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Hi there,

As people have been asking about surgeons I thought that it might be useful to have a thread with a list of surgeons contact details on...

No advertisement of their abilities.. good or otherwise, but a place to access information on services available to us Brits.... (we are special!)

With this in mind here are the few I know....

Mr David Hewin

Winfield Hospital

Tewkesbury Road


Gloucs GL2 9WH

Switchboard number is 01452 331111

Dr Jean Pierre Anfroy


Clinique International du Parc Monceau

21 Rue de Chazelles

75017 Paris



Please add more! :)

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There is an excellent surgeon in Lyon, France who has done literally thousands of MID band lap band ops:-

Vincent Frering M.D.

Centre de Consultations Spécialisées de la Sauvegarde

25, Av des Sources


Tel : +33(0)437 497 010

Fax +33(0)437 497 013


Fills are offered by the Gastric Band Service he is connected with in the UK and the price is just over 6000 euros for the op. However, he doesnt offer the easyband at this time, as he feels it could not be adjusted quickly in the event of an emergency (if the patient was overseas).

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i had my band fitted


DR Marc Focquet

in Belgium... but

he does consultaions and fills in london


4 Upper Wimpole Street



020 7 060 1954


there is also a forum on his site



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Heres another one. He is the leader of bariatric surgery something or other at the moment in france just google his name dr jerome dargent lyon

He is superb and very easy to contact for after care and advice etc

Dr jerome Dargent




email. jerome.dargent@polyclinique-rillieux.fr

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I'm still looking for someone to band me.

I can't comment on if they are good: Obesity Surgery and Weight Loss Programmes (programs) - Healthier Weight Centres, Weight Loss Clinic UK. but I went for a consultation with them in London (they have branches in Birmingham, London and Manchester) and they were very nice answered all my questions and if I had unlimited funds I probably would go with them. Their Lapband costs around £8K but you get unlimited fills for a year. I was seriously thinking about going with them but it is very expensive.

I'm now seriously thinking about going to Belgium. I've been checking the website that Mine put above and I'm going to book a consult with them.

I'm sure I want to get banded but the more certain I get the more anxious I'm getting that I pick the right surgeon! For all of you that are already banded and losing weight you are such an inspiration!

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Hi Foxytri,

I had my band and all my fills done by Dr Marc Focquet - he is great and absolutely recommendable. My surgery cost around £3,200. I wouldn't have my surgery done over here as the hospitals are too dirty.

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I'm Booked To Have My Band Fitted In Dolan Park Bromsgrove, By "why Go Abroad" I Looked At Having The Surgery Done In Belgium Which Was A Lot Cheaper Than Here In The Uk, But By The Time I Took Into Account The Travel Expence, My Husband Would Need Time Off Work To Go With Me And Then The Children Would Have To Be Left And Someone Look After Them, It All Added Up But With Why Go Abroad The Whole Thing Is Costing Me Just £4950 With 1 Fill, It Only A 2 Hour Drive And I'll Be Away 1 Night. I Would Suggest Its Worth Looking Into.

Good Luck To Everyone

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Dr Chris is excellent and has done thousands of band ops. He also tried his best to save his patients money where possible.

Aftercare is second to none at either his rooms in Brussels or monthly in London and Edinburgh. He shares rooms with Dr Marc in Upper Wimpole Street.

He banded me over 3 years ago in June 2004 and I am so glad he is my surgeon!


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Main Contact

Bariatric UnitSt Richards HospitalChichesterPO19 6SEUnited Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)1243 831655

Other Contacts

The London Clinic, Devonshire Place, London W1G 6BW

Suite 1, Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LG

Secretary: 0207 636 9804

BMI Clementine Churchill Hospital, Sudbury Hill, Harrow, HA1 3RX

Secretary: 0207 636 9804

Also at:

Clare Park Hospital, Crondall Lane, Farnham, GU10 5XX

Sarum Road Hospital, Sarum Road, Winchester, SO22 5HA

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Just to say I did go abroad in the end with Dr Marc and it cost approx £3,750 for Surgery and 6 fills, Eurostar to and from Belgium, taxi to and from the hotel and Hotel accommodation. The hospital was amazingly clean, everyone was really helpful and understanding and I would do the same again in a heartbeat. I had no complications and I'm healing fine. Good Luck everyone. All I can say is make sure you are 100% happy with the surgeon you pick. I was.

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