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# 1 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 07:47
 
 
St Vincents hospital will no longer be offering Gastric Band surgery for clinically obese patients, which means that only one Galway Hospital will offer the service.

The HSE have not confirmed the reason for this decision but should this operation be offered at all by public hospitals?

Should patients pay for this elective surgery themselves or just go on a diet?
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# 2 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 08:12
 
 
Go on a diet and take exercise.

There are certain medical conditions that cause excess weight but there are better means to regain control than invasive surgery.

Maybe add a poll?
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# 3 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 09:34
 
 
Some people are weak and can't help but stuff their faces with food
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# 4 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 09:37
 
 
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# 5 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 09:39
 
 
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# 6 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 09:47
 
 
Someone said :
Go on a diet and take exercise.

There are certain medical conditions that cause excess weight but there are better means to regain control than invasive surgery.

Maybe add a poll?

Are Polls, a good diet?
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# 7 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 09:58
 
 
Someone said :
Some people are weak and can't help but stuff their faces with food

I resent that. My issue is wine not food. I would happily do without food provided I have wine coffee and cigarettes.
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# 8 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 10:13
 
 
Someone said :
Go on a diet and take exercise.

There are certain medical conditions that cause excess weight but there are better means to regain control than invasive surgery.

Maybe add a poll?

I think it is very easy to say go on diet, but candidates for lap band surgery are on completely different scale and a sense of hopelessness kicks in. I don't honestly know if this type of surgery is the answer but it's not a simple matter of diet, exercise can present major challenges ( breathlessness and chafing to mention a couple) I think we should be offering people who would like to change as much support as possible.
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# 9 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 11:31
 
 
Ultimately the HSE saves money in the long run from a thinner society. I am obese (16st) at present. But they don't give you a gastric band unless you're morbidly obese.

However in principle I support a 100% privately funded health service but that will take time to accomplish equitably. So in the mean time the HSE should cough up for necessary gastric bands.

My current strategy is to leave my cards with someone I trust and survive on Diet Coke and water in the meantime. A 2 litre bottle has 10 calories, whereas you burn 71 calories per hour keeping you alive.
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# 10 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 11:39
 
 
Someone said :
My current strategy is to leave my cards with someone I trust and survive on Diet Coke and water in the meantime. A 2 litre bottle has 10 calories, whereas you burn 71 calories per hour keeping you alive.

Healthy as usual Are you not still seeing your dietitian who had you on a good plan?
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# 11 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 11:42
 
 
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Healthy as usual Are you not still seeing your dietitian who had you on a good plan?

I wasn't able to stick to it and it was costing me too much. In contrast I lost 4 stone doing things this way last year. Orsmund the dietician from Operation Transformation I think said (heard it on radio) that obesity is worse than the worst diet.
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# 12 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 11:58
 
 
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In contrast I lost 4 stone doing things this way last year.

and obviously put it back on, crash diets are rubbish, what you need is a long-term healthy eating plan
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# 13 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 12:10
 
 
Yeah! Look at Gaire playing doctor again.


Lets have a look at yer obesity
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# 14 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 12:19
 
 
I think it's fair enough if there are services provided to people who need to lose weight. I've lost and gained weight so many times that it is something I've been thinking about recently, but I will save up. The only thing a doctor has ever offered me is speed.

My uncle got a public gastric band op, he only has one leg and is in kidney failure so he lacks the ability to exercise really. It's been an awful experience for him though.
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# 15 : Wednesday 11-6-2014 @ 12:24
 
 
I also know that my eating is emotional so I would like to go to a support group to help with weight loss but as far as I know they are only paid ones available. It would be great to see a primary care weight loss programme that was free or maybe a fiver a week.
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