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Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band.

Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band

Gastric Sleeve, Bypass,or Band

Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band all come under the banner of Bariatric Surgery, better known as weight loss surgery. Not so long ago, many people had never heard of bariatric surgery. But more recently, people talk about the various bariatric procedures almost as often as the weather! Visit any social media platform, and you can see literally thousands of groups dedicated to the subject. There are, however, a few misconceptions about this type of surgery. Firstly, for some reason, many people believe that the expected weight loss they hope to achieve is pretty much guaranteed. Secondly, others believe that any weight loss they do achieve will be permanent!!!

Of course, as any basic minimum research will explain, neither of the two facts are, of course, actually based on reality.

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It‘s often surprising for some people to learn that the desired weight loss following bariatric surgery is not guaranteed. Many medical sites state that up to 35 per cent of bariatric patients do not achieve their weight loss goals. Additionally, a percentage of patients will regain any weight lost in the following 24 months, this is called ‘Weight Creep.’ However, the stark realities around the potential results often don’t deter those who are eager to lose weight. Consequently, more and more patients are happy to go under the surgeon’s knife, with some paying a hefty price for the privilege.

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Bariatric Surgery Can Deliver Life-Changing Results

For some people, of course, bariatric surgery is the last resort, providing life-changing results. Whereas others simply see it as an easy route to weight loss, requiring zero effort from them. At the end of the day, however, it is a surgical procedure, and no one should ever choose elective surgery without doing considerable research beforehand. An additional issue that is often overlooked is the potential lifelong effect the surgery will have on the person’s day-to-day life and that of their close friends and family. As a result, Christmas, celebrations and family holidays as just two examples, may never be quite the same again.

OK, let’s be honest; we are on the opposite side of the table with regard to weight-loss treatments. For more than fifteen years, we have been providing a non-surgical alternative, a Permanent Weight Loss Treatment. You may also find it interesting to read that a number of our clients are medical professionals, including Nurses, Anaesthetists and an NHS Consultant Surgeon. So, our treatment is Psychology-Focused because, like many, we know that being overweight is seldom a physical issue. We ask people, do you eat when you are feeling tired, sad, lonely, bored or depressed…? And if so, how can surgery possibly resolve those issues…?

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Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band

Sarah Hart, above, is one of over a thousand clients who have completed our treatment. Sarah lost over 140 pounds; that was ten years ago, with very little ‘weight creep’. Please read the Case Studies and Medical Endorsements of our clients on this website. At the bottom of this page, we invite you to download an audio introduction to our treatment. We are not asking for your email address or credit card details, just five minutes of your time. So, now let us provide you with a brief overview of each of the three main surgical alternatives. You can obviously find additional in-depth information regarding each one on the Internet. You may also like to read our dedicated page: “5 Reasons to Try a Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery.”

Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve procedure, similar to the Bypass surgery discussed later, is a permanent and non-reversible weight loss surgery option. This transformative surgical procedure involves the removal of more than 70 per cent of the stomach, effectively reducing its size and capacity. As illustrated in the accompanying image, a significant portion of the stomach becomes redundant after the surgery. While the Gastric Sleeve can lead to substantial weight loss and improved health outcomes, it is not without its potential complications.

Patients undergoing this surgery should be aware of the risks, which may include excessive bleeding, infections, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, blood clots, breathing difficulties, and the possibility of leaks from the edge of the stomach where it was surgically reduced. Careful consideration and thorough consultation with medical professionals are essential for individuals considering this procedure. Some information was taken from

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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass surgery, while effective in promoting significant weight loss, comes with a set of advantages and disadvantages. One of its primary advantages is its capacity to lead to substantial and potentially long-lasting weight reduction, which can be especially beneficial for individuals with severe obesity. It often results in improved or remission of obesity-related conditions like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and hypertension. Moreover, the surgery can offer patients a renewed sense of confidence and a potential improvement in their overall quality of life. However, it is essential to be aware of the non-reversible nature of gastric bypass surgery.

On the downside, gastric bypass surgery does carry several risks and potential complications, as mentioned in the source from Hopkins Medicine. Infection, blood clots, and internal bleeding are some of the possible complications associated with the surgery. The creation of anastomosis, a new connection in the digestive system, poses a risk of leakage, which is considered one of the most severe complications post-surgery. Patients must carefully weigh these potential risks against the benefits of the procedure and be well-informed before making a decision. Ultimately, gastric bypass surgery is a transformative step that can lead to a healthier life, but it is essential to approach it with a full understanding of its consequences and a commitment to lifelong management of one’s health and well-being. Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band.

