Hernia Repair and Gallstone Surgery
Currently NHS patients undergoing straight-forward hernia repair or gall-bladder receive no formal follow up. Private patients are usually seen at 6 weeks after surgery. Those who have hernia surgery should avoid heavy lifting of straining for 6 weeks. Patients may drive a car provided they can safely and confidently perform an emergency stop.
Surgery for Reflux Disease or Oesophageal Achalasia
Patients are required to eat a ‘sloppy diet’ for 4 weeks after surgery. They can then increase food textures to contain more solids. Routine clinic follow up is 6 weeks after surgery. Patients that have had anti-reflux surgery (‘fundoplication’) may stop taking their regular acid-controlling medication after surgery (e.g. Lansoprazole, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole or Esomeprazole). Approximately 20% of patients may find they have to restart this medication at some stage.
Weight Loss Surgery
Patients receive dietary advice for before and after surgery and are reviewed at 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months and 24 months after surgery. Patients may then be discharged back to the care of the GP/local weight management service with instructions for life-long follow up on a yearly basis. Mr Hayden is very keen to review any patient where there is a concern as an NHS or private referral.
Some patients may have undergone obesity surgery overseas or in centres in the UK. Mr Hayden can provide follow up in Leeds including gastric band adjustment either by himself or under x-ray guidance. The cost of this will be determined by the duration of follow up requested and the number and type of band adjustments required. The typical cost for a new consultation including adjustment (if appropriate) is £160.00. The cost for further follow up adjustments is £100.00. Fees are payable at the consultation by cash, card or cheque. The hospital will charge additional costs for equipment used.
Mr Hayden would be grateful to receive updates of weight loss surgery patients that he has operated up on after the follow up period has elapsed. This helps to evaluate the long term outcome and any problems with weight loss operations. If you have had weight loss surgery previously under my care then please fill in the form and let me know your current weight and any comments.
Patients are reviewed 6 weeks after surgery and then at 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 and then 24 months and then yearly until 5 years. More or less frequent visits after 2 years may be recommended depending on the extent of disease. Mr Hayden would like to see any patient with concern on an urgent basis. This should be organised for the GP or clinical nurse specialists Sharon Huntley or Clare Whitaker (Tel: 0113 2068457) or through Mr Hayden’s secretary by contacting 0113 2068489.