A SPECIALIST centre for weight-loss surgery will be on national TV at 7pm tonight.

The team at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester were filmed for a special report on diabetes and stomach bypass operations.

A film crew from BBC One’s The One Show spoke to a patients before and after surgery and interviewed top surgeon Christopher Pring.

The show is exploring new NHS guidelines from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, which make surgery an option for overweight patients with Type 2 diabetes.

St Richard’s is the only accredited centre of excellence for bariatric metabolic surgery in the UK.

Mr Pring said: “Bariatric surgery is effective in offering sustained health improvement in the long term and improving life expectancy.

The bariatric service had 348 admissions in the year to March.