Gastric Sleeve Surgery/Laparoscopic Sleeve

  • In this procedure, approximately 80% of the stomach is removed leaving a banana-shaped stomach
  • The surgery is done laparoscopically and results in a 2-3 day hospital stay
  • Patients return to work in two weeks
  • Weight loss is rapid and complete in about 12 months
  • The average weight loss is 65-70% of excess weight
  • The surgery works by restriction (smaller stomach) and gastrointestinal hormonal changes
  • There is a dampening (reduction) in the hunger hormone ghrelin and an increase in satiety hormones such as GLP-1 and PYY
  • The end results in less hunger and earlier satiety with a meal

Advantages

Rapid and significant weight loss in 12 months
No foreign body
No intestinal surgery
Both a restrictive and hormonal procedure
Good quality of eating

Disadvantages

Non-reversible
Potential micronutrient deficiency
Gastro-oesophageal reflux in 15% of patients

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Location

Suite 19, Level 5, 1 South Street, KOGARAH, NSW, 2217

P: 02 9553 7288
F: 02 9553 1063
info@drjohnjorgensen.com.au

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