An adjustable band is placed at the top of the stomach to reduce the amount that you eat.
A small rectangular stomach pouch is created, thereby reducing portion size and altering some of the hunger hormones.
The gastric sleeve is created in order to reduce stomach volume. This is an irreversible procedure.
Debilitating heartburn can be effectively treated by a surgical procedure to tighten up the muscles around the bottom of the gullet and then by wrapping the stomach around to create a valve.
Pain due to gallstones is severe and intermittent. Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is a day case operation that definitively treats gallstones.
Pain due to hernia (a defect in the muscle wall) is treated with surgery to repair the defect (often using mesh).
Difficulty swallowing due to an oesophagus that functions in a discoordinated manner can sometimes be treated by laparoscopic surgery to the oesophagus.
Symptoms of heartburn or indigestion should be considered for investigation by endoscopy; a 90 second procedure that can be conducted with local anaesthetic spray to the throat, thereby allowing visualisation of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.
Mr Chris Pring accepts referrals for NHS patients, privately insured and self-funded patients. You can find out, which Hospitals Chris works at here.