One of our Patient Support Team members will organise your initial consultation with one of our expert bariatric Surgeons.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
One of the reasons I had surgery was to help my MS but another reason was fertility issues, being over weight meant it was harder for me.
The Gastric Sleeve, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, is where the capacity of your stomach is reduced by 80%. Transforming your stomach from an expandable food reservoir the size of a large grapefruit to a narrow tube the size of a small banana.
How does the gastric sleeve work?
The Gastric Sleeve reduces your stomach size, limiting the amount you can eat. It also changes the way your stomach senses and regulates appetite, so you’ll feel full more quickly. Unlike a diet, there isn’t a constant fight against hunger.
Many studies have shown that Gastric sleeves are a very effective weight loss treatment, with a typical Streamline sleeve patient, who is 6 stone overweight, losing 4-5 stone.
Gastric Sleeve studies have also shown that weight related illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and arthritis, will be improved or may enter remission.
Am I suitable?
The Gastric Sleeve has been designed to support patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or more, with other medical conditions, such as diabetes or high pressure or for someone with a BMI of 35 and above and you can calculate this via our online tool.
To support your success as with any weight loss surgery, patients need to be prepared to work hard and follow the advice given by your clinical team.
However, not everyone is suitable for the Gastric Sleeve procedure and you would need an initial assessment with a Bariatric Consultant Specialist to assess your suitability and ensure the Gastric Sleeve is right for you.
At Streamline we offer a bespoke service to all of our patients – this is because all our patients are unique in their own way and they are likely to have different needs and requirements. When you book a free consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons we will arrange a pre-consultation telephone call for you. This is where our surgeon will call you prior to your consultation and go through the details of the operation you are considering.
Your initial consultation is an opportunity to meet with your surgeon, to discuss your weight loss history and the best weight loss treatment options for you.
Following your initial consultation with your surgeon, you will also meet with one of our dietitians to discuss your pre and post-surgery care and diet plan, to maximise your weight loss success.
A few days before your procedure you will have to attend a pre-assessment appointment at your treating hospital.
On the day of your surgery, you will be welcomed at your treating hospital by the nursing staff, who will take you to your private room and prep you for your surgery.
You will be taken down to theatres to have your procedure and will usually require an overnight stay at the hospital.
Around 48 hours after your procedure one of our bariatric nursing team will be in touch to see how you are and to answer any questions you may have.
Shortly after your call from our nurse you will have an appointment with your dietitian to go over through the post-operative diet plan.
All of our patients benefit from a 2-year aftercare programme, where you’ll have regular contact with your surgeon and our support team, who will work with you to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
If so you may be eligible to have weight loss surgery at Streamline Surgical using your VitalityHealth Insurance.
VitalityHealth are offering weight loss surgery to members who meet their eligibility criteria. We are delighted to work in partnership with VitalityHealth, the only UK private health insurer to offer bariatric surgery.
Your consultation is free and you‘re under no obligation to go ahead with surgery. Complete your details below and we‘ll be in touch with more information. Don‘t worry, we won‘t share your details with anyone else, we just need them so we can get in touch and help in the best way possible.