30 October 2018
It’s important to choose the right type of weight loss surgery for you. There are great advantages to choosing the Gastric Sleeve procedure, and although it isn’t the best choice for everyone, our Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Upper GI Surgeon, Mr Sanjay Agrawal, explains why it may be right for you.
Why Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
If you have tried to lose weight through dieting, but require additional help, then Gastric Sleeve surgery could be a good choice for you. The procedure will reduce the amount of food it takes to fill your stomach, which should help you to feel satisfied after smaller meals. You could also be less likely to suffer from hunger whilst you are dieting, as it can reduce your appetite.
Advantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy
1. Effective & Reliable Weight Loss:
Gastric Sleeve surgery results are excellent, and most patients will be able to lose 50-60% of their excess weight within just two years. It does, however, require you to work hard with your diet.
2. Reduced Appetite:
One of the biggest advantages of gastric sleeve surgery over other weight loss procedures is that it can actually help you to feel less hungry. The procedure removes a large portion of the stomach, therefore reducing the amount of appetite stimulating hormones that the stomach produces. Feeling less hungry very often helps patients to stick to their diet.
3. A Simple Choice:
When comparing weight loss surgeries, it is important to consider what is involved with the operation and aftercare. For example, the Gastric Sleeve procedure is much quicker and simpler than a Gastric Bypass procedure, as it doesn’t alter the path that food takes through your digestive system. Another benefit of choosing Gastric Sleeve surgery is that there will be no need to leave anything in your body, as is required for the Gastric Band procedure, and requires less follow up appointments.
If you would like more information on the different weight loss surgeries available, take a look at our News & Events page to see which Free Weight Loss Information Evenings we have coming up. Alternatively, if you would like to see Mr Agrawal for a private consultation, please call 0203 811 5089.