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Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery, Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5FTUK

4.4 / 5  Excellent
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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Prices from £100 - Enquire for a fast quote from Weight Loss Surgery - Kent. Excellent ServiceScore™: 4.4 from 197 votes. 20 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Bariatric Surgery Consultation from £100
Gastric Band from £4999
Gastric Bypass from £9450
Gastric Sleeve from £7999
Gastric Balloon from £3950
Revisional Bariatric Surgery £3500 - £10000
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About Weight Loss Surgery - Kent

Band £4999 (1 year)  £5950 (2 years)

Sleeve £7999 

Bypass £9450

Weight Loss Surgery Kent offers the full spectrum of weight loss surgery. Bands, sleeves and bypass surgery as well as balloons at the lowest cost in the UK market. We have a wealth of expertise in our team and understand the needs of our patients. Whether you would like to talk about weight loss surgery options or discuss aftercare and long term nutritional follow up, we offer you a lengthy consultation backed by years of experience. Our initial consultation is free, and our packages are the cheapest in the UK. We understand the frustrations of individuals who have struggled with weight gain all their lives and tried every diet, exercise regimen and medications to lose weight.

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Patient reviews

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Anonymous, UK
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There were no issues or complications when I got home

4 50 Bariatric Surgery Consultation

A while ago I had bariatric surgery at this clinic. I chose them mainly because I could afford to have the procedure done here. I didn’t get a discount or anything, but the price was reasonable. There were no extra costs after I made my appointment.

When I got there, I thought the hospital could be more organized. I wasn’t sure where to find the clinic, and they didn’t have any signs to direct me. Everything was in a foreign language. Once I located the clinic, I was okay. My bariatric surgery went well, but there was no real customer service after I checked out of the clinic. No one contacted me after the surgery. They only gave me the contact number of a person I could go to for the follow-ups, but this doctor has left the UK now. I healed fine, though. There were no issues or complications when I got home.

Andriana Robson, UK
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I've lost a considerable amount of weight and I'm feeling more confident each day

4.5 50 Gastric Band

I have struggled with my weight for years now, causing myself to lack confidence and self worth. I have tried many diets and set myself rules, the last one being, I could only have chocolate when I walked home, what I hadn't eaten by half way had to go in the bin, I just found myself walking much slower :-) I then contacted Mr Hamouda regarding a gastric band procedure, he was extremely attentive to accuracy and detail, with a calming aura. It is just over a year now since I had my band fitted, I have lost a considerable amount of weight. I am feeling more confident each day. The after care Mr Hamouda provided was regular follow appointment with his full support. His professionalism is appreciated. Thank you.. A Robson.

Treated by: Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Eleni Gkolfinou, UK
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They were very descriptive, kind and helpful

5 50 Gastric Sleeve • Paid: £9000

I decided to have the gastric sleeve option after consulting with Dr. Hamouda. I have tried lots of diets and I was losing the first couple of stones but I did not have the stamina to continue as the excess weight I was carrying was quite a lot. I was constantly hungry. It affected my personal life as well as my professional. It wasn't an easy decision but going through now was the best decision.

I couldn't ask for better staff and clinic. I chose the Nuffield hospital. Dr. Hamouda was excellent. He discussed my issues, the surgery, and life after the operation. He gave me the tools to lose weight and be healthy and happy. He also told me it was down to me to look after this tool and use it. His words, not mine! Excellent Doctor!!

The nursing staff, as well as the stuff during the operation, were excellent. Always felt comfortable and were very friendly. On a weight surgery, you think that everybody is judging you and they think you taking the easy option to go though the operation, that's wasn't how they made me feel. They were very descript, kind and helpful.

Treated by: Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Thank you for your kind words

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Nicky Knowles, UK
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He is realistic, honest and thorough

5 50 Gastric Band • Paid: £6300

Gastric Band (18/07/17) with Dr. Ahmed Hamouda - amazing surgeon - wounds are so small and neat and in very little pain. Throughout the whole process, I have been happy with Dr. Hamouda. He is realistic, honest and thorough. His team are also amazing and cannot thank his anesthetist enough for putting me at ease before the surgery.

It is early days but I am so positive and really pleased with my choice of surgeon. I am a happy customer.

Very good! I felt very informed and the teams worked well. The nurses are also great. It does need a bit of money spent on the building as it is slightly oudated.

