Click to download the Bariatric Surgery - Your Guide to our Service leaflet
 

Bariatric Surgery - Your Guide to our Service

We fully understand at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals that taking the decision to have surgery, to help with weight loss, is a major decision. In appreciation of this, we have designed this guide to inform you of the different types of surgery available, but also what you can expect on your visits.

To qualify for assessment for surgery you are required to have attended and completed a Specialist Weight Management Service ... read more

 
Click to download the Coping with Anxiety or Difficulties Eating after Surgery leaflet
 

Coping with Anxiety or Difficulties Eating after Surgery

This leaflet aims to help you to gain a broader understanding of the brain and body’s stress response and how this may contribute to difficulties eating after bariatric surgery ... read more

 
Click to download the Dietary Guidelines after Bariatric Surgery leaflet
 

Dietary Guidelines after Bariatric Surgery

This leaflet is designed for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery such as a gastric band insertion, a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. There is a separate booklet given out for those needing a gastric balloon ... read more

 
Click to download the Frequently asked questions Tier 3 leaflet
 

Frequently asked questions Tier 3

The Specialist commissioning group for bariatric surgery made it an essential requirement for anyone wanting bariatric surgery to have attended and completed a non-surgical Specialist Weight Management Service (SWMS) prior to any surgical referral ... read more

 
Click to download the Mindfulness and Mindful Eating leaflet
 

Mindfulness and Mindful Eating

Mindfulness has been shown to help with a number of physical and psychological difficulties including: type 2 diabetes, chronic pain, binge and emotional eating, depression, anxiety and stress ... read more

 
Click to download the Psychological Risks associated with Bariatric Surgery leaflet
 

Psychological Risks associated with Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery can be an effective tool to support people lose weight and improve their health. However, this surgery is life changing and it is important that you take time to understand the risks that can be associated with it.

This booklet is designed to give you an overview of some of the most common psychological risks associated with bariatric surgery ... read more

 
Click to download the Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric Psychology Service leaflet
 

Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric Psychology Service

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and let you know about the different types of psychological support available to you as part of the Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery Services ... read more

 
Click to download the Surgical Pathway Tier 4 leaflet
 

Surgical Pathway Tier 4

Surgery is considered a treatment option for people with morbid obesity providing all of the following criteria are fulfilled:

  • 18 years or older
  • BMI of 40Kg/m2 or more, or BMI greater that 35kg/m2 in the presence of other significant diseases
  • Morbid/severe obesity has been present for at least five years
  • The individual has recently received and complied with a Specialised Weight Management Programme (SWMS) for a duration of 12-24 months

If the above criteria are met then you are eligible to be referred for consideration of Bariatric Surgery. ... read more