Weight loss expert in Facebook Q&A

Benenden Hospital is to hold its first-ever Facebook Q&A about weight loss surgery next week (January 31).

Consultant Bariatric Surgeon Mr Ahmed Hamouda will be available to answer any questions from members of the public on the Hospital’s Facebook page from 6pm.

The hour-long session will include answers to question such as: “How much weight will I lose?, Do I qualify for surgery? and Am I too old for surgery?”

Benenden Hospital has recently launched a new weight loss procedure called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass which reduces the stomach to the size of an egg.

It works by limiting the amount of food a patient can eat and making them feel less hungry, and the first procedure was carried out this month.

Benenden Hospital’s other weight loss procedures are the permanent gastric sleeve and the non-permanent gastric band and gastric balloon.

All four procedures cost between £4,000 and £10,500 and are available to private Self Pay patients.

To join the Q&A, go to www.facebook.com/benendenhospitaltrust

Published on 22 January 2020