What Is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Sleeve Gastrectomy (also known as Gastric Sleeve surgery) 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.
Who Is A Sleeve Gastrectomy 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 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
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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
- You 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
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