Sleeve Gastrectomy

Facts about Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery for morbidly obese individuals:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve will cause faster weight loss than lap band and it will allow for more weight loss. You will also see results sooner
  • Sleeve gastrectomy has a better cure rate for diabetes and sleep apnoeas than lap band surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy does not require regular adjustments. No plastic materials are left behind after surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy has had good long term results since 2004 – with most patients maintaining their weight loss
  • Sleeve gastrectomy allows people to eat anything, but in smaller amounts, usually about one third of what they used to eat
  • Dr. Ken Wong and the Central Coast Surgery clinic has performed over one hundred sleeve gastrectomy surgeries
  • Is also known as the gastric sleeve or tube gastrectomy
  • Has very few complications after the first two weeks of surgery
  • Can be converted into gastric bypass if desired
  • Is performed by keyhole surgery – usually involving just a two night stay in hospital. Most patients are back driving their car within ten days of surgery
  • On average, the operating time for sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve is about two hours under general anaesthetic
  • Safe operation: the risk of death after gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy is about 0.5%