gastricbandfrance.co.uk, comparing reviews, prices etc. After making the initial enquiry I was contacted very quickly and given all the necessary information, along with a testimonial lists and the cv of the surgeon. Again I carried on my research into the company and was satisfied that this was the right choice for me. From the moment I made my decision everything progressed quickly and very efficiently. I did have some doubts and worries about travelling to a different country for such a big operation as a gastric bypass, but all my doubts were unfounded, my experience was brilliant! The package includes a stay in a 4 star hotel. When we arrive in France via EuroStar, a taxi service was ready and waiting to take us to our 4 star hotel. When we arrived at the hotel the English-speaking receptionist welcomed us, talked us through our stay, explained our taxi services to and from the hospital and showed us to our room. The hotel was beautiful! All of our hospital appointments ran very smoothly. All of our hospital appointments run very smoothly, the taxi was on time every day and the hospital staff were very friendly and efficient. Both the surgeon and anaesthetist spoke perfect English. After each appointment we waited no longer than 5 minutes for our taxi to return us to the hotel, where we then freshened up and went out to explore the beautiful town of Le Havre. The day of the Surgery everything ran very efficiently. On the day of my gastric bypass surgery I was collected from the hotel and taken to the hospital. Again everything run very efficiently. We was given our own private room with en suite. Once I returned from the mini gastric bypass operation the care I was given from the nurses was amazing. They was all so friendly and all of the nurses tried very hard to communicate in English and did so very well which made my recovery a lot easier. I was up and out of bed just a few hours after surgery, and by the following day I was walking down to sit outside the hospital in the sunshine! The surgeon came to visit us everyday while we was in the hospital. On the day we was discharged the surgeon came in and talked me through the after care, provided me a gastric bypass diet sheet, and with all the information I would need to give to my GP’s and wished us well. The whole experience was more than what I ever expected When we returned to the hotel the staff welcomed me back and I choose to sit out in the beautiful garden and enjoy some sunshine. I was provided with dinner that night at the hotel. The next day the surgeon came to the hotel to do a final check on me and to wish me luck. We was then picked up by a taxi and taken back to Paris to catch the euro star. The whole experience was more than what I ever expected, it ran perfectly! It is the best decision I have ever made and I cannot thank everyone enough. The surgeon, the nurses, the hotel staff were all absolutely amazing! And considering what a big operation I had I can’t believe how good I felt, I even caught a suntan after the operation!!