The Obesity Clinic is a new two-part observational documentary, with exclusive access, which goes inside Ireland's first public weight management clinic in St Columcille's Hospital, Dublin. Filmed over ten months, eight individuals honestly share the truth about their struggle to lose weight. Over the course of two episodes we hear from those who undergo gastric bypass surgery and those who hope to lose weight without surgical intervention.
During the documentaries we meet characters such as Sven who is admitted full time into hospital as his weight reaches forty-six stone. As Christmas approaches Sven faces into a long road of weight loss, under medical supervision, that he hopes will lead to him having gastric bypass surgery and turning his life around.
Obesity Clinic looks at how as a society we have put on weight over the last thirty years and how now is the time to tackle this issue as a group and individually. Prof Donal O'Shea, founder of the weight management clinic, says 'I am sick of hearing about the problem being a ticking time bomb. The bomb has exploded and we are working at the bomb site'.
For those who have battled with obesity and failed the Weight Management Clinic offers a last chance.
Episodes : 2
Runtime : 60 mins
Definition : HD
Production Company: An RTÉ Cork Production
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