are about 1.2 million people who fit the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)‚Äôs criteria for obesity surgery in the UK, but there is no way that the NHS can cope with such a figure. The NICE says patients with a BMI of 40 or 35 are eligible for obesity operations, but NHS is so hard pressed that it is giving priority only to patients with a BMI of 45-50. Lack of NHS capacity‚ÄĒespecially lack of extra funding for obesity surgery (much of this surgery is done in private hospitals) Types of Obesity Procedures Covered by the NHS. It is mainly because of the long waiting time for obesity surgery at NHS that more people from the UK are now going abroad for the surgery. Submit the free quote request form on the right for more information on Obesity Surgery in Mexico, India, Costa Rica, Belgium and Turkey.


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Physiotherapy works : Obesity - The Chartered Society of


NICE guidance for the management of obesity recommends that initial management comprises of a variety of interventions to modify diet and physical activity behaviours.(2) The cost of overweight and obesity to the NHS in the UK was £5.1billion in 2006-07.(34) Patients with low levels of physical activity and musculoskeletal or cognitive barriers are referred for physiotherapy assessment. Once home, patients attend the Homerton Physical Activity Circuits and Education (PACE) class. Achieving Consensus on Recommendations for the Clinical Management of Overweight and Obese Adults for Canadian Physiotherapy Practice. Physiotherapists and the management of obesity. The Importance of Pre and Postoperative Physical Activity Counseling in Bariatric Surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Association for the Study of Obesity. Obesity and physical activity factsheet. Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet: England 2014. The economic burden of ill health due to diet, physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol and obesity in the UK: an update to. Economic Costs of Obesity and the Case for Government Intervention Obesity Reviews.


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Ireland Gastric Bypass - Plastic Surgery Portal


Ireland (IE) Gastric Bypass. Gastric Bypass Procedure. The idea behind this procedure is to create a smaller stomach so most of the food will bypass the stomach and only a small proportion will eventually end up entering your body. The surgery also creates a bypass to some part of the small intestine, which also contributes to less absorption. This operation can be performed using several techniques, the most common one called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. In a normal digestion process the food passes from the stomach to the small intestine and then to the large intestine. Then he`ll connect the "new" stomach to the middle portion of the small intestine called jejunum, that way the food will bypass the rest of the stomach and upper portion of the small intestine called duodenum.


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Gastric Banding NHS


Details of the many different forms of weight loss surgery, gastric band, gastric bypass etc. Any procedure addressing weight loss by the use of surgery. GASTRIC BAND SURGERY IN THE UK. GASTRIC BAND NHS. Gastric banding NHS based and privately funded along with other forms of weight loss surgery such as gastric balloons and the gastric stomach bypass are becoming increasingly important in the treatment of obesity in the UK. There are an increasing number of different gastric weight reduction surgery options ranging from the familiar such as the gastric band and gastric bypass to newer techniques such as the gastric balloon ( intragastric balloon ) and gastric sleeve ( sleeve gastrectomy ). Weight loss NHS - In the UK it is often possible to receive funding for weight loss surgery operations on the NHS although it is not a straightforward process and many criteria have to be met and indeed quite a few obstacles have to be hurdled but it is a worthwhile objective considering that a gastric band operation carried out privately can cost around £6000. For more information on the gastric band cost  , gastric band nhs, gastric bypass NHS or other weight loss surgery NHS based please click on the NHS button on the menu bar. After care is in many ways as important as the weight loss surgery itself and should be fully evaluated before committing yourself to any procedure be it on a private basis or via the NHS. Information covered in this website in addition to stomach band surgery include other topics such as liposuction  or a tummy tuck , the stomach bypass for weight loss, the gastric bypass price, gastric balloons and gastric sleeve details and costs plus general uk weight loss information. The Gastric Band was first introduced as an aid to weight loss in the early 1980's by Lubomyr Kuzmak a Ukrainian born doctor.


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