At Tonic Weight Loss, we perform hundreds of procedures every year and are committed to working with every single one of our patients to help them achieve their weight loss goals so they can live their lives to the fullest.
Our Giving Back Lives Awards initiative is there to help patients do just that!
So every single year, we have pledged to offer life-changing surgery to 1 person in the UK (a fully private procedure paid for by ourselves at Tonic). And that’s not all…3 lucky runners-up will qualify for a special 15% discount on any of our procedures. The winners will also receive our premium 5 star aftercare to ensure they get the right support post-surgery.
WHO ARE TONIC WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?
Tonic are a well-established centre of excellence providing weight loss surgery at clinics situated across the UK, (with their HQ is based in Ashby-de-la-zouch); including Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Luton, Derby, London & Nottingham. All their surgeons are NHS Consultant Specialist Bariatric Surgeons with a plethora of experience and knowledge in the field of Bariatric Surgery. All operations are carried out in Private hospitals and unlike many other providers, all Tonic patients receive 1-2-1 support from a dietitian, personal trainer, psychotherapist and nurse for up to 5 years post-procedure to ensure they receive the help they need to reach and maintain their healthy weight loss goals.
WHAT IS WEIGHT LOSS (BARIATRIC) SURGERY?
Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery). The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AS A TREATMENT FOR OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES?
Evidence shows that surgery is a very effective treatment option for some people with Type 2 diabetes and can be cost-effective for the NHS. Diabetes UK believes that you should have access to all proven effective treatments Simon O’Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison at Diabetes UK said: “We strongly support the call for obesity surgery to be fully recognised as an active treatment for Type 2 diabetes alongside established forms of treatment such as following a healthy lifestyle and medications to lower blood glucose levels.” (Source – https://www.diabetes.org.uk/ guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/treating- your-diabetes/weight-loss- surgery)