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Gastric Sleeve

What is a Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure that removes 75-80% of the stomach to make a new banana-shaped stomach or sleeve. With a new much smaller stomach, you won’t be able to eat as much as you used to and this helps you lose weight efficiently. To qualify for this procedure, your BMI should be 32 (with underlying disease) or above.

 

How is Gastric Sleeve surgery performed?

1. Five small incisions are made to insert a camera (keyhole surgery) and tiny instruments.

2. The surgeon will divide your stomach into two parts and then remove a large part of the stomach. That means the part which makes the hormone boosting your appetite is also removed as well. Titanium staples are used to close the new small stomach. Typically 5-6 staples are used to create the new stomach, when the surgeon “fires the staple”, one part is attached to the “new stomach” and half the staple is attached to the old stomach (effectively closing the old stomach before it is removed). During the process of firing/attaching the staples, the old and the new stomach will be separated. 

3. The surgery takes roughly 1 hour, and you will be fast asleep during surgery.

Incision

There are 5 small incisions, one of the incisions is slightly larger than the other 4, as this incision is used to remove your “old stomach”.

 

How much weight will I lose after Gastric Sleeve?

Combining lifestyle modification, people lose about 70-80% of their excess weight in 12 to 24 months after surgery. The typical weight loss is approximately 50-70% of your excess weight, and many clients achieve to reach their target weight by being active and focus on the diet.

Before and After Pictures