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Bandboozled - Gastric Band Experts

The UK's trusted gastric band experts 

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As part of your aftercare following gastric band surgery with The Hospital Group, our patients will receive a year's free membership to BandBoozled. 

Are you thoroughly bamboozled by all the conflicting advice out there about gastric bands? Often, concise information written by qualified experts is not always in one place. BandBoozled changes how you can access this information - why not let the experts help you. With over 25 year's experience in weight management and bariatric surgery, our health professionals will give you accurate, clear advice that will help maximise your weight loss. 

"The expert support and advice you have access to at BandBoozled is provided by The Hospital Group's own dietitian Sue Norton and Nurse Nicola Harris."

The Hospital Group Surgery team

What's included at a glance...

  • An online weight tracker
  • Loads of tasty recipes from The Kitchen
  • Meal plans for liquid, soft and textured diet phases
  • Unique diet plans to keep you on track
  • Expert support from from our bariatric team
  • Forum to chat to other gastic band patients band patients from The Cafe
  • Activity and exercise advice from The Gym
  • Weekly recipes and articles
  • Weight Mates who share their band experience
  • Motivational 30-page booklet to kick start your success!

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Sue Norton

Sue Norton

Registered Dietitian and founder of BandBoozled 

Sue has been a qualified dietitian for over 20 years. She has worked in the private sector, NHS as well as freelance. She has written articles for multiple national magazines, developed and run her own chain of slimming clubs, television appearances and gaining a specialist career in helping people reach their weight loss goals after bariatric surgery. 

Nicola Harris

Nicola Harris

Registered nurse and founder of BandBoozled

During Nicola's 13 years on the NHS, she specialised in chronic disease management and weight monitoring. Nicola further specialised her role to a bariatirc nurse 6 years ago. This allowed her to support patients before and after their weight loss surgery. Her job role also includes mentoring and specialist training for other registered nurses and dietitians. 

What's included?

Your free* 12 month membership to BandBoozled gives you exclusive access to recipes, exercise plans, regular advice form gastric band experts and much more. 

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*For full terms and conditions of BandBoozled see here

Hints and Tips

If at any point during your recovery you need further support, the team at BandBoozled are perfectly placed to guide you to the right people who can provide you with the advice and guidance you need. Our extensive network and years of experience can take the stress and worry away from reaching out for the extra help you need.

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Monitoring your physical and mental health post a gastric band operation should be your number one focus. Our experts can guide you through every step of your journey. Regular emails telling you what to look out for and forums where you can find advice on common issues and expert healthcare knowledge.

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Your surgery is done and dusted - now it’s time for recovery. It is so important to start off on the right tracks from day one following your surgery which means managing your exercise plan carefully so you don’t push yourself to hard, to soon. Our blog will share expert tips on managing a consistent exercise plan that suits your lifestyle with lots of real world advice from our active online community.

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Diet plans following weight loss surgery can make all the difference to your band journey – less complications and greater results! Learning about the gastric band is the first stage in a successful weight loss journey. You need to be able to recognise when food gets stuck, when there is a problem with the band, what to eat after adjustments, what do before a flight abroad, what vitamins to take, what are textured foods and why are they important, when it’s ok to have soft foods and liquids, what portion sizes are suitable – the list is endless! This is where Bandboozled come in. they provide help with these questions plus a whole lot more

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BandBoozled is a members only slimming club for gastric band patients. BandBoozled doesn’t replace your aftercare with The Hospital Group, it simply offers additional advice to help you get the most from your band and maximise your weight loss. Once you become a BandBoozled member, you will also have access to a wide range of information including, recipes, meal plans, advice on the band itself, managing complications, exercise advice, healthcare and much more.

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If you are a patient of The Hospital Group who has had weight loss surgery before August 1st 2018, you will be entitled to a month's membership with BandBoozled for half price.

If you are awaiting weight loss surgery or had your surgery after August 1st 2018, you will be entitled to a years free membership with BandBoozled.