Some people gain weight as they eat too much. Some people gain weight as they are constantly hungry. Some people gain weight as they never feel full up when they eat a meal. Others gain weight due to poor food choices and eating high calorie and high fat content foods. However, in the majority of people there are more than one of these factors causing the weight loss. That is why one surgery does not work for all patients.
Over the last 20 years Kevin Dolan has tailored his surgery towards individual patients’ lifestyle. A number of people have all four reasons for weight gain and over the last 20 years Kevin has developed a procedure that treats all four reasons for weight gain, namely SIBS (stomach intestinal bypass surgery with sleeve gastrectomy). As its name suggests the procedure combines the benefits of sleeve gastrectomy with gastric bypass.
What is SIBS?
SIBS stand for stomach intestinal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy. Sleeve gastrectomy removes part of the stomach resulting in a reduced capacity to eat and a reduced level of ghrelin, the hormone which causes hunger. The amount of food that can be eaten in one sitting is approximately 100mls or half a cupful. This volume can be tailored to your individual needs and desires. Sleeve gastrectomy helps people eat less, feel less hungry and feel full up when eating small amounts.
Intestinal bypass involves joining the lower part of the small bowel to the reduced stomach pouch. This results in food bypassing part of the small intestine which causes a reduction in the absorption of fats, sugar and calories that are consumed. The amount of small bowel bypassed can be varied depending on the desired weight loss.
Dr Kevin Dolan will run a series of tests on you to ensure that you are ready for surgery, and they will need to follow a diet plan which has been set out for them by their surgeon and dietitian. Thankfully, it is a laparoscopic surgery and as a result only minimal scarring will occur.
For more information on what to expect from the surgery, it is best to contact an experienced bariatric surgeon who will be able to give you an informed opinion and inform you on what exactly you should expect.
SIBS in Perth
If you are looking to establish a healthier lifestyle, Dr Kevin Dolan can assist you in doing so by performing a mini gastric bypass. Dr Dolan and his team have over 20 years of experience in performing bariatric surgery in Perth. The WALOS team aims to maintain a trusting relationship with the patient from the very first consultation and continue that partnership for life, helping them lose excess weight and maintain that loss the whole time.
To have a look at the range of obesity surgery procedures performed by Dr Kevin Dolan, be sure to have a look at our procedures page. To get in touch with Dr Dolan for an initial conversation, please contact us today.