I honestly didn't have a weight problem in my younger years, I had put weight on after settling down with my wife, I dieted and lost it,  then put it back on, dieted once more and lost it again, stopped dieting and then put it back on and some more, then I did the Atkins diet lost it again and then put it back on !  Same again with the Lighter life diet and the Cambridge diet. Lost it all and put it all back on and quite a bit more..... I had my band in 2015 and have lost almost 9 stone..... Ive just turned 47 and never felt better...!!!!!   Supporting other is now a huge part of my life.



Banded 2 years now - had a rocky start and required further surgery, but halved my weight and at target now through hardworking and determination.




Ive had my band in for 14 years now - Wouldn't swap my band for the world - had a great weight loss but I am fully aware of the ups and down the band journey can bring.  Happy to give advice from the 'horses mouth'



Renato Zaccheddu

I have helped may people achieve their dreams and aspirations following weight loss.



Marc McDermott

Marc is a certified Trainer in NLP, Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy® and NLP Coaching, and is in the Master Trainer Program. He is teaching NLP certification trainings and conducting Personal Breakthrough sessions, as well as coaching and consulting in the business sector.

"It always struck me early on in life that speaking the right words at the right time could fundamentally change someone permanently for the better"

Marc has 20 years experience working with individuals and organisations, to eliminate unwanted patterns of thinking, and achieve their true potential for success. His philosophy is that when you let go of what’s been holding you back, that leads to more success and fulfilment in your professional and personal life, and ultimately to achieving the life you’ve been dreaming of. This is turn helps the big picture of helping to transform the World into a better place, which is ultimately his aspiration.



Louise Thompson


Hi, I'm Louise and I decided that I desperately needed to lose weight when I became 40 in 2016. When I started my weight loss journey I weighed 17 stone and was a size 22. I underwent a gastric band operation with the Hospital Group in October 2016 and now weigh 10 stone 9lbs and am a size 10. The gastric band has been an incredible tool - it hasn't been without it's problems (I had a port replacement earlier this year after a leakage), but despite this set back, it has become my best friend helping me to control my portion sizes. Alongside the band, I've become a huge advocate for careful nutrition and exercise and this year have completed several 10k runs and am currently training to become a yoga instructor...I could have only dreamed about being able to do this just two years ago...the weight loss has literally changed my life. I've built up a bank of useful hints and tips on getting the best from your band and there is little I haven't experienced through my weight loss journey so far, so happy to answer your queries and concerns.



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