Weight Loss Surgery

A Comprehensive Medical Team Approach

Weight Loss Surgery

Fact: In Ireland, 61% of adults and 22% of 5-12 year olds are overweight or obese.

Weightloss Surgery – A comprehensive medical team approach is a unique book written by the members of the multi-disciplinary bariatric team at the Bon Secours hospital in Cork. This book, the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland is a practical guide for patients considering bariatric surgery. It details the most widely utilised and most effective weight-loss surgical procedures. There is a detailed explanation of the perioperative psychological and dietary implications. There are chapters discussing the more common obesity-related conditions such as sleep apnoea, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Bon Secours pre and post-operative nursing care plan and follow-up physiotherapy programme are also detailed. Throughout the book there are examples of patient experiences, written by the patients themselves, and detailing the positive impact that bariatric surgery has had on their lives.

  • Multidisciplinary team with breadth and depth of knowledge and experience.
  • Easy to read explanations with diagrams
  • Answers to questions you may be afraid to ask
  • Detailed perioperative advice
  • Real life patient experiences
  • Extensive dietary & exercise advice
  • List of useful information, websites and resources

About the authors:

Gillian Moore Groarke:

Dr. Gillian Moore-Groarke is a consultant registered health psychologist. She is a member of the Division of health psychology, PSI and BPS. She has a specialist interest in eating disorders and is author of a number of books and publications in this area. As well as being attached to the Bon Secours hospital she also runs a private practise in Harley Court, Wilton, cork. She is a regular contributor to the media on all aspects of psychology and also was a columnist for the Irish Examiner. She has lectured in UCC for a number of years. She has also been involved in various research programmes in the school of medicine, school of psychology and school of speech and language therapy and has acted as health advisor to various organisations, and has provided a number of employment assistant programmes.

Mr. Colm O’Boyle:

Mr O’Boyle qualified at Trinity College Dublin in 1990. He completed his higher surgical training in Yorkshire, UK. He worked as Senior Surgical Registrar at Leeds General Infirmary and Hull Royal Infirmary. In 2000 he was the International Travelling Fellow and Senior Surgical Registrar at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia. He was appointed as Consultant General Surgeon and Lead Clinician for Upper Gastrointestinal surgery at Hull Royal Infirmary in 2002. He was appointed as Consultant in General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery to the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork in January 2008. He is a member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS) and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).

Mr O’Boyle has been performing laparoscopic surgery for patients with obesity since 1998. He is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the UK and Ireland.

Weightloss Surgery – A comprehensive medical team approach is published by Currach Press priced €14.99/£12.50

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