Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Coe SealThe bariatric service at Musgrove Park Hospital has been running since 2003. It is the largest obesity and metabolic surgery service in the South West, performing approximately 250 operations a year. We perform gastric banding, Roux-en-Y (gastric) bypass and sleeve gastrectomy operations by keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery and we also place intragastric balloons endoscopically and revisional surgery. It is the only centre in the UK to be awarded Centre of Excellence status by the Surgical Review Corporation.

The health outcomes of people with obesity can be improved by changes in lifestyle, medication and surgery. Our Tier 3 medical team and our Tier 4 multidisciplinary teams work closely to carefully assess each individual and tailor a treatment plan to optimise their health by weight loss, careful treatment of other associated conditions and, if appropriate, prepare them for surgery in the safest possible environment.

As our goal is excellence in promoting healthy lifestyle changes for long term benefits. We take the time to ensure patients have a good understanding of the process and effects of bariatric surgery. We provide long term post operative follow up in order to ensure good health is maintained. 


Feature Block - Our Values

Our Values

We put our patients first by working as one team; leading and listening; and striving for the best.