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Mr Sanjay Agrawal

MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, FRCSGlasg,
FRCS (Gen. Surg), FASMBS

Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

About Sleeve Gastrectomy

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.

The gastric sleeve procedure takes one to two hours. The surgeon will usually be able to work laparoscopically, which means that you will only need small, keyhole incisions. You will need to have a general anaesthetic.

On average, a person will lose 50-60 % of their excess body weight (the difference between their weight before the operation and their healthy weight) within a year with gastric sleeve surgery. However, the surgery won’t do all of the hard work for you. Although having gastric sleeve surgery should make sticking to your diet a little easier, you will still need to follow your diet plan very carefully.

What are the alternatives?

Surgery should only be used for weight loss after you have tried losing weight by dieting and exercising. Your doctor might also recommend trying certain medicines before considering surgery. If you are sure about bariatric surgery, you have a few alternative procedures to consider. In addition to sleeve gastrectomy, it is possible to have a stomach band fitted or to undergo a gastric bypass operation.

How It Works?

Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of a large section of your stomach. Reducing the size of your stomach will restrict the amount you can eat. It will also reduce your appetite by decreasing the production of appetite stimulating hormones in your stomach.

The sleeve gastrectomy is usually performed as a laparoscopic procedure, through four or five keyhole incisions. The operation will take one to two hours and requires a general anaesthetic. A large part of your stomach will be removed. The remaining section will be shaped into a sleeve or tube about the size of a banana and sealed using staples. You will need to stay in hospital for two to three nights after the procedure and it will be two or three weeks before you are fully recovered.

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve / Sleeve Gastrectomy Fees

  • Rivers Hospital£8,365*
  • Spire London East Hospital£8,582*
  • Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital£9,340*For BMI < 50 & £11,450 For BMI > 50*
  • BMI The London Independent Hospital£9,950*For BMI < 50 & £10,950 For BMI > 50*

* Please note that these are guide prices and based on you being fit for the procedure - quotes may vary according to individual requirements and discuss this with team following your consultation.

The hospitals where Mr Agrawal works has 0% finance options to allow you to spread the sleeve gastrectomy cost over a 6, 10 or 12-month period completely interest-free.

* During the ongoing pandemic, there may be an additional fee for the COVID-19 test - please ring the relevant hospital for an up-to-date package price of the surgery

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Testimonials & Case Studies

 

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  • After

“Since having the operation I can now go into any shop and buy the clothes I love, rather than the clothes that just fit my size. I could never have imagined buying a size 10 before. The operation has not effected my social life in any way.”

Maria

 

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  • After

“My experience of Mr. Agrawal was very positive, he was very positive about doing the surgery, he was very relaxed and I was very confident in him. I would definitely recommend Mr. Agrawal.”

Louise

 

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  • After

“Mr. Agrawal, that’s a lot of fun, absolute brilliant guy.”

Plaxy

 

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  • After

“I was a bit scared going to see him, I’d brought my husband with me, in case I forgot what he said. Having someone beside me was very useful. He explained the procedures and types of procedure, and which one I could go for. He was very down to earth and straight forward, I found it very pleasant”

Jane

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