Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

A Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) reduces the stomach to approximately 20% of its original size by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach.

The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach, is performed laparoscopically (key hole) and is not reversible.

The Gastric Sleeve influences gut hormones responsible for hunger, satiety and blood sugar regulation. Its effectiveness is proven.

The Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) is now the most popular weight loss surgery worldwide, in fact there are some bariatric surgeons who will only perform this procedure as they believe it is the best long term, safest option.

Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)

  • No re-routing of the bowel as with Gastric Bypass
  • No foreign body or adjustments as with Gastric band
  • Restricts the amount you can eat
  • The new stomach produces less hunger hormone (Ghrelin)
  • Feel fuller for longer
  • Laparoscopic surgery (key hole surgery)
  • Low complication rate
  • Low chance of nutritional deficiencies

Long term risk of Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve)

  • Can stretch the new stomach
  • Acid reflux

Multi vitamin and mineral supplements will need to be taken daily for life.

Vitamin B12 injections will be needed every 3 months for life

Bloods will need to be taken at least annually to assess nutritional status

As with all Bariatric Surgery, losing weight and maintaining weight long term requires dietary, exercise, lifestyle and psychological change, otherwise weight can be regained.

Gateway Health Aftercare Programme

We offer a comprehensive treatment plan which is tailored to your individual needs. We achieve excellent long term results, improving your quality of life and psychological well being.

  • Daily calls throughout the post surgery phase
  •  1-1 clinic appointments, telephone or Skype reviews to suit your lifestyle
  • Nutritional education
  • Behaviour modification
  • Specialist support for emotional eating
  • Exercise/activity advice
  • Specialist Bariatric Dietician


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