Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) aims to reduce weight and
improve medical conditions which are associated with obesity.
At Sydney Metabolic Surgery we offer:
Tailored solutions to the patient
A multidisciplinary team and approach
Post operative care and support
A sleeve gastrectomy reduces the size of the stomach by removing part of it. Currently, it is the most common type of surgery performed in Australia and it is gaining momentum in other countries as well.
The surgery was discovered accidentally, as it was the first stage of laparoscopic duodenal switch surgery. Due to technical difficulties in patients with a BMI 60 and over, some cases of surgery were cut short after finishing the first stage, which was to sleeve the stomach. Many patient didn’t go back for the second stage as they lost enough weight and maintained it, and the idea of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) as a stand-alone procedure for weight management developed around year 2000.
Sleeve bipartition is also called modified Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
During the procedure, the stomach is sleeved and a hole in the stomach wall, close to the pylorus, is made. This hole in the stomach wall called the second stomach exit is connected to a shortened section of the small intestine that allows the food to go more quickly into the large intestine. The rest of the intestine is then reconnected to the “bypassed” section, so that a portion of the food will still go through the pylorus and the entirety of the intestine.
A gastric bypass procedure will alter your digestive tract by reducing your stomach size and connecting the newly created pouch to the small intestine directly.
The smaller stomach pouch will help you feel full sooner and will reduce your hunger, while the bypassing of a portion of your intestine will reduce the energy absorbed from the ingested food, as well as the absorption of other nutrients.