Bariatric and Upper GI Surgery

Welcome to the Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Service at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Bariatric (weight loss) surgery has been performed at the Trust since 2002.  It is proven to produce substantial, maintained weight loss, which is vital in significantly reducing the risk of serious health problems as well as improving quality of life.

It is a decision that should not be taken without serious consideration. Surgery is a tool to assist with weight loss.  It requires a sustained level of motivation, a combination of healthy eating and longer-term lifestyle changes to be successful.

The information in this section aims to give an insight into Bariatric surgery right from the initial decision to have surgery, to advice on your new life afterwards.

Types of Surgery

The main types of Bariatric surgery performed at the Trust are:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Intragastric balloon

If you are interested in being referred for bariatric surgery, please make an appointment to see your GP, who will advise you.

Shropshire Bariatric Support Group

A support group run by the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Bariatric team for patients who are having or have had weight loss surgery, or those wanting to lose weight without surgery.

Meetings are held at the Telford Football Ground 18:45 – 19:45

  • 16th January 2023
  • 6th March 2023

For further information please email

The support group have set up their own Facebook page ‘Shropshire Bariatric Support group’ Please have a look at it if you are interested.

Further information is available from:

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

We act on your behalf when handling patient and family concerns, liaising with staff, managers and where appropriate, relevant organisations to negotiate immediate or prompt solutions. We can also help you get support from other local or national agencies.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Tel: 0800 783 0057 or 01743 261691

Princess Royal Hospital, Tel: 01952 282888

Other Sources of Information

NHS 111

A fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Telephone: 111 (free from a landline or mobile)

Patient UK

Provides leaflets on health and disease translated into 11 other languages as well as links to national support/self-help groups and a directory of UK health websites.

Self Help & Support Groups

A selection of websites providing access to good quality patient and consumer health information, covering specific age groups and conditions.

Also includes Shropshire Community Directory which contains up-to-date information on community groups, clubs, societies, organisations, support groups and self-help groups covering Shropshire and its borders.

Key Info

Contact Us

Tel: 01743 261000

You can also read one of our patient’s success stories.

Interested in working with us?

For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.

Associated Wards and Services

Gastroenterology and Hepatology