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Centre for obesity

 

Contact

Phone: 020 7188 1912

Email: gst-tr.diabetesandendocrine@nhs.net

We aim to reply to emails within 1 working day.

Address: centre for obesity, diabetes and endocrine, 3rd floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

We're open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Overview

We are a centre of excellence in obesity management and weight-loss surgery.

We have been providing treatment and support for severe weight problems for more than 30 years. We aim to improve your health and quality of life.

Our team of specialists include:

  • consultants
  • dietitians
  • psychiatrists and psychologists

We offer group and individual consultations.

If you need surgery, this is done at one of our partner sites, including King's College Hospital.

We work closely with:

  • local primary care organisations
  • charities with an interest in obesity disorders
  • patient groups

Research and clinical trials

We have a strong research programme. You'll have the chance to take part in our research studies using the newest treatments.

Health information

We've produced some health information to help you:

Case study, Ritchie's story

Ritchie Hooper, showing weight loss after bariatric surgery  
Ritchie Hooper lost nearly 10 stone

Ritchie Hooper from Leybourne in Kent had bariatric surgery.

Ritchie says: "At my heaviest I weighed 25.5 stone and had a 54 inch waist. Sometimes I wonder how I got in that position in the first place.

"In 2009, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and eventually I was put on insulin.

"The criteria for surgery are strict so it's definitely not a temporary fix. You need to be in the right frame of mind before you go ahead with something so invasive.

"I get lots of support from my specialist bariatric dietitian, and I also attend the bariatric surgery support group which meets once a month.

Ritchie Hooper, before bariatric surgery  
Ritchie Hooper before surgery

"Since the surgery I've lost 9.5 stone, I'm down to a 36 inch waist and I have come off the insulin.

"Before I would always take the shortest route or get the bus. In the summer there was a rail strike. I decided to walk part of the way to work. I felt great and had the biggest smile on my face when I got there."

Support groups

We run a patient support group once a month. This is for patients who have had or are waiting for weight loss surgery.

The group is run by specialist dietitians and takes place online.

There is a short educational activity or talk. This is followed by a general discussion and questions.

It is a chance to:

  • support each other between appointments
  • share your experience
  • make new friends

Please contact us for more information.

Team

Our consultants:

Our team includes:

  • specialist dietitians
  • specialist nurses
  • a psychologist
  • a psychiatrist