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What is the Success Rate of Bariatric Surgery?

One of the most frequently asked questions about bariatric surgery is how successful the procedure is expected to be. Comparing the success rates of different procedures can help you to decide which one is right for you, but it’s important to understand what these figures actually mean. How is the success of a bariatric procedure measured and what does the average success rate mean for your weight loss?
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Pregnancy and Contraception Advice After Bariatric Surgery

Having bariatric surgery won’t prevent you from having children in the future and losing your excess weight could actually help to improve your fertility. However, it is important to talk to your doctor at the clinic in London if you are thinking about getting pregnant so that you can get personalised advice.

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Should You Lose Weight Before Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery can help you to lose weight, but there are some good reasons to try other methods of weight loss first. When you visit the London Obesity Clinic, the doctor will ask you about your previous weight loss attempts and may recommend continuing to diet for a while before having an operation.

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Weight Loss Surgery could Cure Diabetes

A quarter of the UK population is now obese. Processed foods, lack of exercise and too much sugar are fueling an epidemic of obesity in this country and in other developed countries and causing a cascade of weight-related illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and cancer. Read More

Life After Bariatric Surgery

If you are considering bariatric surgery, then you already know how important it is to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the first things your doctor will discuss with you when you talk about having surgery to help with your weight loss. Before you commit to having surgery, your doctor will want to make sure that you have tried the other options, and it is also important to be sure that you can commit to making the right lifestyle changes after you have the surgery. Read More

How to Maintain Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery?

Although bariatric surgery offers you the opportunity to lose weight successfully if you have previously struggled to decrease your weight through other means, to achieve lasting weight loss after bariatric surgery you need to make life-long changes to your eating habits. You will receive detailed instructions following your operation about the types of foods you can eat in the initial weeks after surgery, but around 8 weeks after the procedure when you resume foods of a normal consistency, careful food choices are essential to allow continued weight loss. By following a well-balanced diet that is portion controlled, and combining this with regular physical activity, you have the best chance of losing fat, while preserving your muscle mass. Read More