Weight loss treatments and services

Our weight loss service provides a range of treatment plans to suit every need. Our friendly team are experts at helping people achieve their goals to live a healthier and happier life.


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Weight management

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Weight loss and management

Treatment overview

We understand that everyone has their own personal struggles managing their weight. Weight loss involves managing your portion sizes, improving your daily eating habits, and daily exercise, but it’s not always that easy. We know just how challenging it can be to maintain weight loss results on your own.

At The London Clinic, we’re here to provide a helping hand. We offer first-class weight loss treatment and guidance in a calm and supportive environment.

Our highly experienced team of weight loss experts are here to help you decide on the weight loss solutions best suited to your unique needs.

Your surgeon will lead your care to create a personalised treatment plan for your weight loss, and can treat a range of conditions related to weight management.

They’ll be supported by a multidisciplinary team that may include specialist nurses, dietitians and physiotherapists as needed, to support you every step of the way and ensure that all aspects of your care are covered.

They’re ready to guide you through the process of getting the healthy new life you want.

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Non-surgical weight loss treatments

Non-surgical weight loss treatment may option if you’ve struggled to lose weight through your own methods. Our aim is not only offer the very best treatment, but a whole package of support to help you develop and maintain healthy new habits.

The London Clinic can help you develop a plan to incorporate behavioural strategies to help you change dietary habits and increase physical activity levels.

Non-surgical weight loss treatments are usually effective, although they’ll require you to follow a tailored diet plan in order to maintain the initial weight loss.

Your expert team will include specialists depending on your needs, such as a dietitians, physiotherapists, who will support and encourage you to achieve your goals. 

Suitable for patients with a BMI between 30-45.

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is a newer type of weight-loss treatment. It reduces the size of your stomach without the need for surgery. 

It’s performed using an instrument inserted through the mouth to the stomach (endoscopy) that enables your doctor to use stitches to reduce the size of your stomach.

A gastric balloon is actually a non-surgical treatment option we offer for overweight patients to help you manage your weight.
It is performed using an instrument inserted through the mouth to the stomach (endoscopy) which your doctor inserts a collapsed gastric balloon through your oesophagus into your stomach. 

This creates a smaller stomach space so you feel full quicker.

Our consultation may prescribe weight loss medication as part of a holistic weight management programme.

Weight loss surgery

Weight loss (or bariatric) surgery at The London Clinic is performed by highly experienced and skilled weight loss surgeons using the latest techniques and equipment, backed up by excellent clinical care. Weight loss surgery can help people lose weight, treat obesity-related diseases, and improve your quality of life. 

A major goal of weight loss surgeries is to reduce excess body fat and improve or treat co-existing medical conditions, such as:

•    Type 2 diabetes
•    Cardiovascular diseases
•    Sleep apnoea
•    Osteoarthritis

Weight loss procedures are classified as either restrictive or malabsorptive:

•    Restrictive procedures limit food intake by reducing the size of the stomach
•    Malabsorptive procedures the amount of nutrients your body can absorb by removing (or ‘bypassing’ sections) of your intestine

A gastric band is performed using keyhole surgery to place an adjustable narrow balloon (gastric band) around the outside of your stomach at the top. 

This creates a small pouch with a small volume that restricts the amount of food you can eat without feeling uncomfortably full.

Suitable for patients with a BMI of 30 or greater.

A sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, reduces the size of the stomach by permanently removing about 75% of its volume.

The stomach is divided vertically from top to bottom leaving either a pyramidal or a banana shaped stomach that empties into the small intestine, which remains intact.

Suitable for patients with a BMI of 50 or less.

A gastric bypass is a more extensive and complex procedure than a sleeve gastrectomy. It is suitable for people with the above BMI range, as it is not safe to attempt in more obese patients.

A gastric bypass separates off a major part of the stomach, creating a small stomach pouch that reduces the amount of food you can eat.

For patients with a BMI of 65 or over. 

The duodenal switch is a major form of weight loss surgery, often done in the most obese patients as the second operation in a two-stage procedure – you have a sleeve gastrectomy first to reduce your excess weight by 30 to 50%. 

The operation combines procedures to restrict food intake and reduce nutrient absorption.


Depending on the type of weight loss surgery, common side effects and symptoms can include:

•    A feeling of fullness much quicker, after eating much less food
•    The inability to eat certain foods
•    Constipation
•    Gallstones (which are harmless in most cases);
•    Dumping syndrome, which can occur after eating high sugar meals and involves nausea and vomiting. 

This will depend on the type of weight loss surgery procedure you’ve had.

Procedures such as adjustable gastric banding allow the gastric band to be removed in the future, meaning you can eat more food.

Other types of weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy, are irreversible in most cases.

Proteins are vital after weight loss surgery. Small, high-protein meals are typically recommended, and liquid protein supplements can also help to achieve what are known as 'protein goals'.

The profile of high-risk patients for weight loss surgery is not clearly defined at present in relation to BMI.

It’s understood that very obese patients, who also have other conditions such as sleep apnoea or asthma, may be classed as high-risk patients.

A variety of vitamins and supplements are typically prescribed following weight loss surgery.

The length of time you need to take them for will depend on the procedure you’ve had and whether it’s reversible at a later date.

Hair loss following weight loss surgery is temporary in most cases.

Re-growth can be aided by an adequate intake of vitamins, minerals and proteins, helping to avoid long term hair loss.


It’s usually recommended that women wait around 12 to 18 months after weight loss surgery, when your weight is more stable, before trying to get pregnant.

You can usually resume taking your existing medications following weight loss surgery. In the case of extended-release medications, alternative forms of medications can be prescribed.

For medications related to obesity, a smaller dose is typically needed after weight loss surgery.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and aspirin should be avoided after weight loss surgery. This is due to their ability to cause ulcers which are harder to treat.

Supporting you through each step

Before your surgery

You’ll be given full access to our support team who will guide you through every stage of the process to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible throughout.

This type of surgery isn’t just about losing weight. We believe that successful outcomes are best achieved when our multidisciplinary team, including nurses, dietitians and psychologists, works closely with you to share knowledge and advice as well as offer the clinical care you need. 

Pre-surgery support includes an initial assessment to determine your physical suitability for the relevant treatment, as well as a phone consultation with a psychologist.

You’ll also have access to a dietician to discuss your dietary requirements before the operation, as well as our sport and conditioning therapists who can provide physiotherapy and aquatic therapy.

Ongoing aftercare 

Following your surgery, our expert care team will be on hand to ensure you’re best placed for your recovery and maintenance of weight loss.

The London Clinic offers both a six-week and six-month sport and physiotherapy plan. We also offer sessions with a psychologist to assist with your physical and mental wellbeing following the procedure.

Our dieticians will work with you to create a bespoke diet plan for you to follow.  You’ll also have access to cooking classes, with demos by our Head Chef, creating the best plan for you to be able to maintain your weight loss while still enjoying food.

Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.


Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis

Get in touch

To find out more about arranging your self-pay healthcare with The London Clinic please contact us by phone or online: