The team at Brisbane General & Obesity Surgery ensures patients have exceptional results and recovery when it comes to Gastric Sleeve surgery. Most patients stay in hospital less than 24 hours or overnight.
Dr Jason Wong is the only surgeon in Brisbane to perform the surgery using a reduced3-port technique which leads to less incisions and less pain. Dr Wong also has an exceptionally low complication rate and prides himself on zero post-op leaks since he has been performing these surgeries. The incidence of reflux in his sleeve patients is also exceptionally low.
Contact Dr Wong and his team to advise you on whether or not this procedure is suitable for you.
The sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a gastric sleeve surgery, is an effective surgical weight loss procedure involving the reduction of your stomach in an effort to restrict food consumption. It’s widely known as the best “all-around” procedure for obesity.
It is suitable for those with a BMI >35 with comorbidities or a BMI over 40. There are also certain patients with a BMI less than 35, such as those with severe obesity-related comorbidities, or a well-documented history of progressive obesity and failed non-surgical weight loss, including lifestyle modifications and medication, who will benefit from having a sleeve gastrectomy.
While gastric sleeve surgery can be a helpful way to lose weight gradually and change your eating habits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Our expert team will assess your health, your needs, lifestyle, and weight loss goals to determine if this procedure will be suitable for you.
Following gastric sleeve surgery, most patients stay in hospital for one to two nights. Pain is well controlled. Most patients only need paracetamol or may occasionally need stronger pain relief.
Your dietitian will explain your post-surgery diet to you before surgery, but immediately following your procedure you will be on a liquid diet only. They will also provide ongoing care and support, helping to guide you through your new and modified eating plan. Eventually, it is expected that you will be able to eat most normal foods in significantly reduced portion sizes.
In some cases, patients will experience reflux, but Dr Wong has a very low rate of reflux in his patients. Weight gain can also occur eventually after this procedure; however, Dr Wong’s multidisciplinary bariatric care program is designed to address as many non-surgical factors as possible to assist in the long-term maintenance of weight loss. We make every effort to ensure that our patients are properly supported with the right tools, information, and aftercare.
Gastric sleeve surgery is becoming more and more popular due to its success in reducing stomach size and gradually allowing for weight loss. In line with a healthy, balanced diet and other healthy habits, it can be highly successful if the patient is committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Reflux can be an issue in gastric sleeve patients, with some studies quoting new reflux disease developing in up to 31.6% of patients after sleeve gastrectomy. In those cases, some patients require a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.
However, less than 3-4% of Dr Wong’s patients have gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, with the majority being controlled with medication. Only a few patients so far in his career have required revision surgery. This low rate is attributed to Dr Wong’s excellent surgical technique, as well as appropriate patient selection.
If you think a gastric sleeve surgery may be suitable for you, we will arrange a consultation and provide more information about the process. Before committing to any of our procedures, our doctors always ensure you are informed of the procedure.
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