gastric sleeve diagram showing full stomach and then stomach post-op which is reduced by 80%

The Gastric Sleeve Explained

Diagram of a Sleeve Gastrectomy

The gastric sleeve is a popular option for patients with a BMI of 35 and that have been struggling with weight loss for some time, even whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The procedure itself revolves around removing a large portion of the stomach, up to 80%, in order to restrict the amount of food that you are able to consume at any one time. This surgery also removes the part of the stomach that produces the most amount of ghrelin, effectively suppressing the production of the hunger hormone significantly, leading to a decrease in appetite. When it comes to recovery, patients can differ slightly, however it is generally understood that individuals will require 1 – 2 weeks off of work (at least) will a full recovery expected between 6 and 8 weeks post-op. The gastric sleeve is widely considered one of the most popular bariatric surgeries available.

When it comes to aftercare, Allure Weightloss provides patients with a HCPC registered Dietitian and Bariatric Nurse in order to ensure your recovery goes according to plan. Patients should understand that electing for gastric sleeve surgery should not be considered lightly, especially as major lifestyle changes are necessary in order to ensure a proper and healthy recovery. For example, changes to what, how much, and how you eat will have to be made.

Bariatric Surgeons

An Allure Patient will have access to top-bariatric consultant surgeons in the UK, these include Mr Jambulingam, Mr Madhok, and Mr Sultan. Our team of surgeons were handpicked for their talent, experience, expertise and their overall dedication to providing a quality service. Along with the gastric sleeve, these consultants also perform the gastric bypass and the less invasive gastric balloon placements for our patients. You can find all our consultants here.

Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam
Mr Jambulingam

Three Locations Across England

Like our surgeons, Allure carefully select the facilities that we use, in order to ensure patient satisfaction, safety, and quality of care received. Whilst we have 12 clinics overall, three are currently dedicated to bariatric surgeries such as the gastric sleeve. These include the Spire Bushey clinic, Derby Clinic, and Oaklands Private Hospital. Once you’ve left hospital, your gastric sleeve aftercare will be handled by our dedicated and experienced team.


The cost of bariatric surgeries depends on a variety of factors, including location. Our prices are all-inclusive and we will never hide any costs from you. A gastric sleeve is an investment in your future, and we respect the necessity for transparency at ever part of your journey. Get in touch with an Allure representative to learn more.

Book Your Consultation

Booking your consultation is simple, give Allure Weightloss a call today in order to discuss the procedure, process, and how we can help arrange a , feel free to use our enquiry form.

Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of bariatric surgery in the UK. This means that we are held to, and operate under, strict quality standards. Our motto is Ethical, Transparent, and Informative.

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