Gastric Sleeve Surgery Perth

What is Gastric Sleeve surgery?

 Gastric Sleeve surgery, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a keyhole surgery where a large portion of the stomach is removed. A bariatric surgeon forms part of the stomach into a ‘narrow tube’ (or sleeve), and remainder of the stomach is removed. This effects the entire gastric system and how the body processes food and it can not be reversed.

ADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY:

  • 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

 

DISADVANTAGES OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY:

  • There is a 2% risk of leakage from the staple line
  • Can cause reflux in 10 to 20% of patients

 

Gastric sleeve surgery 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.

 

BENEFITS OF GASTRIC SLEEVE SURGERY
  • Around 2% risk of complications when performed by a good surgeon
  • Improve and potentially cure Type-2 diabetes
  • 50-60% excess weight loss (most in first year)*
  • Quick recovery - 2 nights in hospital
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Perth

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Below 18.5 - Underweight
18.5-24.9 - Normal
25.0-29.9 - Overweight
30.0 and Above - Obese

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