Weight Loss Success Stories

Choosing to have a life changing weight loss procedure is an important decision and we are proud to have changed the lives of so many. Read the stories below of just a few in their own words or read their reviews of their New Leaf experience.

After their procedure, people see improvements in their physical health but also experience benefits they weren’t expecting – such as improved vitality, inner confidence and even greater happiness in their personal lives.

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Client Testimonials

All testimonials are provided via What Clinic or privately e-mailed testimonials. They are re-produced exactly as the client provided them.

“Would I do it again, you betcha!”

“I cannot speak highly enough of the experience. From 1st contact they are caring and professional. Amanda Duggan takes time to discuss and ensure that you are fully aware of the procedures and nothing is hidden from anyone on the support group. No question is too silly and the support before, during and after is just incredible. Dr Hruby is a wonderful surgeon and will discuss things fully with you. The nurses are amazing and the language barrier was no hurdle. They ensure you are fit for surgery by doing tests.

Treatment Received : Gastric Plication


“An amazing experience”

“I found New Leaf online and approached them straight away and within 2 days my mind was made up to go with this company. From the minute I spoke to them, they made me feel so welcome and at ease. 3 weeks later I was having my gastric sleeve and all I can say is what an amazing experience I had from start to finish. Every bit of my experience was easy and I never worried once as I knew I was in very good hands. The care from the nurses, and the amazing Dr Hruby was something I have never experienced before. They were beyond caring and professional. The hospital was so clean at all times and whenever you needed anything at all, the nurses were there at your beck and call. I would recommend New Leaf and the lovely and caring Amanda Duggan to anyone who wanted weight loss surgery. Thank you Amanda for making me happy.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve


Louise, Hertfordshire

“No regrets”

“New Leaf organised my gastric sleeve in the Czech Republic in January. New Leaf liaise with the hospital and the surgeon to ensure that all the arrangements go according to plan re dates, type of surgery, eligibility, care and transport within the Czech Republic. I never felt like I was under any pressure or being persuaded towards the surgery. There is a very active Facebook Group of former and prospective patients who were able to answer all my questions and reassure me about the standard of care. The surgeon is very experienced and New Leaf provide statistics for all the procedures and success rates and complications. The hospital was clean and staff were very attentive, with several days recovery time in their care. It was very comforting that there were several other English-speaking New Leaf patients there at the same time. New Leaf kept in contact before, during and after and have continued to respond to any follow up queries. Prices are fantastic. I have no regrets about using this surgeon and New Leaf and I continue to use the Facebook Group for support and advice.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve


Branja UK

“I would recommend this company to anyone”

“This hospital,the treatment staff and admin staff outdid any expectations that I had. From the outset of my original enquiry to my post op advice it’s been amazing. I have fibromyalgia and had researched a gastric sleeve as a possible aid. Many clinics were helpful in their responses but new leaf were instantly friendly full of information and quick to respond to any questions I had. I instantly felt safe and secure and supported in my choice. Dr Hruby is a warm gentle and very professional surgeon and instantly puts you at ease. The girls on admin are there with you every step of the way and it becomes that your part of a family not a business. The nurses were so helpful and can’t do enough for you and they keep you and your travelling partner very comfortable. The hospital is so clean it puts our local ones to shame and the whole process is like a well oiled machine. I have recommended this to everyone I can and will be returning myself for more surgery once my weight has gone.”

Treatment Received : Gastric sleeve



“I would not hesitate in recommending New Leaf”

“I have had a major issue with my weight for all of my life. I spent months researching the options available in the uk and overseas. The entire experience with New Leaf from initial contact to the procedure and now nearly 10 months post op has been first class. The quality of care by the medics and support team in the hospital was exceptional. I would not hesitate in recommending New Leaf, one of the aspects that sets them apart is the genuine client first approach, I asked lots of questions and nothing went unanswered. I never felt under any pressure unlike some other service providers I had been in contact with prior to New Leaf. The ability to share experiences with the New Leaf community has also been a great help since my op. I am not some one who is easily impressed however I have been and continue to impressed by the service and ongoing support by the team at New leaf. And regular thank my lucky stars that I went ahead with my sleeve. I am now 9 months post op and 7 1/2 stone down from my pre op weight. My life has changed enormously for the better and New Leaf and Dr H have made an awful lot of this possible.”

