Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve at Ashtead Hospital

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight loss surgery that can provide dramatic weight loss results.

It’s a restrictive procedure where the capacity of your stomach is reduced by about 75% in order to aid substantial long-term weight loss. As a result, this should help your overall health improve.

It can be performed as a single procedure for weight loss, or it can be the first step before other weight loss surgical procedures, such as gastric bypass.

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Related Treatments

Gastric Balloon

For many patients with a BMI (body mass index) of 27 - 35 surgery is not always available or recommended according to the NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines, as patients with a lower BMI do not normally qualify for weight loss surgery. The gastric balloon is a soft, expandable intragastric (inside the stomach) device that is temporarily inserted into the stomach.

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Gastric Sleeve Failure

Gastric sleeve failure (revision surgery to convert to gastric bypass) - how it works, what's involved, procedure, benefits & risks

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Gastric Bypass

There are several variations of a Gastric Bypass. The most common procedure in the UK is the Roux-en-Y, also known as RYGB. It is a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive procedures, therefore has a two-way weight reducing effect. A small pouch is created by stapling off a section of the upper part of the stomach. Below the staple line the stomach will remain but no food will enter here.

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Gastric Bypass Failure

Gastric bypass revision surgery (Roux-en-y gastric bypass failure) - how it works, what's involved, procedure, benefits & risks

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Gastric Band Removal

Gastric band slippage, removal & adjustment - how it works, what's involved, procedure, risks of a gastric band failure, benefits of band adjustment

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