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Gemma Daka's story

Gemma Daka's story

Gastric Band

Gemma Daka opted for gastric band surgery as she wanted to be a healthier mum to her children. “I was fed up one Christmas because of the size I was, and realised that by the next Christmas, I needed to have actually done something about it!

“I’m quite an impulsive person so after the initial consultation with a surgeon from The Hospital Group I booked my procedure immediately and can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

“My whole journey with The Hospital Group has been a life-changing experience. The staff were all fantastic and I didn’t feel rushed or pressured at any point. The surgeon right through to the after-care nurses were all amazing and I’m thrilled with the results.

“I’m so much more confident since having the procedure. I’m more energetic, I’m happier, and when I go out with the girls I’m no longer that ‘fat friend’.  In fact I’m the one shining with confidence that had been hidden under low self-esteem for so many years.

“It’s so nice no longer having the embarrassment of asking for a seatbelt extension every time I get on a plane! I feel like a completely different person.

“I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to change their life by losing weight to consider gastric band surgery with The Hospital Group. If you take the advice of the surgeon and nurses, the band can work brilliantly for you and give you your confidence back.”

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Gemma Daka's before and after

Meet Gemma Daka's surgeon

Mr Richardson qualified in Medicine in 1989. His specialist training has focused on banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy placements.

He has attended courses in both Europe and the USA furthering his experience and knowledge in bariatric surgery.