About our service
Bariatric surgery, also referred to as metabolic surgery or weight loss surgery, is known to be one of the most effective methods to aid and maintain weight loss. It can prevent future health problems, improve quality of life and increase life expectancy.
The Mater Private bariatric programme is a fully integrated bariatric programme. It is led by a highly experienced consultant surgeon and supported by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. This team reviews every patient to determine their suitability for surgery and support them before, during and after surgery. As part of the programme, you will undergo a comprehensive team assessment which lasts a minimum of six months. Our team will work with you to develop a long term weight loss plan and will continue to support you after surgery.
Bariatric surgery operations may reduce your hunger, restrict the amount of food you are able to eat or reduce the amount of food you can absorb. It is non-reversible and designed to help you to reduce weight. Bariatric surgery does not include procedures which remove fat from the body, such as liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
There are different procedures, and your surgeon will discuss which is the best option for you.
Obesity and health problems
Obesity can contribute to many other health problems and can shorten your life expectancy. Bariatric surgery has been shown to prevent or improve conditions & diseases such as
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain cancers such as breast, colon and endometrial cancer
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Osteoarthritis and joint problems
- Stress incontinence
- Sleep apnoea
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
How can I be referred to the Mater Private bariatric programme?
Surgery is an option if you are obese, motivated, and have realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve for you.
To be suitable for surgery, you must have a BMI of 40 kg/m2 and be referred by your GP.
Our mutli-disciplinary team is made up of members of the following departments
- General surgery