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Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band

Once the procedure is done, it is a lifelong commitment, as discussed in the article “10 years ago I had a Gastric Bypass.” While the weight loss achieved through the surgery can be significant, keeping the weight off requires continuous effort and a sustained commitment to a healthy lifestyle and dietary choices. This can pose a significant challenge for some individuals and underscores the importance of understanding that gastric bypass is a tool that must be used effectively for long-term success.

Gastric bypass surgery comes with risks. Possible complications include infection, blood clots, and internal bleeding. Another risk is an anastomosis. This is where a new connection is created in your intestines and stomach during the bypass surgery that will not fully heal, which then causes leakage. Leaking of digestive juices and partially digested food through anastomosis is one of the most severe complications after gastric bypass surgery. From

I recently read an article on the web, “10 years ago I had a Gastric Bypass”, written by Irina Gonzalez. Anyone even remotely thinking about undergoing this procedure should read it. The Gastric Bypass operation is non-reversible; it is with you for life. As she says, “Sure, you’ll lose the weight, but what then? If you’re anything like me, keeping the weight off will be a lifelong struggle”. As her surgeon told her, it’s not a solution; it’s a tool, something for you to work with. Read our Page on NHS Surgery here

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Gastric Band

The Surgical Gastric Band is the most common bariatric procedure. It offers both positive and negative aspects in the realm of obesity management. On the positive side, it is considered the least invasive among bariatric offerings. This minimally invasive nature means shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery times, and potentially fewer risks during surgery for patients. It serves as an essential tool in the global management of obesity, helping patients achieve gradual weight loss and improved health outcomes. The adjustable nature of the gastric band also allows for personalised weight loss, with adjustments made over time to optimise results.

However, it’s essential to be aware of the potential complications around Gastric Band procedures. These can include slippage of the band, port or tubing malfunction, stomal obstruction, band erosion, pouch dilation, and port infection. While some complications may be managed through non-surgical means, such as diet modification or band deflation, others may necessitate surgical intervention or even removal of the band. Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band.

Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band

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Patients considering gastric band surgery should carefully weigh the benefits of this minimally invasive approach against the potential risks and complications. A thorough explanation of these risks by the medical team is crucial to making an informed decision regarding the suitability of this procedure for individual weight loss goals and overall health.

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Afterwards, What Then…

The impact of bariatric surgery, whether it’s Gastric Sleeve, Bypass, or Band, extends beyond the individual undergoing the procedure and can significantly affect their family and lifestyle. Two of the weight loss surgeries are non-reversible and will require lifelong commitment and management. As a result, holidays and celebrations may never be quite the same again for the person and their loved ones. These surgeries necessitate dietary and lifestyle changes that can make traditional family gatherings centred around food challenging.

The patient may have to adapt to smaller portion sizes and specific dietary restrictions, which often impact the dynamics of holiday meals and celebrations. While these changes are crucial for the individual’s health, they are often challenging for family members who need to adjust their own eating habits and traditions.

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The potential complications and the ongoing journey to maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery can also impact family life. The surgery itself carries risks, and the need for ongoing medical follow-ups and dietary adjustments can be a source of stress for both the individual and their family. Nevertheless, it’s essential to remember that while the surgery may bring about lifestyle changes, it can also lead to significant health improvements and offer a chance for the individual to lead a longer, healthier life.

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Martin Lost 85 Pounds

Martin Shirran was the second trial candidate for the unique non-surgical weight loss treatment that has been featured on TV and in the media on both sides of the Atlantic. You can read his story and that of others, along with verified before and after photos, on this site. In conclusion, if the results are not guaranteed, and if the treatment comes with a number of surgical risks, don’t you owe it to yourself to at least investigate the alternatives…? You may also like to read our post: “How to Reduce Your Risk of Surgery Complications.”

Our Top Faqs

FAQ 1. What is Gastric Sleeve surgery, and how does it work for weight loss?

