www.bariatriccookery.com is delighted to see this month the opening of the UK’s 1st specialist clinic devoted to bariatric or weight-loss surgery.
The Sudbury Clinic is Streamline Surgical’s new flagship clinic, based in Harrow, London, that offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical weight-loss treatments for both the NHS and private patient.
Situated in the grounds of the BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital, the clinic is the only centre of its type in the UK and has been specially designed to cater for the needs of the bariatric patient. The clinic offers a sympathetic and homely environment dedicated to patients that are considering, are having, or have had bariatric surgery. Intended to offer ‘dignity and humanity’ the clinic boasts facilities like wider entrance doors, sofas built to support patients up to 50 stone and weighing scales that measure up to 80 stone (rather than the standard 25 stone).
Over 40% of the bariatric team at the Sudbury Clinic have had WLS themselves so understand the journey that patients will go on…for life. The team is headed up by Streamline’s Surgeons, Mr Shaw Somers (my own surgeon) and Mr Guy Slater and Mr Chris Pring but will also be the home to their team of specialist dieticians, psychologists, bariatric nurses and support staff.
I am very much looking forward to visiting this completely unique place (which seems to truly cater to the needs of bariatric patients) and Facebook comments so far indicate you welcome its arrival too.
I shall attend the official opening in early May….watch out for an update! I know the future plan and hope of the Streamline team is that it will become a drop-in centre of excellence…so far it’s looking very good!