This service is only available at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.
Bariatric surgery is the name given to a number of surgical procedures that help people who are very overweight. Alongside healthy eating and lifestyle changes, the surgery can improve your health and quality of life.
Bariatric surgery is a major operation and is only considered if you’re unable to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise.
How we help
Research from thousands of patients has shown that on average patients undergoing a gastric bypass will lose 65-70% of their excess weight.
To have weight loss surgery, patients must have tried to lose weight in other ways and must have weight problems that affect their health or quality of life.
We offer all types of weight reduction surgery including:
- gastric banding
- gastric bypass
- sleeve gastrectomy.
These are all done using key hole techniques to reduce your recovery time.
You can be referred for bariatric surgery by your GP or from weight loss programmes, but please note you’ll need to meet strict criteria.
Getting ready for your appointment
Where we are
St Richard’s Hospital 01243 788122
Visit our frequently asked questions page for more information on what we do, answering some of your concerns and what happens after your surgery.