Treatment Received : Gastric sleeve


“I can honestly say that the surgery was the best money I’ve ever spent”

“First class care, lost 70lbs in 8 months with Gastric Plication surgery (wrap). Dr Hruby was very personable and professional and answered my questions indepth and honestly. I couldn’t recommend New Leaf anymore. From the Healthcare down to the amazing aftercare support, I can honestly say that the surgery was the best money I’ve ever spent.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Plication

Paul, Spain

“New Leaf and Dr Hruby are top class!”

“The staff at New Leaf were very informative and reassuring from the start (and still continues to be supportive). My surgery went perfectly. The hospital in Turnov was clean and organised and I felt in very safe hands. I had zero nerves. The nurses were fabulous and Dr Hruby puts UK surgeons to shame!!! I have no regrets and would do it all again in a heartbeat! The price was very reasonable and I was treated so well and felt welcomed. Everything from start to finish was amazingly organised and I can’t fault anything about my surgery. More so as I am planning to go back again for abdominoplasty and have no worries. New Leaf and Dr Hruby are top class!”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Michelle, UK

“A great experience”

“I had a great experience with New Leaf and Dr Hruby in the Czech Republic. Points for the price plus the length of stay at the hospital which beats being chucked out after 1-2 nights in the UK for over twice the price.

The hospital is clean, nurses are great and Dr H was excellent. He speaks very good English and is very calm.

I had a gastric sleeve on 8th April (11 weeks tomorrow) and lost nearly 2 stone, with pre-op diet nearly 3. I can eat most things, just not huge amounts, so I still have a social life etc. No regrets.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Kristy, UK

“Excellent, friendly, helpful”

“Excellent, friendly, helpful, no sales pressure, clean no-frills hospital with full 7 night stay. Felt safe, cared-for and in expert hands. Dr Hruby is very approachable, and down to earth. He explains exactly what to expect with the surgery, and what we as patients need to do to help ourselves. I would recommend him without hesitation, and have returned for post-op skin removal as well.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve


 “Would definitely recommend”

“Becky and New Leaf Weight Loss Surgery are fantastic. I would definitely recommend using their services to arrange your bariatric surgery abroad at a fraction of the cost of UK clinics. The hospital is spotlessly clean, the nursing team are fantastic attending to all your patient needs and the surgeon is amazing. Dr Hruby has a wonderful bedside manner, speaks good English and will answer your questions putting you at ease with the procedure. There is an online group with support on-hand from previous patients with a vast knowledge and experience of pre/post-op surgery, aftercare and beyond. My sleeve operation was performed in December 2013, so far I have lost 3st9lbs. I have no hesitation in recommending Becky and New Leaf – they have helped me turn my life around. Thank you”

Treatment Received : VSG Sleeve


“Highly recommend”

“I went for a wrap in December 2013. I chose this after reading about others’ experiences and reading all the literature provided. I have no complaints, I am delighted with the outcome of my surgery. I am able to control my eating with the ongoing support of the online community and making steady progress in my weight reduction journey. I found the clinic clean, the nurses friendly, the procedures explained well and carried out efficiently. I felt secure and confident. The food was mostly not to my liking but that was not really an issue as mainly taking fluids. The transport to and from Prague was comfortable and reliable. I would highly recommend the clinic for anyone travelling from the UK, the standard of care is equal to or better than at home.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Plication


“Excellent treatment”

“Excellent treatment, collected at airport, settled well in the hospital, lovely clean room (en suite). All tests completed the next day, very thorough, supportive and bags of empathy and respect in equal measures!

Operation went perfectly, nursing staff can’t do enough for you, very strict hygiene procedures was amazingly reassuring!

