Gastric Sleeve (or Sleeve Gastrectomy) is the most common weight loss operation in Australia.
Gastric Sleeve surgery involves removing 75% (or more) of the stomach to leave behind a small capacity stomach.
The new stomach is the shape of a narrow tube (or sleeve) hence the name, and results in a marked reduction in food intake. The surgery also removes the hunger hormone ghrelin, leading to a marked decrease in appetite.
It is also referred to as ‘laparoscopic gastric sleeve’ or ‘vertical sleeve gastrectomy’. Patients have a very high satisfaction of weight loss within a short period of time with this surgery.
Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery: Yes
Expected weight loss: 70-75% of excess weight in the first 12-24 months
● High success rate of weight loss
● Best quality of eating when compared to other surgery options
Heartburn can be a side-effect
Average hospital stay: 2-3 days
Average time off work: 2-3 weeks
Dr Ryan and the team have both performed this operation thousands of times. Once
you have a referral from your GP or specialist, you can book in for an initial consultation with
either surgeon. You can also contact us to find out more about gastric sleeve surgery.