A laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is an 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 which is done through keyhole surgery where a part of the stomach is formed into a ‘narrow tube’ (or sleeve) and remainder of the stomach is removed.
ADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY:
DISADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY:
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.
Gastric sleeve surgery 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). This procedure can be considered for a slightly lower 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 gastric sleeve surgery Perth can offer it’s residents who are struggling with obesity.