Weight Loss Surgery Information


             Sleeve Gastrectomy Facts From Our Clinic

  • Dr Hehir has performed over 230 sleeve gastrectomies.
  • average weight lost is 70% of their excess weight by 1 year.
  • 15% of our patients have lost 90% or more of their excess weight
  • Rate of complications is low, similar to a gall bladder operation.
  • Dr Hehir’s results show a lower than the national average for complications
  • 25% of patients have previously had a lap band with similar outcomes
  • Dr Hehir is a member of ANZMOSS (ANZ Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society)
  • All operations are tracked through the National Bariatric Registry
  • 0% re-operations and 0% gastric leakage.
  • 3% required a gastroscopy post surgery within 12 months
  • 5% required a blood transfusion but recovered fully.


              Reasons for a Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • quality and longevity of life
  • sleep apnoea
  • diabetes
  • musculo-skeletal
  • stroke
  • bowel and breast cancer
  • fertility especially polycystic ovary syndrome
  • cardiac disease
  • work place and social discrimination
  • body image


             Criteria for patient selection

  • any of the above reasons
  • BMI of 32 or above
  • generally aged between 20 and 70 depending on individual assessment
  • the operation cannot be performed in the local Public system so patients need to be financial.
  • please contact us on 44235507 for a quote


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22 Shoalhaven St

Tel: (02) 4423 5507
Fax: (02) 4422 8003