About Christchurch Weight Loss SurgeryCWLS provides a range of services for obese patients requiring bariatric surgery for weight-loss and the good of their health. Our surgeons utilize the latest techniques, which, when combined with effective long-term patient management, can allow a person to manage their weight, improve their health and get control of their life.
Recognised by the World Health Organisation as an Epidemic, obesity can seriously affect an individual’s quality of life and often leads to serious health issues.
A decision to have bariatric surgery is not to be taken lightly. All decisions about any obesity surgery must be made in consultation with a surgeon or General Practitioner.
Services & TreatmentsChristchurch Weight Loss Surgery provides assessment, diagnosis, advice, surgical treatment, diet management and follow-up care for patients requiring weight-loss surgery.
Types of surgeries offered:
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic gastric bypass
Bariatrics / Obesity Surgery Definition
Bariatrics is a medical specialty that offers treatment for those who are overweight. This may include a programme of diet and nutrition, exercise, behaviour modification, lifestyle changes and appropriate medications. Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery or weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese (severely overweight). The main aim is to reduce the size of the stomach to help achieve long-term weight loss. Three key procedures are: reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted band (gastric banding); removing part of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion); or by redirecting the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass).
CredentialsMr Grant Coulter MBChB FRACS
Mr Richard Flint MBChB PhD FRACS
Mr Steven Kelly MBChB FRACS