The sleeve gastrectomy originated as the restrictive part of the duodenal switch operation. In the last several years, it has also been used as a staging procedure prior to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch in very high risk patients. It has also been used as a primary, stand-alone procedure.
We use minimally invasive procedures for weight loss and our skill in weight loss surgery covers:
This is a minimal access surgical procedure that encourages weight loss by limiting the amount of food you are able to eat. Around 75 percent of your stomach is removed and your stomach becomes like a tube or ‘sleeve’ which stores much lesser food. This procedure if often successfully used for weight loss in those with a BMI >40.
It does not require disconnecting or reconnecting the intestines
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