CWLS provides the latest surgical treatments for safe and effective weight loss.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
The sleeve gastrectomy is the most common weight loss operation in New Zealand and now world wide. The operation reduces the size stomach from a 2 litre capacity to a 50ml long thin tube. The surplus stomach is removed and disgarded. No intestine is re-routed. The average excess body weight loss is 70% at one year
- Rapid weight loss as hunger and satiety control is instantaneous. Most people approach goal weight by 12 months.
- The integrity of the gastrointestinal tract is maintained so there is less risk of vitamin deficiencies compared to gastric bypass
- The staple line that secures the divided stomach very occasionally leaks requiring re-hospitalisation and re-intervention
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux can develop after surgery in 20% of patients
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