About Mr Agrawal
Mr Sanjay Agrawal is a specialist bariatric surgeon, who performs laparoscopic upper GI procedures at London’s Homerton University Hospital.
If you are looking for an experienced obesity surgeon based in London Mr Agrawal has carried out more than 750 keyhole bariatric operations and is designated a ‘Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery(SOEMBS™)’, which makes him unique among other UK surgeons working in this field. Additionally, Mr Agrawal provides clinical instruction on bariatric and laparoscopic procedures to other surgeons, as well as presenting at both national and international conferences and contributing to prestigious medical publications, which offers an indication of his level of expertise in bariatrics.
Sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery is a type of weight-loss surgery where the size of your stomach is reduced by removing the lateral 2/3rds of the stomach (approx. 75-85%) with a stapling device, shaping the remaining stomach into a tube or ‘sleeve’ so that you can only eat small meals.
A sleeve gastrectomy can help you to lose weight by restricting the amount you can eat and reducing your appetite. Like a gastric bypass or band, gastric sleeve surgery restricts the amount of food that you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach so that you feel full faster.
Gastric sleeve surgery is generally safe, but there are always risks when you are having an operation. You will need to discuss these risks with your doctor before deciding if the procedure is right for you.