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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery procedure providing excellent long term weight loss results. BodyFree offers fixed fee gastric sleeve surgery programs to insured patients for $3,750. Uninsured fixed fee programs are also available with fees starting at $13,490 in a private hospital. Contact us on 9565 5505 to start your weight loss surgery journey.

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What is Gastric Sleeve surgery?

The Gastric Sleeve procedure (Formally known as sleeve gastrectomy or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)) is performed using a few small laparoscopic (keyhole) incisions.

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How does the Gastric Sleeve work?

The Gastric Sleeve procedure is successful due to several effective mechanisms all working together. Firstly, you will now be satisfied with much smaller portions of food and feel full earlier.

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Gastric Sleeve surgery pros and cons

Excellent weight loss success and long-term maintenance. Ability to tolerate a normal range of food choices. Good for mild to moderately controlled diabetes.

Is Gastric Sleeve right for me?

There are a few criteria used to determine suitability for Gastric Sleeve surgery. Our surgeons will consider your BMI (Body Mass Index) and in addition also consider the your overall health and any existing medical diagnoses. Our surgeons perform weight loss surgery on patients with a BMI of 35 and above. There are however exceptions. With a BMI of 30-34, our Bariatric Surgeons would discuss your particular concerns and any existing conditions (eg. Diabetes, sleep apnoea, arthritis, PCOS) with you in order to determine suitability for the procedure. Our reception team can provide general guidance on your suitability for surgery when speaking with you and give you clear advice on your wright loss surgery options.

Testimonials

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Had bypass surgery with Dr Joseph and his team on 25/7/23 at East Sydney Private Hospital. From the first contact with the team Heather and Bianca, I felt at ease. Dr Joseph is so understanding and makes you feel at ease from the first consultation. Natasha the dietician was very easy to talk to and she provided me with all the tools and knowledge I needed to reach my surgery date with ease. My surgery date arrived and the team made me feel relaxed going in to theatre. I joked with the nurses after that I was sure dr Joseph just put me to sleep as he must have known I needed a good nap because honestly I felt great from the moment I woke up. Only had panadol for pain meds, I didn’t have any pain at all. I’m 4 days PO now and only feel a little bruised around the ribs but nothing that I need pain meds for. The hospital and staff were amazing also, so attentive and caring. I can’t thank the BodyFree team and East Sydney Hospital enough for everything, you are all amazing!

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Michelle Maulguet

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I had surgery (VSG) with Dr Joseph a little more than 2 years ago, and can’t fault the process, professionalism and results!

The team are amazing – Heather and Bianca are so genuine caring and helpful. Dr Joseph and Dr Andrew (I forget his surname!) were kind, compassionate and so understanding of me and my needs!

They supported me through from initial enquiry, all the way through to post operative care!

I tell everyone, if you’re looking for a great surgical team, you can’t go past the Body Free Clinic!

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Tracey Spiteri

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Dr Joseph is an incredible and kind surgeon. Post operatively I have had no problems and feel like I never had surgery- it’s amazing! The girls on the front are super helpful and kind too. Great team!!

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Tessa

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About the BodyFree team

BodyFree has helped more than 2000 people take control of their lives and their health through weight loss surgery. We offer a holistic approach aimed at helping our patients develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

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Preparing for Gastric Sleeve surgery

The Gastric Sleeve is now the most commonly performed bariatric surgery and brings an excellent balance of long term sustained weight loss, together with a great quality of life.

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Post-Operative journey

Routine medications can be recommenced as directed in the post-operative phase. Any blood-thinning agents that patients were previously taking will also be recommenced as directed by the medical team.

Gastric Sleeve surgery program fees and inclusions

If you have Private Health Insurance that covers you for Bariatric Surgery (and this is your first bariatric procedure), the total out of pocket cost for our all inclusive program for Gastric Sleeve surgery is $3,750. With Medicare only cover (no Private Insurance), we offer uninsured programs (including surgery in a private hospital) with a total out of pocket cost for $13,490 for our basic program with limited follow up or $14,990 our all inclusive program. Our all inclusive programs include all surgery costs (including surgeon, anaesthetist and surgical assistant), two years of post operative care with our bariatric physician and surgeon, and pre and post operative consults will a dietitian. Please note, you would need to have a GP referral for both the surgeon and dietitian in order to claim the available Medicare rebates (and ensure costs remain as quoted).

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