Bariatrics and Specialist Weight Management

Morbid obesity is a complex problem for which bariatric surgery is a highly specialised intervention.

It is indicated for patients in whom all prior efforts of intensive weight reduction have failed such as pharmacological, lifestyle and community weight management services. Walsall Manor Hospital is an NHS designated centre for weight loss surgery and offers a range of laparoscopic (keyhole) bariatric procedures.

Our multi-disciplinary team are fully trained in delivering the bariatric surgical service. Patients will be motivated, counselled and adequately prepared prior to surgery to ensure their post-surgical compliance which is necessary for success. Walsall Manor Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in the West Midlands for performing laparoscopic bariatric surgery with reduced length of inpatient stays, early mobilisation and discharge.

Mission statement

To provide a local and national surgical service for morbid obesity that encompasses diet, clinical psychology, physical activity, surgery and health. Our aim is to reduce excess mortality, morbidity and disability by promoting healthy lifestyles and reducing risk factors to human health, in a professional, safe and caring environment. Bariatric services will endeavour to offer a non-discriminatory, non-judgmental, research-based surgical approach by a team of experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Moat Road
West Midlands

Referrals, guidelines, and exclusion information
01922 721172 ext. 7770.

Referrals (via Bariatric co-ordinator)

Service lead

Mr Mirza, Clinical Director and Lead Surgeon
Contact via secretary on 01922 721172 ext. 7763

Referrals are accepted via a GP only and patients must fulfil NICE and Trust agreed Commissioning funding criteria to qualify.