Kingston Healthy Weight Centre


Intro

The Kingston Healthy Weight Centre (KHWC) is a Multidisciplinary Team, that aims to provide comprehensive support to achieve weight loss, improve overall health, and reduce obesity-related complications.

Meet the team

Ema Leyton Reyes – Metabolic CNS

Zoey Barlow – Metabolic Dietitian

Ms.Vasha Kaur (Lead) –  Surgical Consultant

Mr. Francesco Villa – Surgical Consultant

Mr. Ioannis Gerogiannis  –  Surgical Consultant

Dr. Sharief Sharaf (Lead) – Anaesthetic Consultants

Dr. Ram Kumar – Anaesthetic Consultants

Dr. Henry Lewith – Anaesthetic Consultants

Dr. Ye Kyaw (Lead) – Physicians

Dr. Muralidhara Koteshwara – Physicians

Amber Carroll – Administrator

Metabolic Psychologist (Awaiting appointment)

Referral

Referrals are to be made by GP’s completing the Referral Form (download) and sent it via email to khft.khwcreferrals@nhs.net

Our inclusion criteria are:

  • Patients with a BMI of 40Kg/m2 or over OR with a BMI of 35-40 kg/m2 with one or more related conditions.
  • Patients with a BMI over 30 kg/m2 with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus of less than 10 years can be referred to the service.
  • Patients with a South Asian, Chinese, other Asian, Middle Eastern, Black African, or African-Caribbean family background have a lower BMI threshold by 2.5kg/m2.

Our exclusion criteria are:

  • Patients < 18 years old
  • Patients planning a pregnancy in the next 2 years, currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Patients with a severe and / or enduring mental health difficulty that are not assessed or adequately managed (including self-harm or suicide in the past 12 months).
  • Patients with an eating difficulty to the degree of an eating disorder.
  • Patients diagnosed with a malignancy <24 months prior or receiving treatment for a malignancy.
  • Patients receiving palliative or end of life care.
  • Patients unfit for General Anaesthesia. 

Leaflets

To be updated soon

Guidelines

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