Sleeve Gastrectomy (Laparoscopic Obesity Operation)

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Sleeve Gastrectomy (Laparoscopic Obesity Operation)

Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight-loss surgical procedure that allows patients to lose weight who have not had results with other methods. Gastric sleeve surgery is the removal of approximately 80% of the stomach, leaving the stomach in the form of a tube the size and shape of a banana. Reducing the size of your stomach limits the amount of food you want and can consume. The procedure is very effective as it will reduce the size of the stomach as well as cause hormonal changes related to weight-loss. These hormonal changes also help alleviate conditions associated with overweight such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

  • 4 days hospitalisation is needed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from gastric sleeve?

The operation takes 2 hours and needs 5 days of hospital stay, on 10th day patient usually fit to fly.

How painful is gastric sleeve surgery?

Surgery always done under general anesthesia and with laparoscopic technique has been used. After the operation, patients feel minimal pain with continuous pain killer infusions given by PCA machines.

What is the success rate of gastric sleeve surgery?

Success rate is around 80% and permanent weight loss has been seen with the patients. If patients resist on their diets permanent weight loss stands for a life time.

Is gastric sleeve a major surgery?

Yes, it is a major surgery. However, with laparascopic method and the fact that patients start walking 6 hours after the operation, the risks are considerably reduced.


4 days hospitalisation is needed.