Sleeve Gastrectomy Questions

Why do some people choose the sleeve gastrectomy?

Patients who choose sleeve gastrectomy want a relatively simple operation for weight loss which has rapid, consistent and long lasting results.

The sleeve gastrectomy is a great concept. The normal stomach is quite a large and spacious organ and is, in part, designed to store a great deal of food. This allows us to survive in environments where the supply of nutrients is precarious but is not so important in modern society. A great way to lose a large amount of weight is with sleeve gastrectomy. In this operation, the stomach is converted from a capacious storage organ into a trim, taut tube. This results in a smaller appetite and an inability to eat large meals. Patients opt for this option if they have a lot of weight to lose, if they want to lose weight quickly and if they are aware of the risks in removing a large part of the stomach. Sleeve gastrectomy is keyhole surgery and so the recovery is not overly strenuous.

The sleeve is a great choice for people with serious weight issues who want a permanent, effective fix and who want to maintain a good dietary quality of life – that is, be able to still eat a wide range of healthy foods – just in smaller amounts.