Can I get a gastric bypass on the NHS?

Can I get a gastric bypass on the NHS?

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Answer: Weight loss surgery is available on the NHS for people who meet certain criteria.

  • These include: you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more
  • or a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition that might improve if you lost weight (such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure)
  • Where I live before you are referred to the bariatric services you have to attend a food for thought group which runs for 12 weeks and I’m 5 weeks in its terribly boring because I feel like ‘ I know all this already!!! But I will continue to go and once I have completed they say I will be referred to the bariatric service so my question really is what happens next?? What are the timescales who do I see?
  • I have had to see dieticians, a psychotherapist, follow a 12 weeks food nutrition and exercise regime/classes, plus I have been seeing a personal health trainer for almost a year.
  • I also had to see a bariatric doctor last August (who visited the area and saw lots of patients) who assessed if I was ‘right’ for surgery. After seeing him I had to wait for my referral to Luton and Dunstable which I received in January this year.
My first appointment I was seen by a nurse who took blood etc, I then had an ECG, I then saw a man who assesses if you’re a good candidate (I cannot remember his title sorry). That visit to the hospital was just over 3 hours long. My last appointment was April, I saw the nurse, followed by the dietitian who explained about the low-calorie liquid diet, followed by the psychologist who needs to ensure that you’re mentally prepared etc. Two days after seeing the team I started the liquid diet, I have 3-4 pints of semi-skimmed milk a day, I take a multivitamin, I am meant to have 1 or 2 salty drinks a day although I struggle like mad with them as they make me gag, I’m also supposed to drink 2 litres of water a day. I go back to LAD the second week of June at which point I will have been on the milk diet for 5.5 weeks. It hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be as luckily I don’t really suffer from head hunger aka cravings and I’ve also managed to lose weight, about 10kg so far using this method. I can have sugar free jelly too if I want it but as I hate sweetener with a passion it’s just not for me. Do the above criteria apply to gastric band surgery? Answer: yes the rules apply.
You will need to qualify on several points before you can have a gastric bypass on the NHS.
  1. is your health deteriorating from being obese
  2. Are you diabetic
  3. are you type 2 diabetic
  4. have you tried exercise and diets to lose weight
You can check by clicking here to see if you may qualify
Weight loss surgery is available on the NHS for people who meet certain criteria. These include:
  • If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more,
  • or a BMI between 35 and 40 and an obesity-related condition that might improve if you lost weight (such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure)
  • You already have severe Type 2 diabetes.
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