A gastric sleeve (also known as a sleeve gastrectomy) is a surgical weight loss procedure that removes part of the stomach. Following which you are required to eat smaller meals, we recommend following a lower fat, lower sugar meal plan. With some lifestyle changes, the operation can offer you some very positive lifestyle improvements including; health, quality of life, self-esteem and, of course, significant weight loss. Laparoscopic surgery usually results in a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and less pain than open surgical procedures.
The majority of weight loss sleeve gastrostomies performed today use a laparoscopic technique which is considered minimally invasive. Gastric sleeve procedures involve the surgeon creating a thin vertical sleeve of stomach, reducing the size of the stomach by 75%, the remaining of which is around the size of a banana.
After the operation you will feel fuller sooner when you eat due to the reduction in the quantity of food that can enter the stomach, leading to noticeable weight loss. Following a gastric sleeve there is also evidence to suggest a reduction in the production of ghrelin, which is an appetite stimulant; this may result in a much reduced appetite.
What are the risks?
As with any bariatric surgery there are associated risks, especially if you have any medical problems such as high blood pressure or heart disease. This is why you are assessed pre-operatively as fully as possible. There is a potential small risk of a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and procedures are put in place to minimise this.
If you have any questions or concerns about your weight loss journey please call us to speak with a qualified member of staff.
How much does it cost?
Our Gastric Sleeve prices are dependent on your individual needs as well as your BMI.
Our Gastric Sleeve tailored packages include;
- Pre-op assessment with a surgeon, anaesthetist and dietitian
- Consultation with a psychologist (optional - incurs extra cost)
- Surgery fees and hospital stay
- Treatment of any complications that are evident within the first 6 months of your surgery
- Unlimited number of regular appointments with the team during your first two years post-op
- One annual appointment after your two year package
Prices start at just £9,995.
Finance options are also available. (Terms and Conditions apply)
Contact us today to discuss your weight loss journey needs with a member of our qualified team.
You and the future
We recommend you follow our pre-operative diet and speak to our excellent aftercare team for nutrition and guidance throughout your journey. This aftercare is provided as part of your surgery and it is unlimited for two years.
Our staff are on hand to answer your questions, offer support and ensure you are fully equipped with everything you need before you make your decision. We understand it can be daunting choosing the appropriate surgery for you but our experienced and compassionate staff will assist you throughout.
Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss surgery results and benefits are unique to each individual and in such The Bariatric Group cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals as results for each surgery can vary. If you have any questions or would like to know more about weight loss surgery please contact our expert team.