Gastric Sleeve

To find out more about this procedure follow the links below to our partner Phoenix Health

Originally introduced to aid weight loss in high risk, very obese patients (BMI >60) who were due to undergo further weight loss surgery such as a staged Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or a duodenal switch, the gastric sleeve (or sleeve gastrectomy) procedure is now offered as a treatment in its own right, used to treat morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The operation is performed using keyhole surgery (laparoscopically). Specialist equipment is used to remove a large proportion of the stomach, leaving it as a long, thin, banana shaped tube with a fraction of its original volume.

There are two main effects of the procedure. The first is that the smaller stomach capacity means that the amount of food that can be eaten is reduced. The second is the reduction in the levels of a hormone called Ghrelin. Ghrelin stimulates the appetite and with less of it in your body, your appetite is reduced and therefore you eat less.

Patients who undergo a sleeve gastrectomy can expect to lose approximately 65% of excess weight, meaning that the procedure lies somewhere between a band and a bypass in terms of effectiveness.

There are some early complications that can occur following the procedure, including staple line leakage, injury to other internal structures, bleeding and gastric reflux. On occasion, a stricture (narrowing) of the reshaped stomach can cause vomiting. Over time, gradual over-stretching of the sleeve can lead to some patients regaining weight and 20-30% of gastric sleeve patients require a revision (re-do) of the procedure in order to maintain their weight loss long term. The risk of complications can be reduced by making sure the procedure is performed by experienced surgeons with an excellent multi-disciplined team.

Enhanced Care ProgrammesSilverGoldPlatinum
 
Treatment of complications – 3 months­­­
Follow up and Band Fills – 2 years­­­
Education Programme – 2 years­­­
Surgeon Led Follow Ups­­­
Bariatric Gift Box­­­
Up to 8 individual consultations with psychologist­­­
Up to 16 individual consultations with psychologist­­­
 

To find out more about this procedure follow the links below to our partner Phoenix Health

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.
    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.

    Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.
    Call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation.  This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.
    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

Our Consultants

  • Professor David Kerrigan

    • Band on Bypass
    • Duodenal Switch
    • Gastric Band
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Intragastric Balloon
  • Mrs Kalpana Devalia

    MBBS MS FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Gen Surg)

    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastric Band
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Intragastric Balloon
  • Midhat Siddiqui

    MBChB (Bristol) 1983, FRCS ( Eng, Edin. & Glasg.), FRCS Gen.Surg.

    • Anti-reflux surgery
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastric Band
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Intragastric Balloon
  • Mr Sanjoy Basu

    MS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (General)

    • Anti-reflux surgery
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastric Band
    • Gastric Bypass
    • Gastric Sleeve
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Intragastric Balloon