The Gastric Sleeve is a procedure most suitable for patients with a BMI over 35 or with medical conditions such as type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure.
The procedure involves reducing the stomach in size and altering its shape like a long slim tube. The result is patients becoming fuller faster, eating less and successfully losing weight post-surgery.
As seen in patients following a Gastric Bypass procedure, the majority of patients who have a Gastric Sleeve see a reduction in blood pressure and often an alleviation of type 2 Diabetes symptoms (Source British Obesity and Metabolic Society**).
The package provided by the specialist bariatric team at The Weymouth Street Hospital is different from other providers in that your procedure is managed and delivered by London Teaching Hospital Bariatric Surgeons. We support you fully through your weight loss journey and offer a discreet, caring and personal service. Having weight loss surgery is more than just an operation, it can be life changing.
We include the service of a specially trained dietician and psychologist as part of your package with us. The care that they provide along with the surgeon led support are the reasons why so many people recommend our bariatric team.
What our patients say:
My weight just crept up on me. Having the operation has helped me feel better about myself and has given me more confidence.
Brett, 27. Patient comment 2015*.
The procedure for The Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve
Recovery from the procedure
Why Choose The Weymouth Street Hospital
What will it cost
The Weymouth Street Hospital offers:
- Some of the most experienced London based consultant surgeons, anaesthetists and nursing teams
- Excellent care in our central London Hospital
- State of the art facilities in a discreet and tranquil environment
- The reassurance of care in a general surgical hospital
- Fully inclusive and competitive packages with no hidden extras
Our team are amongst the most experienced that Harley Street has to offer. Unlike the commercial clinic chains we offer our services directly to you so there are no sales people involved, just medical professionals dedicated to your care and wellbeing.
At Weymouth Street Hospital you will never see a sales person and you will meet your surgeon at your first consultation. This ensures that you will only be ever given expert advice from the moment you walk in the door. Our specialist bariatric nurse will speak to you prior to your consultation and ensure you see the right surgeon for you.
This is a medically supervised weight loss programme. The amount of weight loss achieved is variable and depends on complying with dietary advice and following a healthy lifestyle.
** British Obesity Metabolic Society Clinical papers: Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom: A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Clinical CareIan J. Douglas , Krishnan Bhaskaran,Rachel L. Batterham, Liam Smeeth. Published: December 22, 2015
Key Conclusions: Bariatric surgery as delivered in the UK healthcare system is associated with dramatic weight loss, sustained at least 4 y after surgery. This weight loss is accompanied by substantial improvements in pre-existing T2DM and hypertension, as well as a reduced risk of incident T2DM, hypertension, angina, MI, and obstructive sleep apnoea. Widening the availability of bariatric surgery could lead to substantial health benefits for many people who are morbidly obese.