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Weight Loss Surgery in London

Bariatric surgery is a collective term for various weight loss surgeries designed to help you achieve significant, long-term weight loss.

This type of surgery is typically considered when other weight loss methods, like diet, exercise, and medication, have not been effective.

Before opting for weight loss surgery in London, we recommend exploring non-surgical alternatives such as weight loss injections and weight loss pills, which can be effective for managing obesity.

Bariatric surgery comparison

Explore the various surgical and non-surgical options available for weight loss in London. This comparison will help you understand the pros and cons of surgical procedures like gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric band, alongside non-surgical alternatives such as weight loss injections and weight loss pills. Weighing these options against each other can guide you in choosing the right approach for your weight loss goals.

Feature comparison

Gastric bypass

Stomach reduction, intestine rerouting

Body weight loss
Up to 35%
Starting from
£15,000
Reversible
No
Non-surgical
No
No hospital stay required
No
No risk of surgical complications*
No
No use of foreign object
Yes
Adjustable
No
Duration of proceedure
2-4 hours
Recovery time
4-6 weeks
Available next-day
No

Gastric sleeve

Permanent stomach size reduction

Body weight loss
Up to 30%
Starting from
£11,000
Reversible
No
Non-surgical
No
No hospital stay required
No
No risk of surgical complications*
No
No use of foreign object
Yes
Adjustable
No
Duration of proceedure
1-2 hours
Recovery time
4-6 weeks
Available next-day
No

Gastric band

Adjustable stomach-contriction band

Body weight loss
Up to 20%
Starting from
£8,000
Reversible
Yes
Non-surgical
No
No hospital stay required
No
No risk of surgical complications*
No
No use of foreign object
No
Adjustable
Yes
Duration of proceedure
1 hour
Recovery time
1-2 weeks
Available next-day
No

Feature comparison

Gastric balloon

Adjustable stomach contriction band

Body weight loss
Up to 10%
Starting from
£8,000
Reversible
Yes
Non-surgical
Yes
No hospital stay required
Yes
No risk of surgical complications*
Yes
No use of foreign object
No
Adjustable
Yes
Duration of proceedure
20-30 minutes
Recovery time
3-5 days
Available next-day
No

Weight loss pens

Injectable prescription medication

Body weight loss
Up to 26%
Starting from
£149/mo
Reversible
Yes
Non-surgical
Yes
No hospital stay required
Yes
No risk of surgical complications*
Yes
No use of foreign object
Yes
Adjustable
Yes
Duration of proceedure
10 seconds
Recovery time
No
Available next-day
Yes

Weight loss pills

Daily oral medication

Body weight loss
Up to 10%
Starting from
£50/mo
Reversible
Yes
Non-surgical
Yes
No hospital stay required
Yes
No risk of surgical complications*
Yes
No use of foreign object
Yes
Adjustable
Yes
Duration of proceedure
10 seconds
Recovery time
No
Available next-day
Yes

This comparison table summarises each weight loss treatment, providing an overview of what each one involves, the expected outcomes, and the potential drawbacks. This helps you become aware of the different weight loss options available to you.

Estimated weight loss percentages are based on The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) articles on gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, as well as National Institute of Health (NIH) studies on gastric band and gastric balloon.

*Surgical complications include infections, stomach or bowel perforation and obstruction, blood clots, leaks into the bowel, sepsis and bleeding.

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How it works

Your journey to weight loss in three simple steps.

Check your eligibility

Complete our free online assessment. You’ll answer some simple questions about your health to see which weight loss treatment is right for you.

Doctor review

One of our doctors will review your answers to make sure the treatment is safe for you. They’ll pick the best treatment for your health and needs.

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Supporting your mental health

Obesity, being overweight mental health problems, such as depression and eating disorders, can negatively affect each other, making it harder to manage your weight. It’s important to recognise the link between your mental health and your weight so you can seek help if you need it.

Talking therapies

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be effective for tackling the psychological challenges associated with eating disorders and obesity. It focuses on changing the way you think and behave, helping to break the cycle of negative thoughts and actions that can impact eating habits and body image.

To find a CBT therapist via the NHS, you can refer yourself or speak to your GP, who can refer you to talking therapies in London.

Why it’s important

By addressing mental health alongside physical health, you have a much better chance of succeeding in your weight loss journey, improving your overall wellbeing and quality of life. If you find yourself in need of urgent mental health support, contact your local mental health helpline provided by the NHS. These resources can provide immediate care and support in times of need, ensuring that no one has to face their challenges alone.

Keeping active

Exercise doesn’t just burn calories. By triggering the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood enhancers, exercise has been shown to help combat depression and anxiety.

There’s plenty of ways to stay active in London, from local gyms and fitness classes to parks and recreational facilities.

Support in London

In London, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust provides comprehensive mental health support. They can help with eating disorders and weight-related mental health issues.

Discuss your mental health with your GP in London who can refer you to a specialist. You may also be able to refer yourself directly without a referral, but you will need to be registered with a GP to get talking therapies on the NHS. You can find a GP in London on the NHS website.

Medically reviewed

This page was last medically reviewed by Dr Adam Abbs on 4 June 2024.

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Our content is regularly updated to reflect the latest medical research and guidelines.

  • Dr Adam Abbs

    Dr Adam Abbs

    MBBS FRCGP PGCCE FHEA

    Dr Adam Abbs is an NHS-trained GP with a keen focus on digital health, AI in healthcare, and personalised medicine, including weight loss. He is a leader in creating new ways to provide safe and easy-to-access healthcare through remote care. Dr Abbs is also a skilled medical writer and wrote the RCGP-accredited Remote Consultation Handbook in 2020.

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