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Carrying excess weight can seriously affect your health and well-being, therefore shedding unnecessary pounds can be a hugely positive life-changing development. However all too often, people find weight loss a real struggle.

Mr Shlok Balupuri FRCS, MD, Consultant Surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital and Spire Washington Hospital, has been performing  weight loss surgery for several years.

Obesity is associated with medical diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight related arthritis, obstructive sleep apnoea and even certain cancers, resulting in early death. It is therefore critical that those carrying extra weight act to remedy this quickly – and what they might not know is that research has shown that weight loss surgery is more effective in the long term than weight loss drugs or diets.  Weight loss also enable patients reduce or even come off medications for diabetes and high blood pressure.

There are various surgical options with one such procedure being the Gastric Bypass


Medical Therapies - Gastric By-Pass


This is the most commonly performed procedure since it restricts the amount one can eat and also creates a state of malabsorption . Results in up to 70% excess weight loss

In most cases patients stay in hospital from one to three days depending on the procedure.

Other surgical options include:

Endoscopic Gastric Balloon Insertion
Gastric Band Insertion
Gastric Sleeve Resection

Weight loss procedures are performed laparoscopically (keyhole)

For further information, please contact Mr S Balupuri