SIPS: The latest in weight loss surgery

SIPS: The latest in weight loss surgery

Are you looking for cutting-edge weight loss surgery solutions?

Here at Surgical Weight Loss Centre, we offer SIPS (Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery) to Gold Coast patients who want a long-term solution to obesity and excess weight. As a part of our ongoing dedication to excellent surgical care, we are always staying on top of the very latest treatments and techniques to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

The first steps to overcoming obesity is knowing exactly what it is: a disease. It is an actual medical condition that can have drastic effects on your health, and this is something that we know all too well here. Our reputation of providing superior, safe and sustained weight loss solutions has been built on Dr Jordaan’s 25 years of experience as a gastrointestinal surgeon. He works with highly trained support staff.

When you undergo any weight loss surgery, we will provide you with an auxiliary support system that is second to none and make sure that all your needs and requirements are met throughout your treatment. Our team has been trained and educated in a number of disciplines and are passionate about helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

Bariatric surgery, like any surgery, is not something that should be taken lightly and choosing the right surgeon for weight loss surgery is pivotal to your chances of success. Dr Jordaan will also only ever recommend weight loss treatments that he believes will be to your benefit and he will rigorously assess your medical condition and history in order to tailor a plan that will give you maximum results. One of these procedures, known as SIPS, is being offered to select patients with full disclosure to allow them the freedom of making an independent decision.

So, what is SIPS?

SIPS or Stomach Intestinal Pylorus Sparing Surgery has, in recent studies, shown that it can provide better weight loss results than a generic gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy and with less chance of complications. The SIPS procedure is completed in 3 steps. First, a sleeve gastrectomy must be created before we transect the top of the small bowel (duodenum) just beyond the outlet valve of your stomach (pylorus). We will then connect a loop from the lower part of the small bowel so the distance from the connection to the lower part of the small bowel is at 300cm.   It is a weight loss surgery that has its origins in a procedure developed 30 years ago and it shares it first 2 steps with its parent surgery. When it comes to weight loss surgery, minimising the risk of complications is highly important and SIPS preserves most of the weight loss and metabolic benefits that are sometimes lost during a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery.

What are the potential benefits of SIPS?

SIPS is able to deliver better weight loss results than both a sleeve gastrectomy and a standard gastric bypass that will suit patients with a BMI exceeding 50. It also provides a more dynamic metabolic effect than a sleeve gastrectomy or standard gastric bypass which is also hugely beneficial to patients who suffer from controlled type 2 diabetes.

It can be performed on patients who have already undergone weight loss surgery but have struggled to keep the weight off. By connecting the loop of the small bowel as opposed to the Roux limb we can also reduce the long-term risk that is associated with intestinal obstruction. Your ability to regulate the rate at which food and acid are emptied from your stomach into your intestines is boosted by the fact that your pylorus is retained above the connected loop of the small bowel and prevents the free reflux of bile into your stomach.

This can aid in the reduction of problems that you may experience with a gastric bypass surgery which may include dumping syndrome, unstable blood sugar, food intolerance and restrictions, as well as marginal ulcers. To find out more about this innovative weight loss surgery, or to make an appointment with Dr Jordaan, please click here.

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