I had a gastric band done by Prof. Senapati at the Alexandra Hospital in Manchester.
What can I say excellent service, excellent follow-up and the band is doing what it's meant to do. Weight loss is not instant it is slow and steady. Finding out what food suits, what doesn't is a learning curve only and that is very individual. Dietician and other nurses were extremely helpful.
Had a 3ml refill if you don't like needles don't watch. But it didn't hurt just like a blood test.
If you're going to choose a clinic, this one I would recommend.
The clinic was brilliant, made appointments to suit my needs as I live 2hours away. Everyone is very polite and courteous. No hidden costs