How does a Sleeve Gastrectomy work?
In this video, Perth based Bariatric Surgeon Mr. Jon Armstrong explains “what is a sleeve gastrectomy.”
How does a sleeve gastrectomy work?
The surgery is performed through 5 incisions (usually) in the upper abdomen. As a patient you will attend on the day, and you will be under general anaesthesia. Normally, a sleeve gastrectomy procedure takes 1 to 2 hours, and is performed using keyhole / laparascopic instruments so the surgeon has a clear view of the internal anatomy. Then, the surgeon staples along the stomach and removes ¾ of the stomach .
After a sleeve gastrectomy you will “eat small”. This is a simple mechanic that will cause you to lose weight, simply because you are eating less. Also, because of the specific part of the stomach that is removed, you will be produce less hunger hormones. The reduction in appetite is often a significant contributor to weight loss.
After the Surgery
About Advance Surgical
At Advance Surgical, we can help you with weight loss surgery, metabolic and bariatric surgery, as well as most aspects of general surgery. We are a team of highly qualified surgeons, with years of experience in bariatric and general surgery. When we created our clinic, our goal was to help those finding that diet and exercise just was not working to get their weight down. Our surgeons and dietitians, as well as our clinical psychologist, look forward to helping you so you can embrace life as “the new you”.