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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Sydney : Patient Information

The following Gastric Sleeve Surgery information is for residents of Sydney or the surrounding area, who may be considering getting gastric sleeve surgery, otherwise known as a sleeve gastrectomy.

Sydney's leading weight loss clinic, Central Coast Surgery, offer gastric sleeve surgery for all residents living along the eastern coastline of Australia - from Sydney to the Central Coast. The following information is directed at residents of the metropolitan of Sydney and surrounding areas who are thinking of undergoing a Gastric Sleeve surgery.

For all of our patients and visitors from Sydney, the clinic offers an ideal position on the Central Coast for a restful recovery. Removed from the busyness of the big city, our patients are provided with exceptional recovery facilities to begin their weight loss journeys. All of our weight loss procedures take place in Gosford & Wyong Public Hospitals, Gosford Private and Brisbane Waters Private Hospitals.

Dr Ken Wong is one of the leading experts on bariatric surgery in Sydney and is backed by a team of dieticians, bariatric physicians, and psychologists at Central Coast Surgery. The multidisciplinary team has performed and executed thousands of weight loss procedures across the country, helping Australian's to increase their quality of life and enjoy new, healthier lifestyles. 

Just over an hour's drive north of Sydney, the Central Coast Surgery clinic offers respite for Sydney residents considering gastric sleeve surgery. Our full-time team of health care professionals will walk you through every step of the process, from the initial consultation with your doctor, to understanding the process and post-surgery requirements of gastric sleeve Sydney procedures. We offer comfortable and relaxing accommodation for the recovery of the procedure, ensuring each patient experiences the best possible beginning to their new life after a gastric sleeve.


How Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Sydney Work?


Gastric Sleeve Surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy as it is sometimes called, is the process of cutting out and removing a large section of the stomach, leaving behind a smaller stomach sleeve to digest food. The end result is a stomach that is typically two thirds smaller than pre-surgery. However, results and sizes will vary depending on the patient and how much weight loss they require.

Gastric Sleeve Sydney is generally performed as a laparoscopic procedure; wherein a surgeon makes tiny incisions to the abdomen. Patients go under general anaesthetic, and a laparoscope and surgical instruments are passed through the small incisions to perform the gastric sleeve procedure. The large portion of the stomach is removed, as well as the area of the stomach that produces the hunger hormone (ghrelin).

Following the removal of the larger section of the stomach, the remaining stomach sleeve is closed back up with surgical stapling. Finally, the small incisions are also closed back up, and the patient is left with a smaller stomach and very minimal abdominal scarring. The patient will then experience a couple of weeks of liquid dieting to help the healing process of the new stomach. Slowly, food will be reintroduced, and the end result is a patient who will feel full after consuming smaller amounts of food and drink.

Gastric sleeve surgery Sydney NSW is a minimally invasive, irreversible, and very effective weight loss procedure. The recovery following a gastric sleeve procedure is relatively short, and gastric sleeve Sydney patients should be able to return to daily activities after a few weeks. In order to effectively lose weight and keep the weight off, gastric sleeve surgery Sydney patients will need to make some serious lifestyle changes to prioritise a balanced and healthy life.


Gastric Sleeve Surgery Sydney Is Extremely Effective


Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of part of the stomach to limit the amount of food that the person can consume. Removing up to 85% of the stomach, patients are offered an opportunity to dramatically lose excess weight by eating less food. The small stomach sleeve only allows for small portions, so the patient experiences a full stomach a lot earlier than they normally would.

Gastric sleeve surgery is typically recommended for those who have seriously endeavoured numerous weight loss routes but have not been able to lose weight successfully. The surgical process kickstarts the process of changing poor eating behaviours, and the required post-gastric sleeve lifestyle ensures that the patient implements long-term balanced and healthy choices.

Along with the removal of the majority of the stomach, the ghrelin hormone that produces hunger is also taken out. The hormonal element of a gastric sleeve surgery means that patients will not feel the feelings of hunger and appetite to the same extent that they used to before the surgery. Removing this portion of the stomach means that patients can successfully change their eating consumption habits and avoid binge-eating out of routine.

One of the most effective weight loss procedures, gastric sleeve surgery is extremely useful in improving and curbing many obesity-related health conditions. Conditions such as back pain, sleep apnoea, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity-related mental health concerns can all be significantly reduced and dissipated with gastric sleeve surgery.

Gastric sleeve surgery Sydney is extremely beneficial for people who want to change their lifestyle and eating habits dramatically. Working with a multidisciplinary team of allied health care workers, patients are offered full-time support and care to ensure they are off to the best possible start with their new lifestyles.

When accompanied by healthy and long-term lifestyle changes, gastric sleeve surgery is a tool that can transform your life. Patients who undergo gastric sleeve Sydney experience quicker weight loss than most other surgical and non-surgical procedures, with an average expected weight loss of approximately 30% total body weight. 

However, the actual amount of weight a patient will lose after gastric sleeve surgery will depend on several factors. These factors typically include age, weight pre-surgery, ability to exercise, overall health, and long-term commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Sydney Right for Me?


