Obesity Education

You may have seen the #obesityeducation hashtag in the media over the past week or so. It is a campaign concerning all aspects of obesity, and how people can be educated to understand it more fully, and how it can be treated successfully. Our very own Mr Shaw Somers is the President of the British […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Obesity

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a potentially serious sleep disorder. OSA occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. This may lead to regularly interrupted sleep, which can have a big impact on quality of life and increase the risk of developing certain conditions. During an episode, the lack of […]

Swimming After Weight Loss Surgery

Your body is adjusting to changes after weight loss surgery. That’s why it is important to develop healthy routines; a good nutritious diet and regular exercise. It is important not to push your body too hard too soon after weight loss surgery.   Check with your clinicians before taking up exercise. A general rule of […]

Meet our New Dietitian

Streamline Surgical are pleased to welcome Heidi te Braake to our bariatric team. As you know, we are constantly striving to treat all our patients with care, concern and compassion; to facilitate your ultimate goal of continuous weight loss; to help you become the person you want to be. Our dietitians play a key role […]

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and Minerals   Vitamins and Minerals are important nutrients your body needs to work properly and stay healthy.   After weight loss surgery it is important to carefully follow dietary advice and to keep an eye on your vitamin levels. This partly because of a change in diet but also in a gastric bypass […]

Portion Distortion and Control

Immediately after bariatric procedure, most people will notice a difference in how much food they need to eat to feel full and some even find that food becomes less of a priority in their life. Further along the road it can be possible to slip into old habits, such as over estimating daily dietary needs, […]

Bariatric picnic and BBQ ideas

We are days a way from May, which means the May bank holidays are almost here! The bank holidays are a great time to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors, with many planning their first barbeque or picnic – let’s hope the weather stays dry! Having bariatric surgery shouldn’t stop you from enjoying […]

Spire Weight Loss Surgery Information Evening

Are you looking to have a healthier future? Are you looking for long-term weight loss success? It might be that you are an ideal candidate for weight loss (bariatric) surgery. Weight loss surgery can offer impressive results weight, diabetes, sleep apnoea and a range of other health problems. When considering weight loss surgery, many thoughts and […]

Spring Holiday Fun

For many, the Spring holiday can be a bit of a minefield. There is chocolate everywhere in addition to other cakes, sweets and confectionary. If you are trying to eat healthily, it can be difficult to avoid temptation and make the right choices. Then there is the dreaded ‘Bank Holiday washout’ threat. With the possibility […]

The ‘Tortoise & the Hare’ effect

Many of us will have grown up hearing Aesop’s Fable about the Tortoise and the Hare. For those of you who haven’t or maybe need a little reminder; it is about a race between two creatures that appear to be at opposite ends of the speed scale. In the fable, the Hare races ahead of […]