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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
What are the risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy?
As with any type of surgical procedure there are operative and long term complications associated with the Sleeve Gastrectomy
Operative Complications include:
Clots in the Lung (Pulmonary Emboli)
Clots in the Leg (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
Complications due to the anaesthesia
Leak from the staple line
Injury to surrounding organs
Long term complications include:
Port site hernias
Be reassured that in the hands of an experienced surgeon the risks associated with the Sleeve Gastrectomy are small. In addition patients should be aware of the potential issues of excess skin following surgery. Our female patients are advised to avoid pregnancy for 18 months to avoid serious complications to pregnancy.
Always remember that the Sleeve Gastrectomy is a tool to help you lose weight, it is not a cure for obesity.
Weight regain is possible if long term changes to diet and lifestyle are not undertaken.
Is the Sleeve Gastrectomy a reversible procedure?
No. The Sleeve Gastrectomy is a permanent procedure
How long will I have to stay in the Hospital?
It is normal to stay in the hospital for 2-
Will I need time off work?
Yes. The length of time you will require off work will depend on your profession. As a guide it is normal to take between 2-
This is one of the most popular weight loss operations currently done in the world. This involves removal of ¾ of the stomach using stapling devices. This operation is done by a laparoscopic (Key-
Sleeve gastrectomy also induces positive hormonal changes which helps in altering metabolism. It is a non-
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Who will I see before my Surgery?
Your first appointment will be with Mr Irukulla, Upper GI and Bariatric Consultant Surgeon. You will then see the Bariatric Specialist Nurse, Natasha Smith and the Bariatric Dietitian, Deborah Norman.
Will I have to follow a special Diet?
Yes. You will be required to follow a Pre-
After surgery you will reintroduce food slowly over a 6-
Our Dietitian will discuss both the pre and post-