The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital has a specialist centre for Obesity Treatment and Research.
Our multidisciplinary team provides weight management (medical) and bariatric (surgical) programmes throughout the East of England and is one of the most comprehensive bariatric services in the country.
The medical programme was established in 1992 as a regional weight loss service for patients. The bariatric surgical programme began in 2001 and offers people a range of surgical procedures.
As well as our weight loss programmes our team is one of the country’s leaders in innovative research and treatment. Our research team provides surgical data to the national bariatric database and we are regularly involved in pioneering medical trials that contribute to the continuous improvement of safety, care and treatment for bariatric patients. If you have tried other ways to lose weight but have not been successful, a referral to our weight loss experts may be the solution for you. Our specialist programme is designed not only to help people lose significant weight but to give them the life skills and knowledge to keep the weight off.
GP referrals by post should be made directly to Obesity Services:
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital,
Lewsey Road, Luton
Procedures undertaken in our Unit include the following:
Tier 3 medical weight management clinics – Including Specialist Nurses, Dietitians, Physicians, Psychologist (Assessment Only)
Tier 4 surgical weight management clinics – including Specialist Bariatric Nurses, Bariatric Dietitians, Physicians, Psychologist (Assessment only), Surgeons, Anaesthetists
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford changes are being made to support services and we would now ask that, from Saturday 6 June 2020, you contact the wards using the direct lines found here.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.