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Are you a Gastric Sleeve Candidate?

Gastric sleeve surgery (also called a stomach sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy) is very effective for weight loss if your body mass index (BMI) is over 35. In Perth, Advance Surgical performs gastric sleeve operations safely and routinely, and with a gastric sleeve most patients will experience improved or resolution of their comorbidities: Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnoea in particular. Post-surgery patients face few dietary restrictions.

Suitable candidates for a sleeve gastrectomy surgery

Suitable gastric sleeve candidates  are patients who:

  • Have a BMI over 35 ( or possibly lower with diabetes )
  • Are aged between 18 and 70
    Suffer from obesity related comorbidities
  • Do not have any other health problem causing excessive weight gain
  • Are committed to moderate their alcohol intake and to make other lifestyle changes

A gastric sleeve operation is not suitable for patients who only wish to lose a minimal amount of weight or change their body contours. It’s important to realise that weight loss surgery is a major undertaking to help patients suffering from obesity.

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What exactly is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a keyhole procedure and its main purpose is weight loss. The laparoscopic surgical procedure involves stapling off and removing a significant part of the stomach. What is left is a small tube, with a capacity of approximately 250ml. A gastric sleeve operation takes 1-2 hours and as a patient you usually stay in hospital for 3 nights. Sleeve gastrectomy patients are then able to return to work in 2 weeks after surgery.

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Before a Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Speak to your GP about your personal situation, to get a clear view on your weight loss options. Your GP will help you determine if you are a candidate for laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery. A sleeve gastrectomy is irreversible and it is important to be well informed before you make a decision. It will require a commitment to a healthy diet after your operation, and to an exercise regimen to maintain your weight loss. The surgery involves a 1-2% risk of either a leak or a bleed from the staple line. This complication requires surgery to treat.

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After a Gastric Sleeve Operation

As said the diet and exercise regimen after your surgery require commitment. After the gastric sleeve surgery patients would achieve a 65% reduction in their excess weight over a year.

Their appetite and average portion size is generally reduced significantly. Many comorbidities, such as Sleep Apnoea, Hypertension or Type 2 Diabetes would be expected to disappear or get better.

For more on how sleeve gastrectomy can lead to the new you, enquire or make an appointment (08) 9386 2634.

At Advance Surgical, Mr Jon Armstrong and the team help people who want to lose weight through bariatric surgery, suffer from an endocrine disorder or need general surgery.

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Established in 2005

When we established Advance Surgical our motivation was to help those who find that diet and exercise are simply not working for them.

The cost of bariatric surgery

We understand the cost of bariatric surgery may be an issue. We have changed our pricing to be more affordable. Payment plans available.

Team of specialists

Mr Jon Armstrong, Medical Director and Founder alongside the team at Advance Surgical, have helped thousands of people in Perth.