We fully understand at Ashford and St. Peter’s that taking the decision to have surgery, to help with weight loss, is a major decision.
The clinical teams at our hospitals, located in Chertsey (Surrey) and Ashford (Middlesex), are dedicated to your healthcare and treatment.
In appreciation of this, we have designed these pages to inform you of the different types of surgery available, but also what you can expect on your visits.
Currently we are offering no face to face appointments, education sessions or support group meetings.
All of our appointments will be made virtually using Attend Anywhere or over the phone.
We are concentrating on making our educational material available online, once that is done we hope to be able to recommence groups virtually.
Thank you for your patience.
Our Consulting Team
Laparoscopic / Upper Gastrointestinal / Bariatric (obesity) Surgery:
Mr Shashi IRUKULLA
Laparoscopic/Upper Gastrointestinal/ Bariatric (obesity) Surgery
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon and Endocrinologist
Laparoscopic Upper Gastrointestinal/ Bariatric (obesity) Surgery
In accordance with NHS England commissioning guidelines, patients can only be referred for Bariatric Surgery when the following criteria are fulfilled:
- The individual is considered morbidly obese (BMI of 40kg/m2 or more, or between 35 kg/m2 and 40kg/m2 or greater 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 local specialist obesity service weight loss programme (non-surgical Tier 3), for a period of 12 months or 6 months if BMI > 50kg/m2.