What is gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery (also known as a sleeve gastrectomy) removes approximately 70-80% of the stomach. This leaves behind a smaller ‘sleeve’ of stomach that holds less, restricting the amount of food you can eat before you feel full. The surgery is a minimally invasive keyhole procedure, which helps you recover quicker and generally results in less pain than open surgical procedures. But, unlike gastric band surgery, it’s a non-reversible procedure.
It’s important that you’re fully aware of the implications before committing to gastric sleeve surgery, as it requires a change to the way you think about eating, drinking and exercise. Losing weight before surgery will help with your recovery, increase your rate of weight loss and help change your diet for the long term.
At Benenden Hospital in Kent, we can provide private gastric sleeve surgery, carried out by an expert Bariatric Consultant. Book a consultation today by completing our online booking form or by calling our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158.