Answer: Gastric Sleeve, or Sleeve Gastrectomy, involves removing a large portion of the stomach, leaving a smaller, banana-shaped stomach. This surgery restricts the amount of food a person can consume, leading to reduced calorie intake and weight loss. It also reduces the production of hunger-stimulating hormones, helping to control appetite.

FAQ 2. What are the potential complications of Gastric Sleeve surgery?

Answer: Common complications include infection, bleeding, leakage from the staple line, adverse reactions to anaesthesia, and blood clots. Stomach leakage can lead to severe infections and may require additional surgeries for correction.

FAQ 3. What is the expected weight loss after Gastric Sleeve surgery?

Answer: Weight loss varies among individuals but often ranges from 50% to 70% of excess body weight within the first year. It’s crucial to follow post-surgery dietary and lifestyle guidelines for successful outcomes.

FAQ 4. What is Gastric Bypass surgery, and how does it work for weight loss?

Answer: Gastric Bypass involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting a portion of the small intestine. This surgery restricts food intake by reducing the stomach’s size and also decreases calorie and nutrient absorption, promoting weight loss.

FAQ 5. What are the potential complications of Gastric Bypass surgery?

Answer: Complications may include infection, blood clots, internal bleeding, anastomosis-related problems (leakage), and nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption. Anastomosis leakage is a severe complication that requires immediate medical attention. Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band

FAQ 6. What are the potential complications of Gastric Band surgery?

Answer: Complications may include band slippage, port or tubing malfunctions, stomal obstructions, band erosion, pouch dilation, and port infections. Some complications can be managed through adjustments or deflation, while others may require band removal.

FAQ 7. How will bariatric surgery affect my daily life and family?

Answer: Bariatric surgery can significantly impact daily life and family dynamics. Dietary and lifestyle changes may be necessary, affecting holiday and celebration traditions. Support from loved ones is essential.

FAQ 8. Is weight loss after bariatric surgery permanent?

Answer: Weight loss can be long-lasting if patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, some individuals may experience “Weight Creep” and regain weight in the years following the surgery.

Are you tired of trying an endless list of diets that just don’t work? Frustrated with the constant cycle of losing and regaining weight? Are you looking for a medically endorsed solution, one based on thousands of hours of clinical experience?  Maybe something that doesn’t involve following a restrictive diet, doing lots of exercise, or having invasive surgery…? So, go ahead, relax, and take a few minutes to daydream… What would it be like to be slim and healthy, to be at your target weight? Can you imagine if you never had to go on a diet again or be afraid of food? What if you were able to enjoy every social event with the fantastic feeling of extra energy and improved self-esteem? Welcome to My Weigh Less Master Class – The Gold Standard in Permanent Weight Loss.

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Read on to find out about our award-winning solution! But first, allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Martin and Marion Shirran, and we have worked in the field of weight loss for almost 20 years. We are both clinical therapists and the developers of the globally acclaimed Gastric Mind Band Permanent Weight-Loss Treatment. Articles about our treatment and successful clients have appeared in the global media, including The Times, The Telegraph and the Express. Additionally, magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Hello, Woman, Reader’s Digest and Psychologies have featured our work, as have TV shows around the world.

MWL effortlessly delivers the dieter into the eye of the dieting storm. On a psychological level, it delivers a profound and excitingly new approach to the introduction of change in a person’s life. The treatment allows participants to seamlessly overcome their negative issues around food and eating in general, resulting in them being able to make the connection between weight loss and wellness.

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During the twelve one-hour sessions that make up the programme, dieters learn about aspects of obesity and weight loss that they may have never associated as being connected. The programme has been built around a combination of empirically proven interventions. These include TactileCBT, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, as well as Clinical Hypnotherapy. The treatment is designed to connect your mind with your body, delivering a simple, clean connection between Weight Loss and Wellness.

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Over a thousand people travelled from around the world to experience our weight-loss treatment. Our clients include celebrities, members of the public and medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, nurses, anaesthetists and consultant surgeons. Some clients simply want to shed their excess weight to look better. However, others tell us that health is the main reason. Many of our past clients have successfully reversed medical conditions such as insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease, whereas others have managed to avoid having knee or hip replacement surgery. You may like to read more details on our Medical Endorsements page.

