Some patients have a need for other consultations (for example, with a consultant psychiatrist/ full course of psychological therapy, or a sleep apnoea consultant), or may require blood tests, electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, or overnight sleep oximetry; these would all be separately charged. If a patient requires more frequent support or help – including additional consultations or weekly support, these will be charged in separately.
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I got a grim report on blood tests 3 months ago: liver dysfunction, high sugar & obesity. I had to ...have a seatbelt extension and wheelchair to make it through the airports. I was told to lose weight, which I tried to do for years. I needed help and God sent me here!! I feel like I have friends who care. Three months later I am down 31 lbs, 52 inches, liver enzymes are within normal limits, triglycerides lowered from 251 to 121 and I've started going to aerobics class!!! I still have a long way to go, but I am being successful a day at a time. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!! See More
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“It is great to be able to offer our patients a safe and effective non-invasive solution to fat loss that delivers impressive results without any downtime. The exciting development this device brings to the market is the ability to focus the ultrasound energy below the skin and destroy the fat cells without any harm to neighbouring tissues. The effect is permanent, so long as the patient maintains good diet and exercise.” Mr Christopher Inglefield
You’ve most likely already tried just about every diet out there, and some! You’ve likely joined a gym (or several over the years), maybe had a personal trainer, tried a bunch of slimming clubs, meal replacement programmes, and maybe some other weird and wonderful ways to lose weight, but it’s battle you’re still fighting and probably feel like you’re never going to win… Despair not, we can help!

Currently, over 24% of men and 26% of women in England are in the clinically obese classification. By using cutting edge key hole surgery we quicken recovery time, minimise scarring and guarantee a successful operation. This will be combined with a range of additional health complications that come from carrying an unhealthy amount of extra weight. Get in touch today for a free consultation with a weight loss specialist. I did not take them for the first week because of my doubts but I have to say, that apart from a dry mouth for the first few days, they were marvelous and I lost weight almost like magic. London has long had a reputation as a world leading centre of excellence in the area of bariatric surgery. Talk to you about your lifestyle and dietary habits. BMI 30-35 cuts life expectancy up to 4 yrs. After a consultation we may decide surgery is the most effective and long term solution. The doctor prescribed for me a course of tablets and a diet. Ahmed Ahmed, our primary consultant Surgeon has performed thousands of specialist bariatric operations with some high profile exposure.
"I have spent much of my life on one diet or another and this is the first programme that has really made a long term difference.  I have stopped yo-yo-ing up and down and I have finally managed to stabilise. My weight is pretty much at the same level that it was at the end of my plan and that was nearly two years ago - that's what I call a result!"  
The blood test looks at standard blood parameters, this includes liver function, thyroid, glucose, inflammation markers, cholesterol, red and white blood cells, etc.  This can therefore provide a great tool to track progress.  I often see inflammation markers reduce, glucose regulation improve, cholesterol levels lower. Note: It is not a blood test that looks at “food allergy”
Research is very clear that sustained weight loss results are based on more than a “calories in, calories out” approach. The SWLC offers tailor made programs, meal plans and a weight loss tracking system according to your height, weight, previous dieting history and lifestyle. Each program emphasizes hormonal health (i.e. insulin reduction and blood sugar control) that keeps the weight off in an easy to maintain manner.
It seems so simple: Eat less, exercise more and lose weight. But for many severely overweight people, diets and exercise just do not work. Fortunately, we have the solution - bariatric surgery, which has a near 100% success rate in sustained weight loss. And for those who wish to try non surgical techniques at weight loss, we offer comprehensive programmes in both lifestyle and medical (tablet) treatments.
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A: After the UltraShape procedure, released contents of the broken-down fat cells are naturally cleared by the body over a 2-4 week period. Circumference and fat thickness reduction is usually seen within the first 14 – 28 days post treatment. Maximum results are seen about 28 days post the final treatment. Monitoring of your results will be performed using the InBody Analyzer and serial measurements.
“It is great to be able to offer our patients a safe and effective non-invasive solution to fat loss that delivers impressive results without any downtime. The exciting development this device brings to the market is the ability to focus the ultrasound energy below the skin and destroy the fat cells without any harm to neighbouring tissues. The effect is permanent, so long as the patient maintains good diet and exercise.” Mr Christopher Inglefield
"My wedding day was fast approaching and I had been frustratingly unable to get to my target weight.  Metabolic Balance was the thing that made the difference.  It is a tough programme but it gets results.  I felt fabulous on my wedding day, not just because I was happy with my weight but my skin was glowing and I had no bloating or puffiness that I had before"
Rigorously structured: you will be given super clear guidelines on what you can and cannot eat.  Rules to stick to (3 meals no snacking, 5 hour gap between meals, no oil / fat for the first two weeks, etc etc).  A detailed meal structure that will show exactly how many grams of food you should eat at each meal (yes that means using a scale to weigh your food).
Rigorously structured: you will be given super clear guidelines on what you can and cannot eat.  Rules to stick to (3 meals no snacking, 5 hour gap between meals, no oil / fat for the first two weeks, etc etc).  A detailed meal structure that will show exactly how many grams of food you should eat at each meal (yes that means using a scale to weigh your food).
We never pass your personal details to a third party unless we have a contract for them to process data on our behalf and will otherwise keep it confidential. If we intend to refer a patient to another practitioner or to secondary care such as a hospital we will gain the individual’s permission before the referral is made and the personal data is shared.
The ReShape Duo weight loss programme will be offered at the London Bridge Hospital by Dr Jude Oben, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Obesity Working Party. Dr Oben says, “I am excited to be working with ReShape’s Duo balloon because of their efficacy and comfort. I believe firmly that non-surgical options such as the balloon should very much be a part of the obesity management pathway.”
I love the Metabolic Balance programme and find that it can get amazing results for some people.  I have had people in my clinic crying with frustration over the fact that they can’t lose weight because “NOTHING WORKS ANYMORE”.  Yet after a few weeks on the programme they see significant weight loss.  I know as soon as I write that your next question is ‘so how much weight did they lose?’ …..it depends (more below)
Part of my work in clinic is to identity and address the root cause which is responsible for the symptoms a client is experiencing. The most common underlying condition I see is unbalanced hormones. Once I noticed that balancing hormones leads to the reduction of so many other symptoms, I knew I had to create a simple plan to help people understand and support their hormones.
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I have been helping clients to loose weight for over ten years now. My success has lead to employment in the film industry across dozens of films and I have also been employed to optimise the body composition of athletes to help improve their athletic performance. The majority of my work however, is with average, everyday people in my clinics in and around London.
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