Choosing a provider

There are many things to consider when choosing who you want to do your surgery:

  • The NHS or private – the NHS will be unlikely to offer you a gastric band. Other surgeries are available on the NHS, but it is often a long process with strict eligibility guidelines. With a private provider – do they have years of experience, do they have their own hospitals and can they provide testimonials from previous patients.
  • Abroad or in the UK – a lot to consider, abroad is usually cheaper but the aftercare may be less comprehensive and there is unlikely to be no one there for you when you have questions and require additional support and guidance.
  • The Team – does the provider have a team of experts on hand – nurses, dietitians, band adjustment professionals.
  • The surgeon – of course the surgeon plays a pivotal role in your surgery – are they accredited surgeons and a member of the General Medical Council surgeons register. Have they got good reviews, how long have they been practicing, how many similar surgeries have they done, what are their outcomes like?
  • Pre–operative care – this is an important part of your journey, and the operation should be explained to you in detail. Ideally you want to meet your surgeon beforehand and have pre–operative consultations with a nurse and dietitian.
  • Post–operative care – the aftercare is extremely important – check what is included in your aftercare, how long it is for what happens if something goes wrong, if your provider is abroad where do you go if you have a problem. With a gastric band aftercare is especially important because you will have to come into clinic for your band adjustments – check where they will be carried out, how many are you entitled to.
  • Aftercare expired – what happens once you no longer have aftercare – does your provider offer an extension package to this, how much are band adjustments individually, what support do you get longer term.

There are many things to consider – do your research thoroughly and don’t be scared to ask questions – you are having surgery after all.

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