Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Laparoscopic sleeve resection of the stomach

Gastric sleeve is a weight loss surgery that involves reducing the capacity of your stomach. The procedure involves removing a significant part of the existing stomach (about 75-80%) to reduce its filling capacity. The altered stomach is significantly smaller and banana-shaped, hence the name “sleeve.”

This ultimately reduces hunger, and food absorption as the stomach fills up faster thanks to its reduced volume. The big advantage of the Gastric sleeve compared to other bariatric surgery types – is that it doesn’t affect the stomach’s digestive functions but limits its volume and how much food can be consumed.

By filling up faster and with small amounts of food, your stomach produces less ghrelin (the hormone responsible for feelings of hunger). Getting a gastric sleeve abroad for weight loss is widely popular thanks to its efficacy in eliminating obesity and improving the associated health problems.

How Does A Gastric Sleeve Work?

The procedure involves removing a significant part of the existing stomach (about 75-80%) to reduce its filling capacity. The altered stomach is significantly smaller and banana-shaped, hence the name “sleeve.” The procedure is done laparoscopically.

This ultimately reduces hunger, and food absorption as the stomach fills up faster thanks to its reduced volume. The big advantage of the Gastric sleeve compared to other bariatric surgery types – is that it doesn’t affect the stomach’s digestive functions but limits its volume and how much food can be consumed.

The Procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic. During the procedure, the surgeon removes a large section of your stomach including the upper part in charge of ghrelin release and leaves a narrow sleeve with a smaller food capacity. The entire procedure takes about one hour, after which the patient is taken to the hospital ward to rest and is closely monitored by a specialised bariatric nursing team and it is a requirement for a 1 night stay in the hospital.

Important Facts To Know Before Preparing For Weight Loss Surgery?

If you are preparing for bariatric surgery, it is vital to the surgery that you restrict your feeding to a liquid diet to ease your stomach and liver on the build up to the date of your planned procedure. Being on a liquid diet reduces the risk of complications during your gastric resection and boosts your weight loss journey post-surgery. You should also ensure to include multivitamins and any other supplements recommended by your doctor during your pre & post-surgery phase. A full pre and post diet plan will be provided by a specialised Clinical Dietician to aid your weight loss journey.

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Before and After

Below are a few examples of body contouring procedures carried out by our partners. As you can see, the results are life-changing. Our clients now feel better about the way they look. They can finally fit into clothes that were previously unavailable to them. More importantly, they’re no longer worried about their appearance and have more love for themselves than ever before.

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