Weight Loss Surgery
The obesity epidemic continues to affect patients’ health, quality of life and has a wider impact on the society. Obesity is associated with serious diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis and complications in pregnancy.
For patients who meet the selection criteria, weight loss surgery has proven to be an effective treatment to lose weight and to improve or cure the diseases associated with obesity.
This website is designed to provide you with an understanding of the different surgical weight loss options available at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
We hope it will give you a better understanding of what is involved in weight loss surgery, including the benefits and risks, to help you decide which option is best for you and your lifestyle goals.
Chelsea and Westminster has earned a reputation as a centre of excellence for weight loss surgery—we have been providing this specialised service since the hospital first opened in 1993.
We are a ‘preferred provider’ of weight loss surgery for patients living in London, the South East and East of England, which means that we have been identified by an independent group of experts as one of the best hospitals to carry out this specialist surgery—click here to find out more.
Our service is led by Mr Gianluca Bonanomi who has extensive experience as a surgeon specialising in bariatric and metabolic surgery. He is member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society.
Click the image below to download a PDF of the Weight Loss Surgery booklet.