Gastric Sleeve

A safe and effective bariatric surgery, gastric sleeve surgery has become a popular weight loss solution for individuals affected by severe obesity. If you have been considering weight loss surgery to regain health and happiness, Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure may be the right option for you.

Gastric sleeve surgery, sometimes also referred to as Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a bariatric procedure designed to help patients feel fuller, thus decreasing their desire to eat as much or as often and reducing hunger sensation.

At American Hospital Dubai, gastric sleeve patients testify to have lost a significant amount of weight from their surgeries and are now living longer healthier lives. Additionally, our team of experts remains in contact with patients to ensure that each of them has a positive journey towards achieving their weight loss goals.

How Does Gastric Sleeve Procedure Work?

The stomach stretches to an overly large size with excessive consumption of food. Consequently, the patients remain unsatisfied despite taking large volumes of high-calorie meals. Gastric sleeve surgery fixes this, transforming the pouch-shaped stomach into a sleeve shape by removing the portion of the stomach. Subsequently, it leaves a much smaller stomach behind that reduces the production of hunger-inducing hormones.

Gastric sleeve surgery brings profound changes to life!

  • It reduces hunger, which minimizes the production of a hunger-inducing hormone “ghrelin”,
  • It takes shorter operating time compared to other weight-loss surgical procedures,
  • It enhances stomach motility, which allows food to pass the stomach quickly,
  • It offers overall improved quality of life.

How Gastric Sleeve Surgery is Performed?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a relatively simple procedure to perform that results in less complications like vitamin deficiencies, fast recovery times and instant weight loss results, as patients can lose weight over a significantly shorter period of time.

Taking approximately 40-70 minutes, the procedure begins with tiny incisions made in the abdominal wall in order to insert small trocars. The Surgeon inspects the stomach and inserts a Bougie tube into the stomach to give stomach a new size and shape using a stapler. The continuous firing of stapler removes the stomach by 75 to 80 percent of its original volume, leaving behind the new banana-shaped stomach.

Post-Surgery Recovery:

While the pain is easily manageable after the procedure, the patients are encouraged to walk as early as 3 to 4 hours after the surgery. They are typically discharged from hospital in a day or two, and can resume their work/studies within two to three weeks. In addition, the members of our weight loss team makes sure to facilitate patients every step of the way, and may schedule appointments for follow-ups at regular intervals.

How Safe is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve is extremely safe, and poses little or no risks that are otherwise associated with surgical interventions and anaesthesia. Patients are required to observe strict compliance to post-surgical dietary and exercise guidelines, so they may achieve satisfactory outcomes from the surgery.

Our surgical support staff has a wealth of experience in bariatric surgeries, and which is why we have successfully performed numerous weight loss surgeries, as also testified by our patients. You may book your appointment with us for Gastric Sleeve Surgery Dubai using online form with complete confidence.