Question: How long is the wait list for weight loss surgery?

How long do I have to wait before having bariatric surgery? From the time of the initial consultation, the average wait time is 6-8 weeks. During this time, you will undergo preoperative testing to evaluate whether surgery is a suitable option.

How long is the NHS waiting list for weight loss surgery?

Each PCT (Primary Care Trust) has a different waiting list, so it is important to do some research or ask them directly what is the waiting time for bariatric patients – it may be 2 months or even 2 years.

How long does it take from referral to bariatric surgery?

The 18-week patient pathway for GP referral to hospital treatment applies to bariatric surgery; however, consultants and patients often agree on observation periods that precede the decision for surgery, therefore resulting in a delay to the start of the 18 weeks.

How heavy do you have to be for bariatric surgery?

To be eligible for bariatric surgery, you must be between 16 and 70 years of age (with some exceptions) and morbidly obese (weighing at least 100 pounds over your ideal body weight and having a BMI of 40).

How much weight do you lose the first month after gastric bypass?

On average, you may lose about 15 to 20 percent of your excess body weight in the first month after gastric bypass surgery. Many patients lose about 15 to 20 pounds within the first month after the surgery. You can easily lose 100% of your excess body weight after gastric bypass.

What can disqualify you from bariatric surgery?

These are as follows:Drug and/or alcohol addiction.Age under 16 or over 75.History of heart disease or severe lung problems. Chronic pancreatitis (or have a history of this).Cirrhosis of the liver.Autoimmune disease such as systemic lupus erthyematosus.Blood disorder which increases your risk of heavy bleeding.More items

How much do you have to weigh to get a tummy tuck?

However, the surgical procedure is not a replacement for weight loss. It is important that you be close to your desired weight for six to twelve months before undergoing a tummy tuck. Most surgeons will recommend patients be between 10-15 pounds from their goal weight.

How many pounds a week will I lose after gastric bypass?

If youve had gastric bypass surgery, you will have lost about 30% to 40% of excess body weight. With gastric banding surgery, you lose 1 to 2 pounds a week -- so by six months, youll have lost 25 to 50 pounds.

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