During the surgery, your surgeon removes approximately 80-85% of the stomach, leaving behind a smaller, tubular-shaped stomach resembling a sleeve. This reduction in stomach size significantly limits the amount of food that can be eaten in one sitting, leading to reduced caloric intake.
Gastric sleeve surgery works through two main mechanisms:
Gastric sleeve surgery can result in significant weight loss. The restriction in stomach size makes patients feel satiated from eating far less. Patients can expect to lose 60-70% of their excess weight within the first year post-surgery. The exact amount can vary based on individual compliance with dietary and lifestyle changes.
Many patients achieve substantial and sustained weight loss after the procedure. Other important improvements include:
Other potential benefits of a gastric sleeve include eliminating gastroparesis, which is a condition of delayed gastric emptying.
To be eligible for gastric sleeve surgery, patients are put through a thorough pre-surgery evaluation, including medical and psychological assessments to determine their suitability for surgery. A successful outcome require significant lifestyle changes, including adopting a healthy diet, regular exercise, and long-term follow-up with medical professionals.
Most patients who undergo gastric sleeve surgery meet the following criteria:
Like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, blood clots, and adverse reactions to anaesthesia.
Long-term vitamin and nutrient deficiencies can occur due to reduced food intake and stomach size. Regular monitoring and supplementation are usually recommended.
Gastrointestinal issues, such as acid reflux, nausea, or vomiting may also occur.
Dr Govind Krishna is one of Sydney’s most experienced weight loss surgeons. He is committed to providing affordable, best-practice, multidisciplinary solutions in a safe private hospital setting.
* Cost shown includes all fees for Dr Govind Krishna + surgical assistant + anaesthetists + hospital fees + dietitian and exercise physiologist for one year + consult with psychologist, all inclusive of GST.
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Gastric sleeve surgery is a major decision that requires careful consideration and consultation with medical professionals. It is essential to fully understand the procedure, potential risks, benefits, and the necessary lifestyle changes for long-term success.
Dr Govind Krishna is an expert is weight loss surgery with 20+ years of experience performing gastric surgery. He has performed over 2,000+ weight loss and gastric operations and offers affordable surgical solutions for those wishing to consider weight loss surgery.
He offers an empathetic, non-judgemental approach to weight loss management and his mission is to help his patients restore their health and move on with their lives.
He holds a Master of Surgery (MS) degree specialising in gastric surgery and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Dr Krishna consults across South-Western Sydney at Campbelltown, Fairfield and Liverpool.
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