The gastric sleeve is a purely restrictive procedure, originally developed as the first of a two-stage procedure when the anaesthetic risk associated with a gastric bypass or duodenal switch was too high. Many patients did so well with the gastric sleeve alone that no further surgery was required and today it is fast becoming a popular alternative to the gastric bypass
as a much simpler and quicker procedure to perform.
A Gastric Sleeve is for you if:
- You have tried other means of weight loss without success. You need a more permanent intervention
- You have a BMI of 35kg/m2 or over
- You don't feel you could comply with the lifestyle changes of a gastric band
- You don't want the irreversible change or are too young for a gastric bypass