Specialist expertise: Surgical Management of Type 2 Diabetes, Anti-reflux Surgery, Hernia Surgery, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Procedures (Keyhole Surgery), Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomies, Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Appendicitis, Gallstones, Pancreatitis, Bowel Obstruction, Heartburn, Obesity, Diverticular Disease, Achalasia, Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Disease, Gastroparesis.
Obesity and type two diabetes are two related conditions that have been part of a pandemic long before anyone heard of coronavirus or COVID-19. High blood pressure, coronary artery disease, stroke, heart attacks, cancers, mental health disorders, reproductive disorders, chronic pain and musculoskeletal conditions are just some of those problems associated with being overweight, even without being classed as obese or morbidly obese.
All the above conditions have become more common in recent years, and lockdown and the pandemic have exacerbated many people’s symptoms. Metabolic surgery can help to improve all of these, but it is not a miracle cure and not an easy option. The combination of talking therapies with dietetic change, pharmacotherapy and for some metabolic or bariatric surgery mean a fundamental lifestyle change. However, the positive effects on quality of life and life expectancy that were never thought possible before have been proven time and time again in large-scale clinical trials.