OUR SERVICES & OPERATIONS
We provide all the currently available weight loss procedures.
Gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) is considered the "gold-standard" of modern obesity surgery, and we can say that it has stood the test of time. The first laparoscopic gastric bypass was performed in 1993, and since then almost a million procedures have been performed, with excellent short and long term results. It aims to reduce the amount of calories absorbed from your food whilst helping you to feel full after eating smaller meals.
The procedure is regarded as one of the most difficult procedures to perform by the keyhole technique, but it has amazing benefits such as a short hospital stay, reduced discomfort, shorter recovery times, less scaring and minimal risk of incisional hernia.
It may be appropriate for you if:
- You are morbidly obese (have a BMI of over 40)
- You have a BMI of over 35 and suffer from a condition that poses a serious health risk (e.g. diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure)
- all appropriate non-surgical measures have been tried but have failed to achieve or maintain adequate, clinically beneficial weight loss
- You are generally fit for anesthesia and surgery and commit to the need for long-term follow-up.
The weight loss is expected to be around 70-75% of your excess weight, but more importantly there is a dramatic improvement in the obesity-related co-morbidities:
- Type 2 diabetes is improved or completely reversed in up to 90% of the patients.
- Hypertension is reversed in 70% of the patients, and the medication requirement is significantly reduced.
- Hyperlipidaemia (high cholesterol level) is corrected in the 70% of the patients.
- Obstructive sleep apnoe is improving in 75%.
The procedure is safe in trained hands, and the complication rate is about 5%.
The anastomotic leak rates and bleedings are around 2%; the mortality rate is 0.5% based on large statistics.
Hospital stay is usually 2 days.
All inclusive price - in the UK - is from £9800 (including 2 years follow-up). The price in Hungary is around £6000 (depending on the currency ratio.) Please contact us for the up to date price.
Gastric sleeve surgery involves reducing the size of your stomach. During the operation up to 3/4 of the stomach is removed by dividing it, with the new stomach taking the shape of a narrow tube or sleeve. This effectively restricts the stomach capacity without affecting its function.
It may be appropriate for you if:
BMI>35 and you have an obesity related co-morbidity.
You have failed to lose weight with conventional methods (diet, exercise.)
You wish to loose weight, but you are not "keen on the re-plumbing (bypass)"
Gastric sleeve surgery reduces the size of your stomach, unlike the gastric bypass procedure which also affects the way food is absorbed. Compared to a bypass operation there are also fewer restrictions on the types of food that can be eaten following the surgery. Following gastric sleeve surgery patients often experience a reduction in appetite as the area of the stomach that has been removed plays a role in the amount of hunger hormones your stomach releases and you may initially lose weight more rapidly than with a gastric band.
You can expect to lose 60-70% of your excess weight in 2 years' time.
The procedure is safe in trained hands, and you can expect no more than a 2-3% complication rate.
All inclusive price - in the UK - is from £9000 (including 2 years follow-up). The price in Hungary is around £6000 (depending on the currency ratio), please contact us for the up to date price.
Gastric band surgery involves dividing your stomach into two by placing a silicone band around the stomach - therefore creating a small pouch at the top of your stomach which is roughly the size of a golf ball. This effectively reduces the amount of food you can eat before filling up the pouch and this will leave you feeling fuller for longer on a smaller amount of food. The rate at which food is allowed to empty out of the pouch and into your lower stomach is also controlled.
The band will require regular adjustments at the clinic to either loosen or tighten the band. This is done via a button like port connected to the band by a small, thin tube and sterile salt water (saline) is passed through the tube to inflate the band. The port is not visible as it is placed below the skin and fat.
You can expect to lose 50-60% of your excess weight in 2 years' time.
The procedure is safe in trained hands, and you can expect no more than a 2-3% complication rate in short term. However, in 5 years the band removal rate could be as high as 40%.
All inclusive price- in the UK- is from £6000 (including 2 years follow-up). The price in Hungary is around £4000 (depending on the currency ratio), please contact us for the up to date price.
OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE:
Band to Bypass conversion
Gastric band adjustment
Emergency gastric band removal
Please contact us if any of those procedures you think is needed