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Our weight-loss approach has been the subject of continued research and development over the last thirteen years. Sharon, above, lost 75 pounds. Our youngest client was just fourteen, and the oldest was eighty-six. Some clients wished to lose just a few pounds to fit into their wedding dress. But others, like Sarah below, went on to lose over 140 pounds. As a result, she was featured globally on TV and in the press. Follow this link to sign up for our course now, and you can start your weight-loss journey today.

Sarah before and after losing weight

Our psychology-focused weight loss programme provides a ‘Psychological Reset’ for those wishing to lose weight. The programme incorporates an updated version of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, TCBT, which is the subject of our bestselling book, published globally by Hay House. Professor Windy Dryden of Goldsmiths University in London endorsed the book, and Professor Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University in the USA wrote the foreword. We also incorporate the latest developments around Neuroplasticity and Neuro-Linguistic Programming along with many other disciplines. One component of our psychology-focused weight loss programme provides a ‘Psychological Reset’. At this statement, ‘Psychological Reset,’ we have observed many people raising their eyebrows; see below.

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Let me give you a couple of examples: the programme will allow you to make a number of simple cognitive changes in your thought processes…small changes that deliver ‘massive results’. For example, think for a moment how different your relationship with food and weight loss would be if we re-programmed your subconscious mind to effortlessly replace the word “want” with the word “need”? The result, imagine you are out having dinner with friends, and after ordering a burger, instead of hearing the waiter asking: “Do you ‘want’ fries with that?” without thinking, you hear and automatically process the question as: “Do you ‘need’ fries with that?” Things would be very different, right? You see, at a cognitive level, we process those words differently. Later, maybe the waiter says, do you ‘want’ another glass of wine? You, of course, hear and cognitively process the word stream as do you ‘need’ another glass of wine. You can watch an animated video explaining ‘Want and Need’ and how it works at the bottom of this page.

Another ‘fix’ in the programme relates to just why people eat. So, during the programme, you will be asked when was the last time you ate in response to actual, physical hunger. Most people say: “Thinking about it, I haven’t been physically hungry for years”. And so we ask them: “Do you ever eat when you are bored, stressed, tired, lonely, depressed, sad, to reward yourself, when watching TV, or maybe just to please someone else?” Then, we do another reset, and so it goes on…Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Band

We have over 100 blog post articles on the site, covering many different topics. The blog page section is updated almost weekly; take a look by following this Blog Page Link.

Martin and Marion Shirran

We have spent many months completely reformatting our unique, phenomenally successful approach to weight loss. As a result, the course is now instantly available to download to your phone, tablet, or computer. This also means that you can complete the entire course without having to leave the comfort and security of your own home. Welcome to the ‘My Weigh Less Master Class’!

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Read on the pages of this website how the award-winning ‘My Weigh Less’ downloadable treatment is successfully delivering what is surely ‘utopia’ to dieters: a medically endorsed, proven weight-loss approach that provides permanent results! The programme is also based on over 15,000 1:1 clinical treatment hours. My Weigh Less can help you reach your weight-loss goals.

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We have over 100 blog posts on the site, covering many different topics. The blog page section is updated almost weekly; take a look by following this Blog Page Link.

Marion Shirran, as a director of Oxford Therapeutics Limited, is proud to be a registered Stakeholder in NICE – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Marion is also involved in the government’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.

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We were proud to be awarded the ‘Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy’ in the UK Mental Health Awards 2022.

Mental Health Awards 2022 "Most Innovative Obesity Psychological Therapy Service"

We also appeared on the This Morning TV show with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Holly and Phil interviewed Martin and Marion Shirran

In 2010, we travelled to New York to be interviewed on the Good Morning America TV Show.

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We are also co-authors of two bestselling books about non-surgical weight loss, published by Hay House.

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You can read a full breakdown of all the components included in the treatment package on the Course Details page. There is also an explanation of the treatment on the Does This Work? page. We look forward to working with you. Additionally, you can read reviews from medical and other professionals on the Medical Endorsement page.

Watch the Short Animated ‘Want and Need Video’ Below…

Click on the link below to listen to our short audio introduction to the weight-loss course.

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You can download the complete My Weigh Less course and start your weight-loss journey today.

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You can read additional information about us and our weight-loss treatment on the Gastric Mind Band website.

Although the weight-loss results and success stories shown on the site are typical, individual results will vary and are not guaranteed. Weight-loss success depends on each individual’s level of motivation, commitment, food intake and metabolism. Read our full disclaimer in the Terms & Conditions.

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