Gastric Sleeve Surgery (sleeve gastrectomy)

Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur, consultant bariatric surgeon as featured on Channel 4's 'Embarrassing Bodies' and Channel 5's 'Saving Britain's 70 stone man', undertakes sleeve gastrectomy surgery at the Spire Wellesley Hospital, Southend on Sea, Essex.

If you would like more information regarding weight-loss surgery or would like to book a FREE consultation with Mr Mannur, please call us on 01702 447 926.

What is gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy)?

Gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy surgery is a type of weight loss surgery. It may be appropriate for you if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more. It is a more significant operation than having a gastric band fitted, however it is not considered as major as a gastric bypass since it involves fewer changes to your body’s digestive system.

Sleeve gastrectomy can be performed on its own, however it is sometimes performed as the first part of a two stage procedure. For patients considered too high risk for gastric bypass for example, the gastric bypass can be performed sometime after the gastric sleeve surgery once the patient has lost some weight.

About the gastric sleeve operation

The gastric sleeve procedure involves reducing the size of your stomach. During the operation up to ¾ of the stomach is removed by dividing it, with the new stomach taking the shape of a narrow tube or sleeve. This effectively restricts the stomach capacity without affecting its function, so that the amount of food that can be eaten at one time is restricted.

Gastric sleeve surgery can be performed either as “keyhole” surgery or through an incision in your abdomen during an open operation, and usually takes one to two hours. It is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. You will normally need to stay in hospital for one to three days so we can look after you and make sure we are happy with everything before you go home.

How does the gastric sleeve differ from other weight loss operations?

Gastric sleeve surgery reduces the size of your stomach, unlike to the gastric bypass procedure which also affects the way food is absorbed. Compared to a bypass operation there are also fewer restrictions on the types of food that can be eaten following the surgery. Following gastric sleeve surgery patients often experience a reduction in appetite as the area of the stomach that has been removed plays a role in the amount of the hunger hormone your stomach releases and you may initially lose weight more rapidly than with a gastric band.

The gastric sleeve operation also differs from the gastric band procedure since it is a permanent reduction in the size of your stomach, and is not reversible.

Are you considering weight-loss surgery and want to find out more?

Why not take advantage of a FREE consultation with Mr Kesava Mannur?

At Spire Wellesley Hospital you can talk directly to Mr Mannur at a free of charge consultation, and ask anything you like. There's no charge and no pressure to take things further.

For more information or to book an appointment for your free consultation call us now on 01702 447 926

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To book a FREE consultation with Mr Kesava  Mannur, Consultant Bariatric (weight loss) surgeon, please call one of our friendly Treatment Enquiry Advisers on 01702 447 926 who will be pleased to assist you.

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Click here to find out more about Mr Kesava Mannur, Consultant Bariatric surgeon

As seen on:

  • Channel 4's 'Embarrasiing Bodies' (July 2012) and
  • Chanel 5's 'Saving Britains 70 stone man' (July 2013)

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