Mr Sanjay Purkayastha
BSc MBBS MD FRCS
Laparoscopic, General and Bariatric Surgeon
Private Medical Care:
General & gastroenterological surgery
Bariatric / weight loss surgery
Emergency abdominal conditions / surgery
This operation involves converting the stomach into a long, thin tube by stapling it along its length and excising (removing) the excess stomach.
Unlike a gastric bypass where food enters a small pouch and then passes straight into the small bowel, the route that food takes following a sleeve gastrectomy is the same as it took before surgery.
As the stomach is smaller, it is able to hold less and stretches more quickly to give a feeling of fullness and satisfaction. So patients who have had this procedure want to eat less and therefore lose weight.
07591 026 702
The Lindo Wing,
St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street,