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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Gastric sleeve (Laparascopic) or Sleeve Gastrectomy is recognised as the gold standard of weight loss surgery. This is a keyhole procedure where a section of the stomach pouch is removed, significantly reducing the size of the stomach, and therefore giving the sensation of feeling comfortably full after eating a smaller amount of food, and also making you feel fuller for longer. The procedure generally results in no pain or discomfort whatsoever.

Research shows that a gastric sleeve consistently achieves greater weight loss than the gastric band and also has significant impacts on reduction of other obesity related medical conditions such as diabetes.  Patients that proceed with the gastric sleeve loose between 30-40% more weight than patients who undertake the gastric band surgery.

Life Weight Loss Centre’s medical director, Dr Durmush, has pioneered unique methods in the gastric sleeve. These techniques have allowed Dr Durmush to achieve significantly lower complication rates to leakage of .24% when the international acceptance leak rate is 2.6%. Dr Durmush teaches his technique to surgeons internationally.

 

Who is suited for a gastric sleeve?

Obese and morbidly obese people who may have difficulty maintaining stringent dietary restrictions in the long term. This procedure is suited to a wide range of people.

Advantages:

Recognised as the gold standard of weight loss surgery.

  • Typical weight loss is 60-80% on average which is about 30-40% greater than the gastric band. 
  • This procedure is called a ’set and forget’ procedure with no need for regular medical reviews and adjustments like the gastric band.
  • People may return to more fibrous solid foods over time such as steak, sausages and bread, which is not always possible with the gastric band.
  • The gastric sleeve does not cause any changes to food absorption.
  • Hospital stay is generally 3 days, predominately for monitoring.
  • Requires minimal vitamin and mineral supplementation after the procedure.
  • Helps your body to create GLP1 hormone changes which corrects sugar, changes taste sensations
  • Allows your body to create PYY hormone changes which suppresses appetite
  • Helps your body create Grehlin hormone changes – the hormone which creates hunger

Disadvantages:

  • A possible complication associated with this procedure is when leaking occurs from the suture line where the section of the stomach is removed. This generally requires further surgery to repair the leak and monitoring in hospital. New technology and technique has addressed this problem, reducing the risk of this complication to a miniscule number of cases.
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Sleeve

If you have any questions, or would like any further information regarding this procedure or any of our other procedures, please feel free to contact us on 1300 669 259 to organise an obligation free consultation.