Simple and straightforward, the gastric sleeve removes about 75% of the stomach, restricting food intake and offering up to 20-30% body weight loss. By removing the fundus of the stomach and reducing ghrelin hormone levels , it reduces hunger sensation in most patients allowing for easier long-term weight loss and maintenance. This procedure can be performed using an almost scarless ‘microlap’ technique.
The most popular of our bariatric procedures, the gastric bypass cuts away about 80% of the stomach and bypasses a portion of the small intestine. This combination allows patients to lose up to 25-35% of their body weight partly through an effect on gut hormones reducing hunger and enhancing fullness. It is particularly beneficial for those suffering from type-2 diabetes and GORD (acid reflux / heartburn).
Orbera Gastric Balloon
The Orbera gastric balloon is a weight loss method that uses endoscopy rather than surgery to offer patients moderate weight loss. A balloon is inserted into the stomach through the oesophagus and remains for 6 or 12 months, forcing patients to eat less. It is combined with a 6-month lifestyle modification programme to offer 10-15% body weight loss.
Elipse Gastric Balloon Pill
The Elipse gastric balloon pill is a non-surgical, non-endoscopic solution for patients who wish to lose a moderate amount of weight. A balloon is swallowed in pill form and remains in the stomach for 4 months. A 6- or 12-month lifestyle management programme complements the balloon for long term weight maintenance.
The gastric band offers an adjustable weight loss solution in the form of a permanently implanted silicone ring placed at the top of the stomach using minimally invasive surgery. Patients eat less at every meal and may lose a moderate amount of weight (20% body weight loss). The band can be removed surgically if warranted. This procedure can be performed using an almost scarless ‘microlap’ technique.
Mini Gastric Bypass
The mini or one anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) uses restriction, malabsorption and hormonal control to offer exceptional weight loss. The OAGB employs a single anastomosis versus two for the gastric bypass allowing for shorter procedure time and theoretically, fewer early complications with greater weight loss and health benefits.
Redo, or revisional weight loss surgery, is for patients who have already had previous weight loss surgery which has either failed or has led to unmanageable complications. This type of surgery may be aimed at correcting a problem or may involve converting the current operation into another type.
Non Surgical Weight Loss Solutions
Our highly experienced team of professionals, including physicians, dieticians and personal trainers, offers non-surgical solutions to obesity. These programs are open to individuals who are overweight, committed to losing weight and changing their lifestyle to achieve modest weight reduction and health improvements.
Surgery For Diabetes
Losing weight helps improve diabetic control, but weight loss surgery can effectively cure type diabetes in over 80% of cases. Aside from their weight loss effects, the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures have an effect on the body’s hormonal mechanisms, which can result in complete resolution of type II diabetes.