Treated by: Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Thank you for your feedback

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Sarah Howard, UK
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Overall I feel I have made the right choice and happy with service

5 50 Gastric Band

I was thinking of having a gastric band and did my research and was very happy to say I picked the right hospital. I had my initial appointment with my consultant and he was very fair, he did not push me into this and gave me time to make the decision myself and also advised I speak to my GP too. I was given all the pro's and con's and a lot more too. There were different plans to choose from and I found the 2 year plan was the best for me with all the follow ups. The only negative I have is that the dietitian only gives appointments during the day and as I work full time I have only been able to see her once the consultant does evening appointments which is extremely helpful.

On the plan 2 year plan I went to the Nuffield Hospital in Tunbridge Wells, the hospital is extremely professional and the staff there are very helpful and friendly, I couldn't ask for more. The hospital is clean bright with a very welcoming feel to it. I go back for my out patient appointments and still feel the same as the first visit. The consultants secretary is accessible and always willing to change appointments if necessary. Overall I feel I have made the right choice and happy with service.

Rachael Long, UK
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I would definitely recommend.

5 50 Gastric Band • Paid: £5

I had gastric band surgery on 14th January 2017 under Mr Hamouda. My BMI was 34 and I was tired of yo yo dieting and wanted a tool to help me not only lose weight but to stabilise my weight in the long term. I am really pleased with the results, 19lbs loss so far after only 4 weeks. Definitely feel I made the right decision.

Mr Hamouda and his team at Benenden Hospital have been fantastic. He is so friendly and explained the whole process really clearly. The surgery was straight forward and I had no complications post operatively. The facilities at Benenden were fantastic and the nursing staff were great. I would definitely recommend this team to anyone thinking of having the surgery. The price was very reasonable and incorporates a year of follow ups and regular access to a dietitian for support.

Treated by: Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Thank you for the feedback Rachael.

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Saffire Stroud, UK
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Almost a year since my surgery and I weigh just 83kg

5 50 Gastric Sleeve

After struggling with my weight for many years I got to 137kgs before i decided enough was enough and something needed to be done. I opted for a gastric sleeve with the help of Mr Hamouda. It is by far an easy option and it is a tough journey to go through but well worth it. Almost a year since my surgery and I weigh just 83kg. I feel like i have my life back.

Mr Hamouda and his team have been absolutely amazing. I couldn't recommend them more! The Nuffield Hospital was clean, modern, and comfortable with attentive staff. I felt like royalty! Mr Hamouda himself has been a complete star and walked through this journey with me and has always been available when I have needed him. After seeing him yesterday for my last appointment I was quite sad, as he has changed my life for the better in a way I couldn't even begin to describe! He will always be a great surgeon in my eyes and a wonderful person :-)

Treated by: Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Thanks for your feedback Saffire. It has been a pleasure to accompany you on this journey.

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Hazel Paddy, UK
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I would recommend WLS to anyone that needs any help or assistance with bariatric issues

5 50 Bariatric Surgery Consultation • Paid: £100

I had my band surgery in Belgium 10 years ago. There are not many consultants that are willing to complete my fills because of the foreign element until I found Weight Loss Surgery Kent.

Every time I have had any contact with WLS, be it phone or e-mail the response has been quick, appointments are good and a good selection of locations to choose from. My last fill did not go as planned, due to medication I was on, but the reason why it was unwise to have a fill was explained in full and whilst disappointed I came away fully understanding that it was in my best interest to leave well alone. I would recommend WLS to anyone that needs any help or assistance with bariatric issues.

Thank you for your feedback. We were unable to fill your band on the last visit due to clinical reasons and therefore a full refund of £100 has been actioned. We look forward to seeing you once all has been sorted. Best wishes.

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Bishnu Sapkota, UK
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The clinic was clean, friendly and modern

5 50 Gastric Band • Paid: £4500

I had a gastric band fitted, my BMI was 33 and I was pre diabetic and despite dieting was gaining weight . The procedure was explained to me and I was given time to think about it and told what life would be like afterwards. A year later I have lost 13kg and have a BMI of 26. The weight loss was done slowly and safely and my blood sugar is now normal. Thank you so much !

I have had a great experience, the clinics were not in London but this was reflected in the price and only 1/2 an hour to get there. The clinic was clean, friendly and modern.

Susan Rush, UK
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I am very pleased with the outcome

5 50 Gastric Sleeve • Paid: £8900

I was turned down by NHS for weight loss surgery, I decided to go private as I wanted to improve my health before it was too late. I went to Nuffield at Tunbridge Wells on a date compatible to me and my surgeon Mr Hamouda. We had discussed which operation would be best for me and had decided on a gastric sleeve. The operation went well and my follow up appointments have been held at a hospital closer to home i.e. KIMS at Maidstone. I am very pleased with the outcome, it was worth every penny and my health has improved incredibly already after 4 months.