Recovery excellent after the sleeve operation, great to fully recover there, made me feel fully fully recovered in my own time. Excellent, definitely recommend to others. l would go again tomorrow!”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Gillian, UK

“Fantastic hospital, fantastic surgeon”

“I used Newleaf to arrange my gastric sleeve in turnov the Czech Republic The owner of the business let me decide when I wanted the surgery, and I was part of the facebook page for many months and was never pestered to make a decision, I got plenty of help and watched other people go for surgery, I followed their progress. Then when I decided I wanted the gastric sleeve, Becky was fantastic. The operation was in Nov and I have lost 4 stone in weight. Fantastic hospital, fantastic surgeon. And spotless hospital. Nurses were great nothing to much trouble. I would recommend Newleaf you are the one who is in charge of when you want your surgery, Becky will contact the doc and send your info off and then if accepted it’s up to you no pushy sales tactics like some company’s. Great service thanks Newleaf .”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Oakandali, UK

“I was extremely happy with my treatment”

“I used New Leaf Clinic and client coordinator Becky Lee to arrange VSG – Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery in the Czech Republic with Dr Martin Hruby. As a referring agency Becky at New Leaf offers an excellent service, with complete transparency about the surgeon record and the hospital in the Turnov, Czech Republic. All monies are paid directly to the hospital, and the majority can be paid on the day of surgery, so there is no possibility of the agent going out of business and you losing your hard earned cash. As you are having surgery in another country you might be worried about the lack of formal arrangements for aftercare, however, with the gastric plication (wrap) and VSG (sleeve) procedures, there is very little requirement for medical aftercare. New Leaf also have a very active online patient support forum, where honest opinions can be sought prior to surgery and great support provided after surgery with respect to diet regime. Dr Hruby is also happy to receive and answer emails from his former patient, giving advice, even though there is no contact to provide continuing care.

I was extremely happy with my treatment, both the surgery and the nursing care and the procedure has been very successful for my weight loss.


Alison, UK

“Changed my life dramatically”

“I have had a gastric sleeve done not only for weight but also to help my fibromyalgia. From the moment I got in contact with the clinic till today I have not had anything less than perfect treatment. My op went so smoothly and so far has changed my life dramatically for the better. I will forever be grateful to Dr Hruby and his team.

 My experience was so organised and friendly I felt totally relaxed. My boyfriend and myself were informed about every step and were so well looked after. We were greeted with smiles warm genuine people and a very professional service.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

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“They are fantastic”

“When I I found a web site for this Hospital, I was forwarded to the site ‘New Leaf Weight Loss Surgery Ltd” and boy am I glad. The clear, easy to find AND understand information is there to find, either in the facts and info sheets or with the wonderful ladies that run ‘New Leaf’ who are always happy to answer silly, confusing, boring questions.

As for the surgery itself, the Hospital was clean and tidy with all the modern facilities you would expect, staff extremely friendly and very professional. The private room we (my Mum and I) had was lovely, everything we needed was in there, en suite, kettle, microwave, small fridge, easy/comfy armchairs, dining table.

Dr Hruby was so lovely, he explained everything in easy terms and was happy to answer all questions.
The operation was (as far as I am concerned) a complete success, the mild discomfort I felt was quickly alleviated by the nursing staff. The care I received was beyond brilliant and I can not recommend this group highly enough, they are fantastic.
If anyone I know was thinking of having bariatric, I would not hesitate in advising them to use this site.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Zara UK

“Definitely recommend”

“My experience with New Leaf was fantastic from start to finish. I did not need to worry about anything as was treated with the utmost care. The service and hospital stay is second to none. I would definitely recommend”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve



“Everybody is phenomenal. The staff so friendly and effective, you will feel well taken care of and you are! No hidden costs, the price is all inclusive. I would recommend anyone to try Dr. Hurby, you will be humbled and pleased.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Ellen, UK

“I would recommend New Leaf and Dr Hruby”

“The service I received from New Leaf and Dr Huby was fantastic. I flew alone and was collected from the airport to be transferred to the hospital. The hospital is clean and the staff are wonderful, the procedure had been explained in great detail by New Leaf (who made it very clear they were at the end of the phone for me 24/7 even if it was just to discuss nerves !) The care I received in the hospital was fantastic, I met with Dr Huby before my op who’s English is perfect he once again explained the Op and asked if I had any questions. All my pre op tests were explained, the nursing staff were very kind and understanding. Pain relief was given every four hours. The 24 hrs following my Op were the most uncomfortable for me as I felt very sick, I was given anti sickness meds and helped with personal care. I can honestly say the whole experience from start to finish was better than any medical care I have received in the UK. I would recommend New Leaf and Dr Hruby to anyone wishing to have weight loss surgery, you are in safe hands all the way, New Leaf have also been great with aftercare and have always been at the end of the phone to offer support and answer any questions in have had.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Natasha UK

