Post-Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

There are several weight-loss surgeries being performed worldwide. They may vary from a simple gastric balloon insertion to invasive surgeries including:

  • Intragastric balloon
  • Gastric band
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass surgery
  • Duodenal switch or biliopancreatic diversion
  • Banded bypass

Weight loss surgery is only a tool for long term weight loss. Most people benefit from it if they have good support, following the surgery. However, research shows weight regain after weight loss surgery which is very common. Weight regain is encountered more often with gastric band than with gastric bypass surgery.

What are the reasons for weight regain after weight loss surgery?

There are several reasons for weight regain following weight loss surgery, which includes problems directly related to the surgical procedure like:

  • Pouch dilatation
  • Anastomotic dilatation
  • Problems with gastric band
  • Fistula due to staple line breakdown
  • Recurrent dumping

Reasons for weight regain not directly related to surgery include:

  1. Endocrine abnormalities
  2. Adaption to the food
  3. Psychological reasons
  4. Increased emotional eating
  5. Medications
  6. Alcohol addiction
  7. Body image problems and many more ….

What are the consequences of not dealing with weight regain after weight loss surgery?

If you do not address weight regain after you have had weight loss surgery, you may go back to your usual weight. Some people gain more weight than they have lost.

Weight regain especially after weight loss surgery has a serious impact on psychology and self-esteem. In addition, with increasing weight, you are likely to develop weight related medical problems like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, hypertension and other medical problems.

How will The Yorkshire Obesity C
linic help me?

A comprehensive consultation by one of our specialists takes place in the first instance followed by relevant investigations. During the consultation you will be assessed to determine the cause for weight gain. Your hunger pattern and fullness are assessed.  You may have to undergo a blood test and/or scans to establish the cause for weight regain. You will be supported by a team of specialists including a dietitian consultant physician, CBT therapist. You will have offline and online support throughout the programme. You have the option of joining a maintenance programme for up to 12-months of additional support.

If you wish to see a specialist for an initial consultation and join our programmes then please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch shortly.

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The London Obesity Clinic/The Yorkshire Obesity Clinic specialises in Weight Loss, Complex Diabetes and Endocrine disorders across the UK with clinics at Harley Street in London, Spire Claremont in Sheffield and Nuffield in Leeds. We offer face to face and virtual consultations with our specialist clinical lead, Dr Rajeswaran, who has 25+ years experience in the field. We also offer screenings for prescription weight loss/weight management medications such as Wegovy injections (semaglutide) which are also suitable for children & Mounjaro injections (tirzepatide), bespoke weight management plans and a unique online weight loss plan for wellness and weight management. We support people with Obesity related medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, and Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOS, Hirsutism, Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Pituitary problems and Sexual Dysfunction. Get in touch to transform your life!

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