The clinic has a very welcoming atmosphere, the waiting area is comfortable and refreshments are available. I don't have to wait very long for my appointment and Mr Hamouda is very easy to talk to and nothing is too much trouble for him.

Treated by: Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Many thanks

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Karen, UK
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They fitted everything around me and what I needed and wanted

5 50 Bariatric Surgery Consultation, Gastric Sleeve • Paid: £9000

I had bariaric surgery under the direcection of Mr Hamouda and his team.
I can honestly say that anyone wishing to have this proceedure will not get better treatment or support than I have experienced from this team of experts. They fitted everything around me and what I needed and wanted. From the first consultation, through the surgical process and aftercare, everything was about me! the results have been fantastic and I cannot thank Mr Hamouda, Diane, Jen or the surgical team enough.

The hospital where I had my surgery had some issues during my stay, but these have been resolved and had no bearing on the work that Mr Hamouda and his team did for me.
From my day of arrival, I saw Mr Hamouda daily, until I checked out. I can honestly say that he and his surgical team were second to none, and I have had a lot of surgeries over the years.! Again thank you from a very happy customer.

Many thanks for your feedback

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Georgina, UK
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Can still eat small portions of food

5 50 Gastric Sleeve • Paid: £8500

I originally wanted to get a gastric band but after discussion with my surgeon, we opted for the sleeve, after I learnt more about them both. I lost a lot of weight on my pre op diet as the operation kept me going. The operation went well and the private hospitals are all lovely. 9 months later I still see my surgeon every 3 months and have lost 45 kg. I can eat Small portions of food now and more of less anything I want. I want to loss another 8-10kg but I am currently a size 14 and very happy. I have 4 small scars left, all less than inch in size. I'm very happy with my decision to get the sleeve, my surgeon was excellent and I am very pleased with my progress.

The clinic I attend is very good, could not fault them. It is a lovely new building. I am never kept waiting , there is always parking and nice staff. My emails are always responded to quickly. Cannot fault my experience.

Thank you for your feedback.

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
Kira, UK
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Love the way I am starting to look

5 50 Gastric Sleeve • Paid: £8700

I had a gastric sleeve done in June 2015. I am down 4st to now (oct 2015) decided to go for a sleeve as the band was not suitable with the amount of travelling we do. Have not regretted it one bit love the way I am starting to look. I have told friends who are thinking about it to go for it best decision I ever made.

Went to the Nuffield in tonbridge wells . The staff from when you walk in on your first visit to when you leave after surgery were friendly and very helpful. Tea, coffee is all on offer in the lobby and waiting rooms.

Treated by: Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Thank you for the confidence you placed in the team.

Mr Ahmed Hamouda
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  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • RCSEng - Royal College of Surgeons of England (UK) 
  • MDU - Medical Defence Union (UK) 
  • MPS - Medical Protection Society (UK) 


Bariatric Surgery


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Bariatric Surgery

from £100

Bariatric Surgery Consultation (30 mins)

Initial consultation with surgeon. Consultation fee deductible from total package price if you wish to proceed.

from £3950

Gastric Balloon

Occupies space in your stomach to restrict your food intake. Must be taken after 6 months.

from £4999

Gastric Band

Restricts food intake by creating hour-glass effect. Flexible and reversible.

from £9450

Gastric Bypass

Restricts food intake and diverts it to decrease absorption. Most effective and permanent.

from £7999

Gastric Sleeve

Restricts food intake by removing approx 80% of stomach capacity. Effective and permanent.

£3500 - £10000

Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery - Kent - Mr Ahmed Hamouda

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Mr Ahmed Hamouda - Principal Surgeon at Weight Loss Surgery - Kent

Mr Ahmed Hamouda

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  Principal Surgeon

Upper GI Surgeon with a specialist interest in weight loss surgery. Years of training and experience, with excellent feedback from his patients, assure you of a high quality service. 

MB.BCh., MS, FRCS, MD, FRCS (G. Surg)

Mrs Diane Devito - Practice Manager at Weight Loss Surgery - Kent

Diane Devito

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  Practice Manager
 Cora Weekes - Dietician at Weight Loss Surgery - Kent

Cora Weekes

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Nasreen Young


Bariatric Theatre Manager

Jennifer Low-Dietician -  at Weight Loss Surgery - Kent

Jennifer Low


Bariatric Dietician

Lesley Mercer


Bariatric Ward Sister

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Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery, Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5FTUK