Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.


St Richard’s Hospital’s bariatric service provides specialist surgical weight loss treatment for obese patients.

The consultants who undertake private bariatric surgery at the hospital are part of the UK’s leading weight loss surgery and metabolic surgery specialist team, Streamline Surgical.

Bariatric services available at St Richard’s Hospital include

  • gastric band surgery, which reduces the available space in the stomach,
  • sleeve gastrectomy, which removes a portion of the stomach, and
  • gastric bypass surgery, which re-routes the small intestine.

These are all surgeries proven to result in weight loss for obese patients. Our consultant team has a combined experience of more than 15 years in performing them.

We established the bariatric centre in 2006 and patients travel from all over the country to benefit from the specialist care of the hospital’s skilled staff.

The hospital’s dedicated unit is staffed by nurses who provide specialist care for obese patients. It is fully equipped to ensure that a patient’s stay is as safe and comfortable as possible.

Patients are offered the additional reassurance of the on-site intensive care and high dependency units, which are able to provide specialised care for post-operative bariatric patients who may need additional post-operative support.

Contact details

Regional Specialist Bariatric Centre St Richard’s Hospital
Spitalfield Lane
West Sussex
PO19 6SE

01243 831655

Guy Slater

Guy has been a consultant surgeon since 2004, specialising in laparoscopic gastro-intestinal surgery and weight loss surgery.

Guy specialises in laparoscopic upper gastro-intestinal surgery including gallbladder surgery, anti-reflux surgery and hernia surgery.

Chris Pring

Chris Pring has been a consultant surgeon since 2008.

He has been performing bariatric surgery since 2004, undertaking laparoscopic gastric band, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, revisional bariatric surgery and placement of the intragastric balloon.


Our Consultants work collaboratively with the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) to provide information about themselves & their practice that will be insightful for patients and the choices they have. Please go to www.phin.org.uk.

PHIN is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that exists to support patient choice and to provide data that helps drive improvement across private healthcare.

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