Weight Loss Surgery

Check your BMI

You may be considered by your GP for Weight Loss Surgery if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is above 35 or more. BMI is a measure of whether you’re a healthy weight for your height.

You can use this BMI healthy weight calculator to work out your score.

Supplied by BMI Calculator UK

For most adults, a BMI of:

18.5 to 24.9 means you’re a healthy weight

25 to 29.9 means you’re overweight

30 to 39.9 means you’re obese

40 or above means you’re severely obese

Supplied by BMI Calculator UK

For most adults, a BMI of:

18.5 to 24.9 means you’re a healthy weight

25 to 29.9 means you’re overweight

30 to 39.9 means you’re obese

40 or above means you’re severely obese

The three types of weight loss surgery

Obesity rates in the UK have trebled over the past 25 years, with 1 in every 4 adults in the UK now considered to be obese with a BMI of >30.

As a result of this, weight loss surgery is becoming more popular than ever and Mr Mehta being one of the Leeds-based leading surgeons, performs life-enhancing weight loss surgery on a regular basis.

You may be eligible to have weight loss surgery if you are very overweight (BMI of 40+), or if your weight is causing health problems (diabetes etc) and you have a BMI of 35 and above.

Your GP would be the best person to speak to in the first instance but s/he will only usually suggest weight loss surgery if you have already tried to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise and if these haven’t worked.

The three prominent procedures regularly carried out by Mr Mehta are: Gastric Band, Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy. 

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GASTRIC BAND
A common form of weight loss surgery is the Gastric Band. An adjustable silicone band is inserted by keyhole surgery around the top of your stomach, creating a small pouch above your stomach.

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GASTRIC BYPASS

A Gastric Bypass is another common form of weight loss surgery that Mr Mehta provides.

It’s sometimes called a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and it works by surgically making your stomach smaller, and bypassing part of your intestines so that you absorb fewer calories.

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SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

A Sleeve Gastrectomy is much simpler than a Gastric Bypass but creates a similar effect, where about 80% of your stomach is removed, leaving a thin tube, or a ’sleeve’ which holds about 50-100ml of fluid.

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGEON IN LEEDS

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