Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

A Sleeve Gastrectomy is much simpler than a Gastric Bypass but creates a similar effect, where about 80% of your stomach is removed, leaving a thin tube, or a ’sleeve’ which holds about 50-100ml of fluid.

The consequence of this procedure is the restriction of the volume of food that you can consume to reduce the amount you eat because you feel full quicker and very likely to eat less.

This also has a very positive effect on diabetes patients and often patients stop their medication after surgery (under guidance of their physician).

Sleeve Gastrectomy

How should I prepare for surgery?

To prepare for your surgery, if you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking due to the increased risk of developing an infection post surgery which can slow down your recovery and consequently may lead to complications.

Furthermore, you may also be asked to switch to a low-fat and low-carb diet a couple of weeks prior to your operation as this will help to reduce the size of your liver, making it easier and safer to perform the Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Where will the surgery take place?

The surgery will be performed at the Spire Hospital by Mr Mehta, accompanied by his anaesthetist who will administer a general anaesthetic, which means you will be fast asleep when you are having the procedure and you won’t be able to feel anything.

The procedure normally takes about an hour and most patients are able to go home a couple of days later, with recovery taking between 6-8 weeks.

The Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure has become more popular in recent years and is now also performed as a keyhole procedure, allowing for a faster recovery period.

How much does a Sleeve Gastrectomy Cost?

As a general guide, a Sleeve Gastrectomy starts at the price of £9,352 although may vary according to your BMI.  An exact quotation will be provided from the hospital after an initial consultation with Mr Mehta. 

Mr Mehta is an experienced and highly regarded surgeon, having performed hundreds of weight loss procedures with excellent outcomes for his patients.

Mr Mehta was very professional and informative throughout my consultation. He listened to my questions carefully and answered honestly and appropriately with the patients best interest at heart.

I proceeded to go head with my gastric sleeve surgery and have had no complications and a speedy recovery since.

Mr Mehta even called the hospital during the night out of his working hours to check on my progress. I would like to deeply thank Mr Mehta for being such a great surgeon. I could not have asked for any better. 👏🏼💕

AM - Leeds

My experience of my procedure with Mr Sam Mehta was faultless. He was informative, caring and gave me much to think about after my initial consultation.

I had my procedure in April and recovered well and am losing weight successfully. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring a similar procedure.

JA - Leeds

I had been toying with the idea of a gastric band for years and finally built up the courage to go for a consultation.

I was very nervous about the procedure so I asked many questions.
Mr Mehta answered all of my questions open and honestly putting my mind at rest, with a relaxed and friendly manner.

I decided to go ahead with the surgery and had my procedure May of this year. Everything went to plan and I am now seeing great results.

Thank you Mr Mehta

PE - Leeds