Choosing the right type of weight loss surgery is important as it will determine what happens to your body during and after the procedure. Several different types of obesity surgery are available in the UK, including gastric bands, gastric bypasses and gastric sleeve surgery. Read on to learn more about why choosing gastric sleeve surgery could be a good idea.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a procedure to remove a large portion of your stomach. You will be left with a small, sleeve like stomach that will fill up much faster. It should help you to feel more satisfied with smaller meals while you are dieting. Since your stomach will be much smaller, it will also be producing less of the hormones that stimulate your appetite. You should therefore feel less hungry, even though you are dieting.
Who Should Consider Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
In order to have a sleeve gastrectomy, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria for obesity surgery. You could be a good candidate if you have a BMI of at least 40 and you have already tried to lose weight in other ways. You may be eligible if you have a BMI of 35-40 and you are affected by a condition such as type 2 diabetes that is linked to your weight. You will also need to be prepared to make significant, long term changes to your lifestyle in order to make the surgery a success.
Gastric sleeve surgery could be the best type of weight loss surgery if you struggle with hunger when you are dieting or you want a procedure that provides the following advantages:
Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery
- Simpler and faster procedure than a gastric bypass
- Doesn’t change the route food takes through your digestive system
- Fewer follow up appointments than for a gastric band
- Most people experience rapid weight loss if they stick to their diet
- Reduces hunger as well as the amount you can eat