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Thursday 22 August 2019
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For Patients

This section provides information for patients and their relatives / carers.  For clinical information please see our Professions section or view our Further Information area for information which isn't contained here.


We hope that you will find the pages useful and helpful.


  • patient in clinic, having a consultation with their clinician Bariatric Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) ClinicEach week on a Thursday afternoon, the team hold a joint clinic
  • surgery pic Bariatric OperationsAll bariatric operations aim to achieve significant weight loss by helping you to reduce your intake of food. They reduce your stomach capacity, helping you to control your portion size.
  • surgery pic Bariatric Operations - Gastric BandIn this procedure the capacity of the stomach is made smaller by placing an inflatable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to create a new small pouch, which can hold only a small amount of food.
  • surgery pic Bariatric Operations - Gastric BypassGastric bypass surgery (the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass) is performed under general anesthesia using keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery.
  • surgery pic Bariatric Operations - Keyhole SurgeryBariatric surgery is carried out under general anesthetic. When you are asleep, small cuts are created in the abdominal wall to allow small instruments to be passed into the abdominal cavity, guided by a special surgical telescope with a video camera.
  • surgery pic Bariatric Operations - Sleeve GastrectomySleeve gastrectomy involves converting the stomach into a long thin tube.
  • focus group Bariatric Support GroupWe advise all patients who are considering surgery to attend at least 2 patient support groups. The team at Salford Royal can inform, educate and advise you about surgery, but the people at the support group can tell you what life actually is like after surgery.
  • patient in clinic, weighing Bariatric Surgery - BenefitsIf you are dangerously overweight (or obese), your health is at risk. Bariatric (or Weight Loss) surgery is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence as a treatment for obesity when non-surgical methods for weight loss (such as dieting and meal replacements) have not worked.
  • Surgery, getting for surgery/theatre Bariatric Surgery - RisksAs with any surgical operations there are associated short and long-term complications with surgery - read more...
  • female patient, in clinic, information leaflet Being referred for surgeryYour GP can no longer refer you directly to us for surgery. You must be referred to us by a (non-surgical) Specialist Weight Management Service, such as the service offered here at Salford Royal.