What Is Gastric Sleeve & Gastroscopy?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery (also known as Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery) is an operation where a large part of your stomach is removed leaving behind a narrow gastric (stomach) sleeve.
After the surgery, the vastly decreased stomach capacity means that you will feel full after eating a small amount of food.
You might also feel less hungry, because your smaller stomach will produce lower levels of a hormone called ghrelin, which causes hunger.

A Gastroscopy is a day procedure where a thin flexible tune (endoscope) is used to examine the upper digestive tract. This is sometimes requested prior to a Gastric Sleeve Surgery.

Self Pay Surgery Costs

Gastric Sleeve & Gastroscopy Self Pay Surgery Package Includes:
  • Hospital charges from admission to discharge
  • Surgeon fee
  • Assistant Surgeon fee
  • Anaesthetist fee
  • Prosthesis
  • Post op consultation
  • Take home medication
  • Post op care management

Gastric Sleeve & Gastroscopy at Mulgrave Private Hospital



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SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY - who is it for?

Who Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery For?

Gastric sleeve (also known as a Sleeve Gastrectomy) is a form of bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery. It is sometimes recommended for people who are very obese, or who have health problems caused by obesity. You should only consider gastric sleeve surgery after trying alternatives.

The first step is usually to try changes to your food intake and your daily activity and exercise. There are also some medicines that can help people lose weight. Surgery is usually thought about only after these other options have been tried

Losing weight after gastric sleeve surgery can help reduce problems like Type 2 diabetes, asthma episodes and blood pressure and can help improve heart health.

What can I expect after the procedure?

After your Sleeve Gastrectomy with Self Pay Surgery, you’ll start with liquid foods. Over the next few weeks you will change to pureed food, then to solid food. Your meals will be much smaller and you may have to stop drinking with meals due to your small stomach.

You will need to make significant lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery to lose weight and keep it off. For example, you’ll get nutritional advice from a dietitian on how to change your eating habits to keep healthy while losing weight. Your meals will be much smaller than before. And you’ll probably take vitamins or other supplements for life. You will also have to, and be able to, increase the amount of physical activity you do


What happens During Surgery?

Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery takes 2-4 hours. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic through 5 laparoscopic (keyhole) incisions.

How long will I stay in hospital?

Usually, your stay will be 2 days.

What is my recovery time?

You should return to normal activities in 2-4 weeks.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • There are no medical contraindications to general anaesthetic

Mulgrave Private Hospital

Mulgrave Private Hospital is an acute medical and surgical hospital conveniently located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

With 226 registered beds, a 24 hour Emergency Department, state of the art cardiac services and a wide range of on-site medical, surgical and allied health services, Mulgrave Private Hospital has more than 35 years’ experience
providing healthcare to our community.

Mulgrave Private Hospital is now offering Sleeve Gastrectomy, Orthopaedic, Urology and Gastric Surgery Self Pay Surgery Packages.

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