ADVANTAGES

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) operation

  • Been around for 20 years

  • Most popular in Australia

  • Simple but effective operation, one staple line

  • Many weight related medical problems can be cured or significantly approved

  • Excess weight loss of 60-70%*

  • Diabetes resolution rate of 50%-90%*

  • Improved quality of life

  • Most patients only stay for two nights in the hospital

*results vary from person to person

DISADVANTAGES

  • Leak from the staple line can occur rarely but when it does happen can be difficult to heal up

  • Reflux needing medication in 20%, severe needing more surgery in 4%

  • Weight regain over time in some patients

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SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

The Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is again performed laparoscopically or in a key hole fashion. It is the most popular operation for weight loss in Australia with over 20000 sleeves performed in 2019. 

THE PROCEDURE

The stomach is 'mobilised' and 80% is removed from the outer 'stretchier' side. This results in a small volume and firmer, less distensible stomach. It also removes the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, the hunger hormone. So that patients don't feel as hungry and can't eat as much without feeling full.

OBESITY & WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY ADELAIDE

386 UNLEY ROAD
UNLEY PARK SA 5061

(08) 7082 9220

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