The Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy which is often called ‘the sleeve’ is performed by removing approximately 80 percent of the patient’s stomach. All that remains is a tubular pouch the shape of a banana.
The procedure is effective due to the following reasons; Firstly, the new stomach pouch holds less food than the original stomach, therefore meaning you eat less.
Secondly, not only do you eat less, but the surgery triggers the gut hormones in a positive way. They promote satiety and blood sugar control.
There is also evidence that the sleeve is effective in improving type 2 diabetes independent of weight loss.
After this surgery there is a 50% plus loss of excess weight. The time spent in hospital is short, approximately 2 days, and there are no foreign objects left in the body.
This treatment is a non – reversible procedure, and there is the possibility without proper selfcare afterwards that you could suffer from mineral and vitamin deficiencies.
Most nonsurgical weight loss programs are based on a combination of diet, behaviour modification, and regular exercise. However, published scientific papers report that these methods rarely resolve severe obesity because they fail to help people maintain weight loss. In fact, more than 95% of people regain the weight they lose within a few years after treatment.
We offer a personalized and comprehensive weight loss surgery program, designed to help you reach your goals. This will include combining the surgery with comprehensive life style modification.