Bariatric Procedures

Bariatric procedures involve in making changes to your digestive system to help lose weight. In addition, these operations are very effective in controlling diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and high cholesterol, amongst many other conditions.

Bariatric Surgery is done when diet and exercise haven’t worked or when serious health problems arise because of being overweight.

Some Bariatric procedures limit how much you can eat and are called restrictive. Other procedures work by reducing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, called metabolic procedures. Some procedures doombine both.

These procedures also have an ability to prevent future health problems, enjoy a better quality of life and a longer lifespan.

The Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure that removes part of the stomach. The sleeve gastrectomy transforms your stomach from an expandable food reservoir the size of a large grapefruit to a narrow tube the size of a small banana (removing approximately 80% of the stomach).

How does it work?

The Sleeve Gastrectomy reduces your stomach size, limiting the amount you can eat. It also changes the way your stomach senses and regulates appetite, so you’ll feel full more quickly.

What are the benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve Gastrectomy studies have shown that weight-related illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and arthritis, will be improved or may enter remission.

Will it work for me?

To support your success as with any weight loss surgery, patients need to be prepared to work hard and follow the advice given by your clinical team.

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Gastric Bypass

What is Gastric Bypass?

Gastric Bypass is one of the most performed types of Bariatric surgery. First performed in 1967, the gastric bypass has stood the test of time and is still the most reliable procedure, for maximal weight loss. A gastric bypass works by creating a small pouch from the upper stomach, which is then connected to the small intestine.

How does the Gastric Bypass work?

After a Gastric bypass, swallowed food will go into this small pouch of the stomach and then directly into the small intestine, bypassing most of the stomach. It will then be difficult to eat quickly or eat too much, therefore reducing portion sizes and requiring you to spread out meals throughout the day.

What are the benefits of Gastric Bypass?

Gastric Bypass studies have shown that sufficient weight loss is achieved and weight-related illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and arthritis, will be improved or may enter remission.

Will it work for me?

To support your success as with any weight loss surgery, patients need to be prepared to work hard and follow the advice given by your clinical team.

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Mini-Gastric Bypass

What is Mini-Gastric Bypass?

A gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that involves reducing the size of the stomach to facilitate early satiety and bypassing a section of the intestine to limit food absorption. Reduction in the size of the stomach also restricts the amount of food intake and appetite.

A gastric bypass works by creating a small pouch from the upper stomach, which is then connected to the small intestine. The Mini–Gastric Bypass is similar to the Gastric Bypass, however, this uses only one join to the new gastric pouch formed by surgically stapling the stomach, while the Gastric Bypass uses two joins.

How does it work?

After a Mini-Gastric Bypass, swallowed food will go into this small pouch of the stomach and then directly into the small intestine, bypassing most of the stomach. It will then be difficult to eat quickly or eat too much, therefore reducing portion sizes and requiring you to spread out meals throughout the day.

What are the benefits of the Mini-Gastric Bypass?

Gastric Bypass studies have shown that weight-related illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and arthritis, will be improved or may enter remission.

Will it work for me?

To support your success as with any weight loss surgery, patients need to be prepared to work hard with the mini-gastric bypass and follow the advice given by your clinical team.

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What will my weight loss journey look like?

Before Treatment

A friendly welcome

One of our team members will organise your initial consultation with one of our specialised dietitians

Your initial consultation

This will be an opportunity to meet with your dietitian, to discuss the best weight loss treatment options for you.

Meet your clinical team

Following your initial consultation with your dietitian, you will also meet with your surgeon to discuss the chosen procedure. You may also opt to meet with our team weight management psychologist.

Treatment

Pre-assessment

A few days before your procedure you will have to attend a pre-assessment appointment at our hospital.

Day of treatment

On the day of your surgery, you will be welcomed at the hospital by the nursing staff, who will take you to your private room and prepare you for your surgery.

Your procedure

You will be taken down to theatres to have your procedure and will usually require an overnight stay at the hospital.

Aftercare

Following your operation

Around 48 hours after your procedure one of our team members will be in touch to see how you are and to answer any questions you may have.

Dietitian support

You will have a minimum of three appointments with your dietitian to go over the post-operative diet plan.

Support that stays with you

You will have regular contact with your surgeon and dietitian, who will work with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

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