Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Singapore
Gastric sleeve, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of bariatric surgery, also known as obesity surgery, that permanently reduces the size of the stomach by about 60 per cent. After dividing the stomach longtitudinally, the resected part of the stomach is removed.
The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is increasingly performed in Singapore, especially for those who are unable to lose weight with lifestyle change or medical intervention alone.
Those who are morbidly obese usually find it difficult shed their excess mass through strict diets and regular exercise. Studies show that in the high BMI range, weight loss from diet and exercise alone is very difficult. If you are facing health issues related to obesity, like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol, it is highly recommended to opt for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Singapore. We can also advise other bariatric surgeries according to your health and your lifestyle.
Should I opt for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Singapore?
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Singapore as with any kind of bariatric procedures – are only recommended for patients with the following body mass index (BMI) and health criteria:
- BMI above 32.5 with obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes , hypertension, OSA and severe kidney, heart and joint diseases
- BMI above 37.5 who are not currently suffering from any illness but are at risk of them
You can calculate your BMI here. We do not recommend laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Singapore if you are able lose weight through proper diet and regular exercise. You can speak to our doctor for more clarification.
We can only advise on the price of our laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy after a consultation with our doctor in Singapore. As this is a complicated procedure, we must ensure all relevant tests are carried out. and that you are fit for the procedure before we proceed with the surgery.
If you need more information on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or the price of the procedures, you can contact our team in Singapore with a call or message or email and we will get back to you within the same day.