This is a permanent irreversible procedure where a large portion of the stomach is removed. This effects the entire gastric system and how the body processes food.
It is a procedure where the stomach is formed into a ‘narrow tube’ (or sleeve) and remainder of the stomach is removed.
- Still provides good quality of eating
- 60 to 70% excess weight loss in the long run (provided post-surgery recommendations are followed)
- 70 to 80% diabetes control
- Continuity of gastrointestinal tract is maintained
- If complication like a leak from staple line occurs, its difficult to manage
- Gastric sleeve dilatation over time
- Can cause reflux in 10 to 20% of patients
This procedure permanently reduces the volume of the stomach to approximately 15% of its original size. The traditional shape of the stomach is altered by removing the curved area, resulting in a more tubular shape, otherwise known as a gastric sleeve, or simply, sleeve.
This decrease in volume causes feelings of satiety to occur after less food has been consumed by the patient.
This, coupled with some lifestyle changes, can lead to good long term weight loss.
Often this procedure is recommended for patients who are morbidly obese, with Body Mass Index’s greater than 35, (you can check your own BMI using our onsite calculator here). It can be considered for slightly less BMI if there is other severe obesity related illnesses.
Whilst this is a very effective weight loss procedure, it is also a decision that should not be taken lightly, and a consultation with Mr Siva Gounder is necessary.
This procedure is irreversible; once a portion of the stomach has been removed, it cannot be reattached.
Perth Weight Loss and Surgery is committed to performing such gastric procedures with the care and thoroughness required. Our goal is to provide the best surgeries for gastric sleeve Perth can offer it’s residents who are struggling with obesity.