At Healthier Weight we specialise in all forms of weight loss surgery, including the gastric sleeve (sleeve gastrectomy). On this page, we provide all you need to understand the procedure, your eligibility for it and what it takes to be successful. You can go into more detail at any point by using our ‘go deeper’ links.
If you have a question you would like to discuss in person, please call us. All of the team here are trained in all the procedures and will be happy to discuss things.
Please don’t underestimate the importance of long-term aftercare after your sleeve. Your immediate priority will be to lose weight but it's important to have regular reviews after surgery to make sure you maximise your weight loss, that you maintain it and, most importantly, you achieve all of the health benefits you are seeking. We include regular blood tests and clinic reviews for 2 years within our package. Few other providers include these blood tests, yet they are essential to your nutritional well-being.
This page should provide everything you need to develop a good understanding of the sleeve. We can answer any other questions you may have on the telephone or at your free consultation with our surgeon. We’ll be happy to provide a personalised quotation, including details of the payment plans available to you. Request your personalised quotation here or call 0800 313 4618.
How much does it cost?
The cost of sleeve surgery varies enormously depending on who does it, the hospital it is done in and the breadth of the aftercare and support package provided. For this reason we provide personalised quotations in writing so you know what you getting. The Care Quality Commission expect providers to explain prices clearly in this way. We also include information on the payment plans available. You can request your personalised quotation here or call 0800 313 4618.
Also, please use this link to see how your gastric sleeve procedure could fund itself through savings on food and meals. Read how you too may be able to make cost savings after your surgery.
Our trade secrets sections are designed to give you the inside track on the procedures and tell you the things that other providers might be reluctant to.
The sleeve is a great procedure and most patients see fast weight loss, faster than for any other procedure. The sleeve is younger than the bypass or band so we don’t have as much idea about the long term outcomes. We suspect that weight may be regained, to some degree, after the first 3 or 4 years post surgery. It means that learning new eating habits while the sleeve is new is just as important as with the other procedures. With these new habits you have a better chance of maintaining your new weight.
The sleeve is probably the riskiest weight loss surgery procedure. We say this because the staple line where the stomach is cut can leak. This can be a problem as it can take a long time to heal. Before going ahead you must make sure you fully understand the risk of a leak and its implications. More so than for the other procedures we think the provider, surgeon and hospital you choose are critical to increasing your chances of a good outcome and to reducing the risk of a complication.
We pride ourselves on our gastric sleeve expertise. If you have any questions that are not answered on this page you’ll find them at our ‘sleeve centre’. Visit our sleeve centre here.