Surgery is finally becoming recognised and even accepted as not only the most reliable method of achieving major weight loss for those with severe obesity, but also the only reliable method. This realisation has been a long time coming. Unfortunately, the public health system and private insurers in NZ are still trying to avoid the issue, but the pressure is on for change!
If you have decided to have surgery, then the crucial question to ask yourself now is, Which operation should I choose? Do you want the easy and cheap option or a more expensive but more reliable option? Do you want a solution for a few years, or do you want a lasting solution? Not difficult really, is it? Its your choice...but you may never get another chance. Choose wisely.
Wakefield Obesity Surgery Clinic is committed to improving the quality of life for the severely obese, and to providing a compassionate and professional service. We have a proven track record when it comes to the treatment of obesity through gastric bypass surgery, developed over 25 years. We offer a single variant of gastric bypass surgery known as Fobi Pouch gastric bypass and currently perform up to 100 operations a year. This gastric bypass was shown some years ago, in a systematic review of the bariatric operations being performed around the world to be the most effective and reliable of the commonly performed operations. This remains true to this day...despite what others may claim!
Richard Stubbs, who is head of the Clinic, has been at the forefront of the development of more effective and safer procedures for severe obesity over a number of years. Richard is an internationally acknowledged expert in his field and has an active obesity surgery research programme.
We recognise the decision to undergo major surgery is a serious one and we support our patients through their decision-making process and beyond.