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:
- Laparoscopic gastric band
- 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. If you have any further questions, please contact Bariatric Nurse Specialist Bryony Price on 01743-261000 ext 2438. Alternatively, email Bryony.
Shropshire Bariatric Support Group
A support group run by the Trust’s Bariatric Team is available for patients who are having or have had weight loss surgery.
Meetings are held in the Education Centre at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford from 6pm until 7.30pm on the following dates:
- 12 December 2016
- 23rd January 2017
- 6th March 2017
- 24th April 2017
- 5th June 2017
- 17th July 2017
- 11th September 2017
- 30th October 2017
- 11th December 2017
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryony Price – Bariatric Nurse Specialist
Tel: 01743 261000 ext 2438
You can also read one of our patient’s success stories.
Associated Wards and Services
He undertook research into the mechanisms of peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer and was awarded an MD by the University of Liverpool for a thesis on this subject. His research was presented at national and international meetings and published in peer reviewed scientific journals.
He is a member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
Mr Riera is the Educational Lead for General Surgery and a Clinical and Educational Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH.
Mr Riera is Lead Clinician for the upper gastrointestinal cancer multidisciplinary team.
Secretary contact: 01743 261000 (Ext. 2418)
From a research perspective he was awarded an MPhil by the University of Cambridge investigating epidemiological factors in surgery.
Mr Rink is a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society.
He is a Clinical Supervisor for Foundation Doctors, Core Trainees and Speciality Trainees at SaTH.
Mr Rink is the Clinical Lead for Upper Gastrointestinal surgery at SaTH.
Secretary contact: 01743 261000 (Ext. 2417)