“Gastric sleeve” surgery means that about 80% of your stomach is removed. Because you can eat a lot less, but still feel full, you have a greater ability to lose weight. This surgery is not reversible.
It is possible for a person having Gastric Sleeve surgery to lose between 40% and 70% of their excess weight in the first 1-2 years after surgery. The extent of your weight loss will also depend on your commitment to the supporting eating and exercise plan. The long-term success of this surgery can also depend on adopting an eating plan that does not stretch the remaining section of stomach.
A personal consultation with Dr Ma will help you find out whether this is the right weight loss surgery for you.
Body Mass Index (BMI): A Quick Calculator
If your BMI is 30 – 39.9, you are considered to be obese; 40 – 49.9 is morbidly obese, and 50+ is super obese. BMI can be useful in helping you understand whether you are in a healthy weight range. But it’s only part of the equation. Your initial consultation with Dr Ma includes a thorough medical examination, full medical history and questions about your current lifestyle and weight management history.
Dr Suzanne Ma
MBBS (Monash) FRACS (General) Dr Ma is an expert in weight loss surgery as part of an overall weight loss for life and health program.