Choosing to have Sleeve Gastrectomy is a decision that is not made lightly…
However, Sleeve Gastrectomy is a decision that can have so many benefits including increased fitness and health, an enhanced sense of wellbeing, an improved body image and an enriched quality of life. Sleeve Gastrectomy is a procedure that should only be considered after traditional exercise, diet and medication have failed to result in long term weight loss.
It is a keyhole surgery therefore has shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery.
No monthly follow-up nor needle injections required
If no complications arise within the first two weeks, it is unlikely that any major complication will arise in the longer term
Quicker and more rapid weight loss than gastric band
Higher cure rate for diabetes
Obese patients with higher BMI may need a second procedure a few years down the track
Bleeding at the staple line, requiring more surgery to fix the bleeding
Higher chance of dying, initially, due to the potential for the stomach staple line breaking open
Breaking open of staple line of stomach may require major non keyhole re-operations and possibly being placed on life support machine. there is a 1% chance of this happening and it could mean a hospital stay of many months, being fed through a feeding tube or IV