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For those considering bariatric surgery

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Weight Loss Surgery Myths And Questions Answered...

If you're on a journey to lose weight and researching weight loss surgery, you’ve probably come across various myths surrounding weight los...

The relationship between obesity & weight loss sur...

Obesity has become a significant health concern affecting millions of people globally. Recognised as a disease, obesity poses serious health risks and...

Considering weight loss surgery this year? Find out if you’re eligible and start your journey to a healthier you.

Getting ready for your surgery

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

What you need to know about vitamins and minerals ...

To maintain good health throughout your bariatric journey, it’s important to pay attention to your vitamin and mineral needs immediately after y...

What to expect in Riga...

A step by step breakdown of your upcoming visit to Riga and what to expect on your trip....

Connect with others on the same journey as you to lasting weight loss success

Life after weight loss surgery

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Tips - Enjoying summer after weight loss surgery...

As the summer season approaches, the thought of enjoying it can be overwhelming for those who have undergone bariatric surgery. If this is one of your...

Healthy snacks to boost energy levels...

Discover a variety of healthy snack suggestions to boost your energy levels throughout the day. We’ve curated a list of suggestions that are per...

Customer stories

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Melissa's journey to losing over 5 stone with Weig...

Melissa shares her journey going from 15 stone and increasing health issues to losing just under 6 stones and no longer suffering from sleep apnea jus...

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Commonly asked questions

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

Useful articles and explainers to help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you

  • Which health issues does weight loss surgery help cure/send into remission?

    Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, can be an effective treatment for a variety of health issues related to obesity. While it's essential to understand that weight loss surgery isn't a cure-all and individual results may vary, many patients experience significant improvements or remission in several health conditions following surgery. Some of the health issues that weight loss surgery can help manage, improve, or send into remission include:

    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Dyslipidemia (High Cholesterol and Triglycerides)
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Will I need to take long term medication after surgery?

    It's common for patients who undergo weight loss surgery to wonder about their medication needs post-surgery. While each individual's medical journey is unique, here's a general overview to help address this concern:

    In many cases, weight loss surgery can lead to significant improvements in various health conditions associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. As a result, some patients may find that they require fewer medications or even none at all after surgery.

    However, it's essential to understand that medication management post-surgery varies from person to person. Some individuals may still need to take medications for pre-existing conditions, while others may need medications temporarily as their body adjusts to the changes following surgery. Additionally, certain vitamins and supplements may be recommended to prevent nutritional deficiencies and support overall health.
  • What are the criteria for weight loss surgery?

    The criteria for weight loss surgery typically involve several factors that help determine if a patient is a suitable candidate. While specific requirements may vary depending on the type of procedure, common criteria often include:

    1. Having a BMI of 30 or higher (obesity)
    2. Previous attempts at weight loss without significant long-term success.
    3. A commitment to lifestyle changes
    4. Age - most surgeons prefer patients to be between the ages of 18 and 65, although exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.