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Sleeve Gastrectomy 

what is a SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY?

What is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Gastric sleeve

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a purely restrictive bariatric operation. It involves removing about two thirds of the stomach to leave a 200ml stomach tube (or sleeve) instead of a 2 litre stomach sac. It is performed laparoscopically (keyhole surgery) and is not reversible. The sleeve, while restrictive, does not involve the placement of a restrictive band like the somewhat outdated lap band procedure. Therefore, bread, meat, fruits, etc can still be consumed, albeit at a reduced volume. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery is now the most frequently performed surgery for weight loss in Australia.

 

HOW DOES THE SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY WORK?

Weight is lost because patients feel full after a small amount of food due to the reduced stomach volume. The smaller stomach also produces less of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin.

 

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE WITH A SLEEVE?

Initially, patients are on a fluid/puree diet for 4 weeks, but as the operation settles, the diet can gradually progress to a normal consistency of healthy choices. Patients get used to eating three small meals a day, approximately 25% of previous serves. When going to a restaurant, they can eat an entrée sized meal and feel satisfied. The key point being that a small meal satisfies, hence the experience is different from dieting and therefore sustainable in the long term.

Apart from a commitment to healthy eating, no foods are specifically banned. Snacking, especially on junk food, is to be avoided as it will greatly negate the effects of the surgery. Alcohol should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether.

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