The Gastric sleeve (laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy) is the world’s fastest growing weight loss procedure. It has grown rapidly in popularity in recent years and now accounts for more procedures in the NHS than the gastric band or gastric bypass.
Its growing popularity stems from the fact that it offers good weight loss (through reduced stomach capacity and appetite suppression), good resolution of weight-related health issues and its simplicity compared to gastric bypass performed by skilled surgeons.
Our sleeve patients describe both a change and reduction in appetite immediately after surgery. This can lead to dramatic weight loss in the short term. Most studies show patients losing 60-70% of their excess weight, sufficient to deliver dramatic health improvements and, by extension, increase life expectancy.