Bypass & Sleeve Gastrectomy – What Is SIBS?

Bypass & Sleeve Gastrectomy – What Is SIBS?

Want to get the benefits of a Stomach Intestinal Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy procedures in a single operation?

Well, you can with the Stomach Intestinal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SIBS) procedure.

What is a Stomach Intestinal Bypass?

This procedure is a weight loss treatment performed laparoscopically and aims to create a bypass, which connects the stomach directly to jejunum, which is a part of the small intestine. The stomach will be far smaller as the bypass only leaves a small pouch for food.

What is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure which removes a large amount of the stomach – up to 80%. The aim is for patients to feel fuller eating less food. You also may feel less hungry, as less stomach will produce less ghrelin, which is the hormone controlling hunger.

The combining of both these weight loss techniques and their benefits forms the SIBS weight loss treatment offered by Dr Kevin Dolan.

The sleeve gastrectomy is performed first, then a part of the small bowel will be connected to the new stomach pouch, forming the bypass.

What are the benefits of combining these procedures?

Many studies have shown that combination weight loss surgeries can offer greater benefits than choosing to stick to a single weight loss surgery.

The benefits of SIBS are:

  • Aids weight loss
  • Receive benefits of both sleeve and bypass surgeries
  • Reduced risk of dumping and diarrhoea than other bypasses
  • Reduced risk of internal hernias

Requirements prior to surgery:

In the week prior to undergoing the SIBS procedure, you will be required to stop tobacco use and be encouraged to seek physical activity.

Just before your surgery, you will be restricted on eating and drinking, and possibly even medication use.

Thinking about weight loss surgery and want to know more on SIBS?

Contact the expert! Dr Kevin Dolan is an expert weight loss surgeon who has been the Director and Head of Western Australia Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery for patients with excess weight for over 15 years.

There’s no one better to seek expertise from. Contact his team today.

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