What Is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve Gastrectomy (also known as a Gastric Sleeve procedure) is an operation where about a large part of your stomach is removed to take the shape of a sleeve. After the surgery, 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.
SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY - who is it for?

Who Is A Sleeve Gastrectomy For?​

Gastric sleeve 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

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What happens During Surgery?

Sleeve Gastrectomy takes 
2-4 hours, under general anaesthetic and by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery).

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.

Self Pay Surgery Costs for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy Self Pay Surgery Package includes
Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery Self Pay Price

$15,000.00

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You have a Body Mass Index under 40
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • Your are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months

Accepted conditions

As long as your condition is managed, and you are stable upon admission for treatment, we can accept you with:

  • Angina
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dementia

How it works

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Get in touch with Us

Our friendly team is on hand to answer any questions you might have, and explain our self pay solution to you before you start. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need.

Step 1

Speak to your GP

Get your referral

Before you come to see us, speak to your GP or other healthcare professional (e.g. dentist) and ask for an open referral letter.

Step 2

We book your appointment

Consultation booking

Once you have decided you would like to meet your surgeon, we will arrange your first consultation.

Step 3

Visit your specialist

Meet your surgeon

Your specialist will discuss treatment options with you and explain any diagnostic tests you might need as part of your individual care package.

Step 4

Surgery Booking

Book your treatment

You will be given a surgery time with very little wait. Payment is made before you start your treatment.

Step 5

Paying for your surgery

Payment

Payment for your surgery is due once you receive your booking and have accepted and signed your surgery quote. We accept bank cheque, Mastercard, Visa or EFTPOS. Please note that all credit card transactions will incur a 1.5% surcharge.

Step 6

Self Pay Surgery

Have your surgery

Unlike public hospitals, you're going to get in to have your surgery as quickly as the surgeon can do it.

Step 7

Recovery time

Return home after surgery

We will inform you of your expected recovery time and anything to watch out for.

Step 8

Post surgery appointment

Follow up with your surgeon

We will give you an appointment time and date to follow up with your surgeon, at their consulting rooms. This consultation is included in your Self Pay Surgery Package.

Step 9

Enjoy your health

Get your life back on track

We’ll take care of the rest, leaving you to focus on treatment and recovery while our professional medical teams deliver your personalised care.

Step 10

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