If you'd like to talk to someone about your gastric sleeve surgery Sydney NSW options, do not hesitate to get in touch with our weight loss clinicians at Central Coast Surgery. In terms of gastric sleeve surgery candidates, the procedure is typically recommended to those suffering from morbid obesity, with a BMI of 30 or more. Such high levels of excess weight and obesity mean that those with a BMI of 35 are at risk of developing life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some forms of cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

Furthermore, Medicare will only cover some of the costs of gastric sleeve Sydney procedures if the patient qualifies their obesity guidelines. Eligibility criteria are primarily based on BMI and the bearing of obesity-related diseases. Patients will usually need to have a BMI of at least 40 (this means being overweight by 45 kilograms or more), or the patient must have a BMI of at least 30 (13.5 kilograms overweight), and simultaneously suffer from at least one obesity-related severe, co-morbid health concern.

Gastric sleeve surgery is recommended for morbidly obese patients with diabetes and metabolic syndrome because of the enormous benefit derived by surgical procedure and the large risk of premature mortality engendered by morbid obesity.

Gastric sleeve surgery may be right for you if you have already made numerous serious weight loss attempts without success. Gastric sleeve surgery can effectively decrease your weight to a healthy level and support you in maintaining a safe weight through restrained consumption.

Given it is a serious surgical procedure that alters the bariatrics, gastric sleeve surgery is not intended for people who simply want to drop a small amount of weight or sculpt a certain region of their body. Our gastric sleeve surgery Sydney NSW clinic only works with patients who are willing to make life-long commitments to living a healthier, more balanced and sustainable lifestyle.


The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Sydney


Morbidly obese patients can benefit dramatically from gastric sleeve surgery as the procedure dramatically restricts the amount of food they can consume. Not only will a patient's level of obesity be reduced, but a gastric sleeve will also work to decrease the risks of developing life-threatening illnesses.

The mental health benefits that come with dramatic weight loss and leading a healthy lifestyle are enormous. Those suffering from morbid obesity and weight problems frequently experience feelings of depression, anxiety, and poor self-esteem. Addressing excessive weight retention through gastric sleeve surgery can greatly improve self-confidence, positivity, and overall mental health.

Gastric sleeve surgery makes it a lot simpler to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle through direct means of decreasing the amount of food needed to satisfy an appetite. When you engage with Central Coast Surgery for gastric sleeve surgery Sydney NSW procedures, you will be assigned a multidisciplinary team of health experts including a surgeon, bariatric physician, dietician and psychologist to assist you before and after the surgery, in reclaiming your health and your life.

Gastric sleeve surgery is both irreversible and permanent. Every surgical procedure comes with risks to the patient, that must be disclosed to ensure the patient is aware of potential complications. In saying that, gastric sleeve surgery is one of the safest procedures performed in Australia. Furthermore, our resident gastric sleeve Sydney surgeon Dr Ken Wong is at the forefront of advanced weight loss surgery in Australia.


Gastric Sleeve Cost Sydney NSW


While the gastric sleeve cost Sydney NSW may be overwhelming, it's important to consider the seriousness of the procedure and the lifestyle changes that come with a gastric sleeve Sydney.

At Central Coast Surgery, our gastric sleeve Sydney costs are dependent on whether or not a patient has private health insurance coverage. During your initial consultation at our weight loss clinic, the cost of gastric sleeve Sydney will be discussed in-depth, with a written quote.

For gastric sleeve cost Sydney NSW, insured patients will be out of pocket approximately $3,500. These fees cover the initial consultations, operation, follow-up appointments, physician, dietician and psychologist consultations.

There are additional costs not included in Central Coast Surgery gastric sleeve cost Sydney NSW fees; those that are not directly associated with our clinic. These costs include anaesthetic fees, surgical assistance and pathology fees.

Gastric sleeve surgery patients who do not have private health insurance will be out of pocket around $20,000. This estimate will cover everything from our clinician costs to additional hospital fees and anaesthetist expenses.

If you are not privately insured or do not have the right cover for gastric sleeve cost Sydney, you still have the option to either upgrade your insurance levels to cover weight loss procedures. Alternatively, you can find a new insurance company that will provide coverage for gastric sleeve surgery costs.


Central Coast Surgery Offering Gastric Sleeve Surgery Sydney NSW


Central Coast Surgery is a nationally recognised weight loss clinic providing gastric sleeve surgery and bariatric procedures on the Central Coast. We offer our gastric sleeve Sydney procedures to all of those living in Sydney, all the way up to the Central Coast. Our chief surgeon for gastric sleeve Sydney procedures is Dr Ken Wong, one of Australia's most experienced and advanced surgeons specialising in bariatric procedures.

Working closely with each of our patients, we strive to provide the best possible support network for someone who wants to transform their life through weight loss. We have helped thousands of Australians reclaim their health and their lives with our gastric sleeve Sydney procedures. With an advanced multidisciplinary approach, we aim to give you and your body the best possible chance to change your life for the better. If you'd like to learn more about what Central Coast surgery can do for you, get in touch with one of our weight loss clinicians today.