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Auralia Medical Group has implemented all recommended protocols as issued from the HSE and the National Public Health Emergency Team and WHO in relation to Covid 19, and adhere to them strictly.
We are constantly monitoring additional protocol elements and reacting accordingly.
Auralia does not accept walk-in patients, and all Patients that do attend must comply with the HSE Covid 19 precautions.
The safety and well-being of our Patients, Team members and their families are our key priority at this time.
It is important to understand that Auralia, unlike all Public and many other Private hospitals is a private hospital specialising exclusively in elective cosmetic/plastic surgery and weight loss surgery. All our medical teams are exclusive to Auralia.
We are a fully equipped Internationaly accredited surgical unit, where there is no opportunity for an unannounced walk-in by any unvetted sick patient.
At Auralia, we operate fully accredited HEPA air filters throughout, we have upgraded our disinfectant protocols, PPE and Structural protection in response to the current outbreak, and extensive hand sanitation and protective equipment, when needed is available on site.
All Patients are invited to avail of hand sanitisers located throughout the Hospital/Clinics and at the entrances, while our aim is to create a safe environment for both Patients and Staff.
We have implemented best practice standards for Cosmetic/Plastic and Bariatric hygiene, and we currently vet all Patients prior to attending the hospital/clinics to further enhance measures to prevent the spread of the Virus.
All Patients are temperature tested, surgical Patients are tested for Covid 19 on arrival, and Staff are tested weekly.
Our Occupational Health Advisor regularly checks on all members of staff and providing and updating our Medical Director and Clinical Governance Committee on best practice advice ongoing.
We are engaged with the relevant authorities for guidance on best practice as we continuously monitor the situation on a daily basis, and update our communication channels to any change in approach as the situation develops.
Our key objective is to provide a safe and controlled environment for our Patients and Staff and continue to minimise the spread of Covid 19.
It was the best decision I made. I’m 1.5 months after a tummy tuck. The results are amazing. Huge Thank you to Dr Salman and Dr Ahmad and all staff.
Both my sister and I got work done here and I must say They are brilliant! All the staff from when you enter with the first consultation to the last consultation. Anyone looking for work and is nervous I was the same, I have done a lot of research for a few years and I’m delighted I chose them! I got liposuction will be going back for a tummy tuck also.
Wonderful experience, I am delighted with my results! Dr Salman and the team are very professional, kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend, it was one of the best things I have done.
Treated by: Dr Ahmed Salman MB. BCH. BAO. BMEDSC. COSMETIC SURGEON
If you’re one of the growing number of people who find it difficult to control their weight through dieting alone, it may be time to consider an alternative.
Gastric bands reduce the maximum capacity of the stomach to help people lose weight easier.
In this blog, we’re going to go through everything you need to know about gastric band surgery in Ireland so you can make the decision whether gastric band surgery is right for you.
Gastric band procedures use keyhole surgery (also known as laparoscopic surgery) to place soft silicone rings around the top part of the stomach.
This creates a two-compartment stomach with the part above the band being much, much smaller. If you eat enough food to fill the top compartment of your stomach you’ll get full quicker, and ultimately eat less food.
Over time, after the meal has started to digest, the food will pass through the small opening between the sections and into the remainder of the stomach to continue the proper digestion cycle.
Not at all. Many people are more concerned with the band adjustments rather than the original band surgery itself.
Band adjustments might be a bit uncomfortable but it only consists of a small scratch of the skin with a needle to be able to push on the access port. It only takes a few minutes and you won’t even need an anaesthetic.
This all depends on your own weight loss journey.
For example, if you’ve been losing a couple of pounds each week, have no symptoms and feel good then your band is fine, however if your weight loss is slow then you might need an adjustment to add more restriction.
It really depends on each patient. Some might need only one adjustment in the first 12 months, when others could need five or six.
It’s often thought that if a band is helping you lose weight gradually then tightening it will help give you quicker, more promising results.
This isn’t true.
Over-adjusting the band can be very dangerous and can increase the chance of slippage and other complications.
If you have a BMI score of 30-35 or over then surgery might help you achieve your long-term weight loss goal. Gastric bands also help people who suffer from medical conditions that are associated with obesity. For example, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
When used alongside a healthy diet and active lifestyle a gastric band will help patients improve their health and well-being and help them lose weight in the long run.
Everybody is different when it comes to weight loss – both with and without a gastric band. Some patients can lose 5-6 stone in the first year of having a gastric band, while other patients lose up to 10 stone in their first year.
Your weight loss will differ depending on what types of food you are eating and whether you’re doing any exercise along with your gastric band usage.
Aftercare is incredibly important for any procedure. It is a crucial part of recovering from a gastric band procedure, as it helps you to correctly heal and achieve your end-goal for weight loss. The success you have with your weight loss will all depend on how you look after yourself in the weeks following your surgery.
By putting the effort in and taking care of your body you’ll be able to recover a lot faster. Look after yourself and follow your nutritional and exercise programs carefully.
Aftercare plans are usually tailored to each individual patient in order to give them the best possible results. Ask your surgeon about their after-care procedures to get more information on your specific aftercare program.
Yes you’ll probably have pain in two main areas.
This pain will usually settle after a few days or so. Most patients do not have any severe pain and whatever discomfort they do have is easily solved with some light painkillers.
Try not to drive until 2-3 days post surgery.
This depends on how active your job is. If no heavy lifting is involved, many patients can return to work in just a couple of days or so.
Physical activity is an important factor to achieve your weight loss goals so be sure to follow all the advice and information about physical activity that your surgeon prescribes you.
If you’re interested in getting gastric band surgery in Ireland, we can help.
Here at Auralia our gastric band specialists can provide you with the care you need to help you reach your weight loss goal.