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What is a Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy?
In this procedure, approximately 80% of the stomach is removed. The surgery works by restriction (smaller stomach) and complex metabolic (gastrointestinal hormonal changes). The end result is less hunger and earlier satiety/fullness with food.
The average weight loss is about 65 to 70% of excess weight over twelve to eighteen months.
Sleeve Gastrectomies are performed laparoscopically and require a two- to three-day hospital stay. Patients generally return to work within two to four weeks.The average weight loss is about 65 to 70% of excess weight over twelve to eighteen months.
Sleeve Gastrectomies are performed laparoscopically and require a two- to three-day hospital stay. Patients generally return to work within two to four weeks.
- No intestinal surgery
- Both a restrictive and metabolic procedure
- No foreign body
- Good quality of eating
- Irreversible operation
- Risk of gastro-oesophageal reflux
- Risk of staple line leak
- Risk of micronutrient deficiency
Other weight loss surgery procedures
You should have access to all surgical options, as determined by your unique needs. Both surgeons are highly experienced general surgeons with sub-specialty training in bariatric and upper gastrointestinal surgery. Both trained in high-volume specialist bariatric centres in Brisbane as well as interstate and overseas.
This means they are able to perform the full range of weight loss surgeries, as well as revision surgery. It’s about determining which procedure is right for you and your body.
Your surgeon will perform your weight loss surgery at the Mater Hospital in Pimlico. While your chosen surgeon will be your primary surgeon, both surgeons will attend. This means you get the unique benefit of two qualified specialist surgeons during your operation
Frequently asked questions about weight loss surgery
- Dr Benedict Mackay or Dr Garth McLeod's surgical time and a second surgeon assisting
- The anaesthetist’s fee
- Hospital fees
- Medications, such as pain relief
- Follow up consultations
- Ongoing support from dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists and other allied health professionals
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