The benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery

The benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery are very similar to those for gastric banding, gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD with/without duodenal switch).

Dramatic weight loss is the first and most important benefit: if you have had a two stage procedure such as a sleeve gastrectomy with a duodenal switch then you could be looking at least

  • 80% weight loss in the first twelve months after surgery.
  • This is an average figure. It can vary from one person to another.
  • It will reduce your risk of developing a co-morbidity such as heart disease, stroke or liver disease: if you already have one or more of these obesity-related conditions then these will improve dramatically. In some cases the condition will disappear altogether.
    This is particularly the case with Type 2 diabetes.

    Other equally important benefits include a greater sense of self-worth, improved confidence levels and a more positive outlook on life in general. If you have depression and/or anxiety then this will improve as your overall sense of wellbeing improves.

    As we have said before: this is not a ‘cure’; rather it should be seen as the first step towards a new lifestyle and a new you.

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