Weight Loss Surgery
Weight-loss surgeries (also known collectively as Bariatric surgery) involve making changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight and reduce your risk of weight-related health problems, including:
Type 2 diabetes
High blood pressure
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
Mr John Robinson is a skilled and experienced fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon who has provided numerous patients with outstanding care and results.
Gastric Sleeve (Sleeve Gastrectomy)
A Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure where four fifths of the stomach is removed, and the remaining narrow tube restricts the volume of food you can eat at any one time. It also reduces the drive to eat and hunger by loss of the hormone produced near the top of the stomach. It is a keyhole procedure done under general anaesthetic and takes about 60 minutes, and an average minimum of one night stay in hospital. Expected excess weight-loss from a sleeve gastrectomy is approximately 60%.
The sleeve gastrectomy procedure is ideal for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnoea, joint and back pain, and other conditions. It is important that you commit to living a healthy and active lifestyle following the procedure.
Gastric Balloon (Allurion Balloon)
This is a short, non-surgical method which consists of swallowing a balloon capsule and then filled with fluid. The balloon works as part of a weight-loss program and will only achieve your chosen goal if used in conjunction with good food choices, portion control and increasing exercise.
Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass)
Gastric Bypass, also called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, is a keyhole procedure done under General Anaesthetic. It takes up to two hours and involves on average a minimum of one night in hospital. The gastric bypass works by creating a small pouch the size of an egg cup, and connecting this directly to the small intestine, thereby bypassing the stomach. This facilitates weight-loss. The expected excess weight-loss from a bypass is approximately 65%.
You will not be able to eat solid food for a time to allow your stomach to heal. A special diet will need to be followed to help transition from liquid to solid foods. It might take a few weeks to completely recover from any discomfort associated with the surgery.