20/03/20 – Existing National Obesity Surgery Centre patients

Due to the Coronavirus situation, we are currently unable to offer band-fills and face-to-face aftercare appointments.

We are still completing aspirations (defills) and emergency appointments at select clinics throughout the UK. Please contact our Aftercare team by phone on 0161 976 3846 (option 2) for the latest availability and information.

As this is an ever changing situation we will continue to update you with any further changes here. Our priority is to ensure the safety of all patients and staff in compliance with the latest advice from the Government, PHE and WHO.

What to do if you have symptoms

Anyone with a fever or persistent cough should stay at home for seven days if they live alone or 14 days if they live with others. Anyone who lives with someone displaying coronavirus symptoms should also stay at home for 14 days.

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

We will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.

Recent government action

The government published its coronavirus action plan on 3 March.

On 10 February, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, announced strengthened legal powers to protect public health.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 have been put in place to reduce the risk of further human-to-human transmission in this country by keeping individuals in isolation where public health professionals believe there is a reasonable risk an individual may have the virus.

On Monday (17.03.20), Prime Minster Boris Johnson announced significant new measures:

  • Everyone should stop non essential contact with others. This is particularly important for people over 70, those with underlying health conditions and pregnant women.
  • People should work from home where they can.
  • People should avoid places like pubs, clubs and theatres. This applies especially to those in London which is “a few weeks ahead” of the rest of the UK.
  • People should stop unnecessary travel.
  • By the weekend, those with the most serious health conditions should be largely shielded from social contact for 12 weeks.

Diagnosis and analysis

The UK is one of the first countries outside China to have a prototype specific laboratory test for this new disease. Healthcare professionals who are contacted by a patient with symptoms following travel to an affected area have been advised to submit samples to PHE for testing. Individuals should be treated in isolation.

After the experience of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, PHE developed a series of diagnostic tests to detect any member of the family of coronaviruses. These have been used for several years, and were able to detect the first UK case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012.

With the first reported publication of the genome sequence of a 2019 novel coronavirus, PHE was able to rapidly develop further specific tests for this virus, working with WHO and global network of laboratories.

When a clinician suspects novel coronavirus (COVID-19), they take samples from the nose, throat and deeper respiratory samples, package and send them safely to PHE Colindale. PHE can provide a laboratory result from this specific virus on the same working day.

PHE also has the capability to sequence the viral genome and compare this to published sequences from China, if a case occurs. This will provide valuable information on any mutations in the virus over time and allow an improved understanding of how it spreads.

Please see government guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public?gclid=CjwKCAiA4Y7yBRB8EiwADV1haVGWlLxfAvKwDUfGwQ_OyZjEyN4uNTia8NupwB-YhlO9umB9uwlunhoC5SgQAvD_BwE

Please call 111 to discuss any concerns

 




Our Procedures

We have bariatric surgery specialists in all of the key weight loss surgical procedures. At the National Obesity Surgery Centre we offer perhaps the widest range of bariatric surgery procedures of any organisation in the UK. We recognised that patients are all different and very often their needs regards bariatric surgery are different. We will advise on the bariatric surgery that is best for you. It isn’t enough to simply say they all want to lose weight. That kind of thinking is what you will often find with single procedure providers and inevitably that ends in failure for a significant percentage of people. Rather, we take the time to find out more about you, your needs, your past efforts, medical history and individual requirements. So when we suggest a procedure and support programme you can be sure it’s not because it suits us, but because it’s perfect for you. Our Surgeons include specialists in the following bariatric surgery procedures:








Our Hospital Network

As the leading bariatric surgery provider we offer weight loss surgery at leading hospitals across the UK . Each of our weight loss surgery centres of excellence is staffed by leading healthcare professionals and the best weight loss surgeons, ready to help you right now. Click on the location of your choice for more information.

London

We have a number of hospitals serving London and the surrounding areas, offering a whole range of procedures.

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Gloucester

Our hospital partners in Gloucester are based at a leading NHS hospital (for gastric balloon) and at one of the top private hospitals.

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Glasgow

Based at one of the city’s leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Hillsborough, Co. Down

Based at one of the city's leading private hospitals we offer the Gastric Balloon procedure.

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Cardiff

Based at one of the city’s leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Manchester

Based at one of the city's leading NHS hospitals and one of its top private hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Sheffield

Based at one of the city’s leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Southampton

Based at one of the city's leading private hospitals we offer the Gastric Balloon procedure.

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Shrewsbury

Based at one of the city's leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Orpington/Kent

Based at one of the city's leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Brentwood

Based at one of the city's leading private hospitals we offer the Gastric Balloon procedure.

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Epping Forest

Based at one of the city's leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Belfast

Based at one of the city's leading hospitals we offer the Gastric Band procedure.

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Derby

Derby hospital

Based at one of the city's leading hospitals we offer the Gastric Band procedure.

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Washington

Washington hospital

Based at one of the city's leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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Bristol

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Based at one of the city's leading hospitals we can offer a whole range of procedures.

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