What is gastric sleeve surgery?

What is gastric sleeve surgery?

The gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is the most popular weight loss surgery performed, where the aim is to rapidly lose a significant amount of weight.

Gastric sleeve surgery removes about 80% of the stomach, only leaving a tubular pouch. You will feel less hungry as you will produce less of the hormone ghrelin, which is responsible for causing hunger.

Dr Kevin Dolan performs laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, which is minimally invasive, resulting in a quicker recovery.

Who should consider gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is recommended for people who suffer from obesity and have a BMI of 30 or more. Often patients have encountered other health problems such as diabetes or cardiovascular concerns that are caused by obesity, and therefore seek surgery as a solution.

Benefits of the gastric sleeve surgery & weight loss:

  • Weight loss
  • Digestion functions as normal
  • Reduced reflux
  • Remission of type 2 diabetes
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Lower risk of sleep apnoea & snoring
  • Joint relief
  • Improvement of coexisting diseases
  • Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive
  • Reduced risk of high blood pressure

What is the process for gastric sleeve surgery?

If you have a consultation with Dr Kevin Dolan and you are recommended the gastric sleeve surgery, the surgery will include the following steps.

You will have small incisions made in your abdomen to allow for the specialised surgical tools to enter, this also includes a camera.

Dr Kevin Dolan will use the specialised tools to remove the lower section of your stomach, up to a total of 80%.

Afterwards the remaining stomach will be stapled together using a specialised device.

What you can expect after gastric sleeve surgery?

Immediately after surgery, you will be required to consume liquids for two weeks, followed by a pureed diet for another two weeks.

Four weeks after your surgery you can begin eating solid foods again.

It’s also important that you stick to a healthy lifestyle as a part of the weight loss process following your surgery. This will include a plan set out by a dietician and exercise physiologist usually.

It’s important to stick to a healthy diet as it’s harder to get the nutrition you need to stay healthy with a smaller stomach, as food is passed quicker.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Perth

If you are looking for weight loss surgery in Perth, the expert Dr Kevin Dolan is the right surgeon for you. He will meet your goals and have you on track to losing weight.

For more information, please click here to contact the team or call on (08) 9246 2314.

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