How do I get an appointment?
You can be referred to our department by your GP or another hospital doctor.
Changing or canceling your appointment
If you wish to cancel or rearrange your appointment, please call us on 020 7188 1912 or email gst-tr.DiabetesandEndocrine@nhs.net.
Please let us know within 48 hours of your appointment.
Before your appointment
Please bring an updated list of medications, previous medical letters and any blood test results you have. We will also ask you to complete a set of questionnaires.
What to expect at your appointment
You will receive a full and individual approach from the team to help you reach your goals and improve your health. This will be carried out in an open, friendly and non-judgmental environment.
Ritchie Hooper has lost nearly 10 since
he had bariatric surgery
Ritchie Hooper, 43, from Leybourne in Kent had bariatric surgery in January 2015.
Ritchie says: 'At my heaviest I weighed 25.5 stone and had a 54 inch waist. Sometimes I wonder how I got in that position in the first place.
'In 2009, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and eventually I was put on insulin.
'The criteria for surgery are strict so it’s definitely not a temporary fix. You need to be in the right frame of mind before you go ahead with something so invasive.'
'I get lots of support from my specialist bariatric dietitian, and I also attend the bariatric surgery support group which meets once a month.
Ritchie Hooper before surgery
'Since the surgery I’ve lost 9.5 stone, I’m down to a 36 inch waist and I have come off the insulin.
'Before I would always take the shortest route or get the bus. In the summer there was a rail strike. I decided to walk part of the way to work. I felt great and had the biggest smile on my face when I got there.'