Attend Anywhere

Where appropriate, you can attend your consultation online via a video call. Video calling is as convenient as a phone call, with the added value of face-to-face communication. It can save you time and money, and brings your care closer to home.

Bariatric Surgery – Your Guide to our Service

We fully understand at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals that taking the decision to have surgery, to help with weight loss, is a major decision. In appreciation of this, we have designed this guide to inform you of the different types of surgery available, but also what you can expect on your journey.

Coping with Anxiety or Difficulties Eating after Surgery

The body has three emotional regulation systems: threat, achieve and soothe. All three are vital for our survival. It is common to bounce from stress mode to achieve mode, with very little time in soothe mode. The body learns very quickly from being in ‘stress mode’ and over time less is needed to trigger this system. The stress system is also known as the ‘fight or flight’ response.

Mindfulness and Mindful Eating

Mindfulness refers to paying attention to the present moment, without judgement. It is an attention practice that helps us to focus on what is happening right now in this moment and allows us to be open and curious to whatever we may be experiencing. With practice, mindfulness helps us to let go of the struggle with difficult and painful thoughts, feelings and sensations so that they have less impact on us.

Psychological Risks Associated With Bariatric Surgery

This booklet contains a brief overview of the most common psychological risks associated with bariatric surgery.

Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric Psychology Service

Our aim is to help people lose weight and improve their health, well-being and quality of life. Whether or not you choose to have bariatric surgery achieving these aims usually requires long term lifestyle change.