“Dr Hruby was wonderful”

“I stumbled across New leaf and I am so glad I did. Becky was great and I was able to make an informed decision on my surgery after being added to the private support group on Facebook. My whole experience was positive. Dr Hruby was wonderful and I felt that I was in safe hands. The hospital was so clean and the nurses friendly. I was very impressed with the cost of my gastric sleeve surgery and have no regrets. Would do it all again tomorrow.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Natasha UK

“Exceptional service”

“I cannot praise the care I was and am receiving, or the wonderful team highly enough. From beginning until now I have felt confident and supported. I was given the price and that is what I paid. The service is exceptional with health being top of these peoples agenda.”

Treatment Received : gastric sleeve


“1st class treatment”

“I contacted New Leaf about gastric surgery Becky was great she added me to the support group, I was never rushed into making my decision , I asked questions on the forum and made my decision to have the sleeve. Becky sent my medical details to Dr Hruby and I was accepted. The great thing was my Husband was able to come and stay with me in the hospital.

I had my gastric sleeve in Nov 2013. We arrived on Sunday and was picked up by the hospital transport and the lovely Milan he accompanied us up to the ward and into our room. The hospital was spotlessly clean, the ladies came everyday and did a thorough clean, the nurses were great very friendly and nothing was to much trouble, press the bell and they were there in less than a minute fantastic service. the Language barrier was not a problem used gestures and google translate.

Monday I was taken by the nurses for all the pre op tests. Dr Hruby came to tell me that the tests results were ok and I would have my operation on Tuesday around noon.

Dr Hruby sat with me and explained the procedure in great detail and what to expect post op. I was given the time to ask any questions and never felt rushed, Dr Hruby has a great bedside manner and made me feel at ease. He came every day to check on my progress and to take the drain out.
Before I returned home Dr Hruby came and sat with me and went over the post op rules he explained the liquid stage and the mush stage and the transition onto solid foods.

I had no problems at all after the operation and my recovery was quick.I have lost 4st 3lb in 24 weeks it has changed my life I can now run, walk miles and enjoy my grandkids
I must say my stay in Turnov was first class wonderful Dr great nurses. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Hruby and Becky from New leaf.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Marie, UK

“The care and professionalism is unrivalled”

“I had a Sleeve Gastrectomy with Dr Hruby in July 2013, and have just returned to have an Abdominoplasty, Brachioplasty and thighplasty. I would unhesitatingly return for any other procedures that I might need. The care and professionalism is unrivalled, the stay in the hospital for 7 days is reassuring, and the hospital is excellent..much better than being in a private clinic with few medical facilities, and then sent to a hotel after 2 nights.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve

Kirsty, UK

“I’m very happy with my choice”

“New Leaf organised my gastric sleeve in the Czech Republic in January 2014. All the information and arrangements were good. Patients book their own flights but New Leaf arrange the rest. The op took place in a general hospital with full nursing care and surgical facilities and a full weeks stay. The surgeon is very experienced and caring and speaks good English. New Leaf are very supportive without pushing you towards having surgery or choosing a particular procedure. The Facebook Group of prospective and post-op patients is a fantastic source of advice and information. I’m very happy with my choice.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve


“Could not have been happier with the outcome”

“I have been out to this clinic and had a gastric sleeve. Could not have been happier with the outcome.
The after support is amazing. I am able to stay in contact with my surgeon via email and he always replies personally with 24/48 hours. If not, I am able seek advice with UK base support with replies instantly or within an hour or so. Thank you for all your support. xxx”

Treatment Received : Gastric Sleeve


“Life changing results”

“I loved the treatment I got and the life changing results I was wanting. From the moment I booked the surgery till now 5 months post surgery, the support has been outstanding. Dr Hruby has never faltered in his professionalism and the support has never stopped from New Leaf, even post surgery. The price was the most reasonable that I have found everywhere. I went with my husband and child and the hospital was very accommodating for all of us.”

Treatment Received : Gastric Plication

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