Weightloss Surgery

CWLS provides a range of services for obese patients requiring bariatric surgery for weight-loss and the good of their health. Our surgeons utilize the latest techniques, which, when combined with effective long-term patient management, can allow a person to manage their weight, improve their health and get control of their life.

Recognised by the World Health Organisation as an Epidemic, obesity can seriously affect an individual’s quality of life and often leads to serious health issues.

A decision to have bariatric surgery is not to be taken lightly. All decisions about any obesity surgery must be made in consultation with a surgeon or General Practitioner.

About Weightloss Surgery

CWLS provides assessment, diagnosis, advice, surgical treatment, diet management and follow-up care for obese patients requiring bariatric surgery for weight-loss and their general well-being.

Their dedicated team of health professionals have significant expertise in the field of weight-management and obesity-related illnesses, having worked around the globe in some of the world’s most renowned hospitals and medical facilities.

With an emphasis on safe and effective weight-loss surgery their surgeons employ the latest in Key-hole or Laparoscopic Obesity Surgery techniques. Combined with effective long-term patient management, the surgery can allow a person to manage their weight, improve their health and get control of their life.

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Procedures & Treatments

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery

The sleeve gastrectomy, also known as tube gastrectomy converts the stomach from a 2 litre sac to a 100cc tube. The remains of the stomach are removed and discarded. It is believed that many of the receptors and hormones that control appetite are in the discarded portion of the stomach so that hunger and satiety control is instantaneous.

Laparoscopic gastric band surgery

The gastric band converts the stomach from a 2 litre sac to a 30cc pouch by means of a silicone collar placed around the top part of the stomach. Adjusting the diameter of the collar by means of a subcutaneous saline-filled port controls the restriction of flow of food through the pouch to the remaining stomach. Once the band is adjusted to optimal diameter then hunger and satiety are controlled so maximising weight loss. An average of 50-60% excess body weight loss can be expected.

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

The gastric bypass is the gold standard by which all other obesity surgeries are measured. It has been present in various forms for over 30 years. It converts the stomach from a 2 litre sac to a 30cc pouch by dividing the upper part of the stomach. To enhance weight loss a loop of small bowel is connected to the pouch and again to a more distal loop of small bowel so that ingested food is bypassed beyond the digestive enzymes (that are released in the duodenum) leading to a degree of malabsorption. The remainder stomach is left in situ. An average weight loss of 65-70% excess body weight loss can be expected.