Weight Loss & Maintenance During COVID-19
As weight loss experts, we can see weight- and COVID-related concerns are resting heavily on a lot of people’s minds. Our job is to make any patient encounter or intervention with our patients as safe as possible.
COVID 19 Procedures
Many of our patients have experienced significant weight gain due to the stress, anxiety and lack of exercise created by the coronavirus crisis and subsequent orders to stay home.
Further, whilst elective surgeries have resumed, patients may not wish to undergo surgical procedure at the moment or are not suitable candidate for surgery due to pre-existing conditions. As a result, the London Weight Clinic offers to non-surgical programs to help patients manage their way during this difficult time.
We have endeavored to minimise the potential transmission of COVID by implementing protocols to reduce possible spread. First, we are providing remote online consultations. Second, Cromwell Hospital is a COVID free/negative hospital, meaning that patients are strictly tested before admission, amongst other protocols, to create a safe environment. Lastly, we can help arrange a limousine pick up and provide you with personal protective equipment from your home to our clinic.
COVID 19 and Excess Weight / Obesity
Three recent studies have found a worrying link between excess weight and COVID 19. The conclusion of these studies is that obesity and excess weight nearly doubles the risk for severe COVID outcomes. However reducing BMI (body mass index) by just an average of 5 points (for the average woman and man; approx 12-16 Kgs) could cut requirement of ICU-level care by half.