Gastric Sleeve

Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss surgery performed to reduce the stomach size and restrict the amount of food intake.

It is indicated for obese people with a BMI of 60 or more.

The procedure involves creating a sleeve-shaped stomach that is about the size of a banana and larger than the stomach pouch created by Roux-en-Y bypass. Sleeve gastrectomy is most commonly performed as the first procedure in a two-part treatment, with the second part of the treatment being gastric bypass.

Overview of Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Latest surgical treatment for carefully selected patients
  • No implantation of a foreign/medical device
  • About 70% to 80% of the stomach will be removed during the procedure
  • Loss of about 85% of excess body weight is reported
  • Procedure is irreversible, but it can be converted to a Gastric bypass
  • You may require long term vitamin and mineral supplementation
  • Associated with low perioperative risks, even in high-risk patients
  • No long term (beyond seven years) outcome data available/reported



Weight Loss Without Surgery

The introduction of bariatric surgery has revolutionized the treatment of obesity and its associated comorbidities. It is highly recommended when diet, exercise and medicines fail to bring about significant weight loss in the severely obese.

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