Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy
The sleeve is the worlds fastest growing weight loss procedure and is also the most popular. To access the stomach is a simple concept via key-hold surgery creating a small incision along the length of the stomach whereby 80% is removed. Post-surgery the food will enter and leave the stomach in the same way but consume smaller amounts.
Am I eligible?
As-long-as you have a minimum Body Max Index of more than 35.
Will I lose weight?
It reduces the capacity of food in the stomach and changes the balance of hormones and proteins in the stomach. The change in gut hormones to GLP1 change and suppress appetite to lose weight.
What does the surgery involve?
The procedure usually takes just less than an hour and performed via Laparoscopy making 4-5 small abdominal incisions. The recovery period is usually 2 hospital stays.
How much weight can one expect to lose?
Studies show an average weight loss of 60/70% over a 2-year period. One of the main achievements is that the weight loss is quick while the procedure is reducing your appetite. Obviously to achieve optimum weight loss its crucial to make positive changes to your diet and exercise so that you can maximise your weight loss.