SIBS is an innovative weight loss surgery pioneered by Dr Kevin Dolan, a weight loss doctor in Perth.
Stomach Intestinal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SIBS) is a form of bariatric surgery that works in assisting overweight or obese patients with their weight loss journeys by combining the benefits of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.
In his 20+ years of experience, Dr Kevin Dolan has unlocked many long-term benefits for his patients as they lose extra weight. One way he has helped patients lose weight is through performing advanced surgical procedures such as SIBS, which combines multiple types of obesity surgeries.
There are different advantages to undergoing SIBS compared to other more traditional, weight loss surgery procedures. SIBS procedure carries the advantage of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass combined. SIBS has a smaller risks of leak than sleeve gastrectomy alone and SIBS also has a smaller risk of internal hernias than traditional gastric bypasses.
The innovation behind SIBS
This form of weight loss surgery helps patients get to a healthy weight by combining the benefits of a gastric sleeve and bypass. Both aspects of this surgery work together to help patients lose excess weight by having different effects on the body.
It is performed in two steps. These steps are to conduct a sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) and then perform a gastric bypass.
This part of the surgical process removes a part of the stomach, which reduces the amount of ghrelin produced by the body. Ghrelin is the hormone responsible for the feeling of hunger. The size of the stomach is also reduced by 100mL, or around half a cup. The amount of stomach removed is adjusted based on the patient’s individual needs and desires.
This stage is where the lower part of the small bowel is attached to the surgically reduced stomach pouch. As a result of a gastric bypass, food bypasses a part of the small intestine, resulting in less fat, sugar, and calories being consumed. The amount of small bowel which is bypassed can also be varied depending on the desired amount of weight loss.
What are the costs of SIBS weight loss surgery in Perth?
The costs of bariatric surgery differ based on the weight loss package you choose to purchase with Dr Kevin Dolan. These packages all include the surgery, but other factors such as the differing levels of after-surgery interactions influence the cost of each package.
To learn more about the packages offered by Dr Dolan, be sure to look here.
Bariatric surgery in Perth
If you are considering a weight loss procedure, you may be a candidate for the SIBS procedure pioneered by Dr Kevin Dolan. Dr Dolan has over 20 years of experience performing bariatric surgeries and has helped over 15,000 patients lead healthier lives in that timeframe. He is able to provide patients with an honest assessment and get them into the best possible shape. To book a consultation with Dr Kevin Dolan and the WALOS team, contact us today.