"Gastric band surgery, with great care from my GPs but very little after care"

About: Royal Hallamshire Hospital / Gastroenterology Sheffield PCT

(as the patient),

I've had many surgeries in the past few years , and thanks to the great care provided by my local gp's I'm now back to work and feeling full of life again.

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and after a few years opted to have a gastric bypass to better my health in general ( I have to say the after care for me was terrible, i've only seen a dietician once since surgery and that only happened because of my diabetes nurses, i've never had a follow up with the surgeon ). Sadly it came to light after I had surgery that it was in fact type 1 diabetes I had , I ended up feeling quite ill , its very hard to control my diabetes now as i cant take too much food and if I hypo I cant take on too much sugar or I get dumping syndrome which isn't very nice at all. but the outcome in general for me is looking much brighter - i'm 8 stone lighter if not a lil more and also coping with what comes along on a day to day basis.

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Response from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time and effort to give your feedback.

We are extremely sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the after care following your gastric bypass, and we would like to look into your concerns further.

Please contact our Patient Services Team on 0114 271 2400 in order for us to obtain more details from you and investigate your concerns.