Our Clinic

Our weight clinic is part of the O.L.V. Van Lourdes Hospital in Waregem, Belgium. In our clinic we provide a multidisciplinary weight loss program, helping people managing their weight in a healthy manner. We offer non-surgical treatments as well as surgical interventions to lose weight. For more detailed information about our services you can visit our international website: www.weightclinic.be

Weight management 

Weight management programs usually focus on achieving a healthy diet, getting enough exercise and establishing behaviour changes. In our clinic patients are seen by a multidisciplinary team of experts in obesity care to analyse their comorbidity resulting in a personalised weight management plan. 

Weight loss interventions

At our clinic we preform a number of surgical interventions for weight loss: 

The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a relatively new procedure. During this low risk, minimal invasive procedure the size of your stomach is reduced using an endoscopic suturing device without the need for classical surgery. Thus, this intervention does not leave any scars.The endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty may be an option if you're  overweight, with a body mass index of 30kg/m2 or more, while diet and exercise haven't worked for you. Below you can watch a short movie about the ESG.

Sleeve gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive operation that results in a tubular stomach with a volume reduction of approximately 70-80%. A sleeve gastrectomy results in a weight loss of 60-80% of excess body weight in 12 to 18 months.

Gastric bypass

Gastric bypass

A gastric bypass is restrictive procedure that in addition results in moderate malabsorption. This procedure is the most preformed obesity operation in Belgium and results in 70-90% of excessive weight loss in most patients. 

International service

Different international institutions offer a wide range of prices for bariatric procedures. In Belgium most bariatric procedures are reasonable priced, making a visit to our clinic potentially interesting. For patients from other countries we aim to arrange all necessary investigations during one visit. Therefor it is useful to contact us in advance for an appointment by sending an emailing to the following address:   ocw@ziekenhuiswaregem.be 

For more information please visit: www.weightclinic.be