Asking only as my Dad's DR has sent a letter to a consultant to put my Dad forward for having one.
My Dad is really overweight, Down to a mixture of eating habits, bad heart and arthritis in his knees. These problems mainly started once slightly over weight though. He knows this, but more things keep developing like Diabetes.
He has tried all sorts of diets, but struggles with will power and as he works on the roads all day he ends up just eating where he can stop.
Ok I know this will get a lot of bad feedback as I know people see people like my Dad as a drain to the NHS. I love my Dad to bits, and I know his weight is all down to his fault, but I want him around for a few more years so I am all up for him having this.
I am just after feedback from people who have had the surgery and how it has changed your life. ALso if you had it done privately what was the cost?