Laparoscopic Sleeve

Most common surgery performed by keyhole surgery. Expected weight loss of 30% of total body weight at the end of the program can be achieved

Laparoscopic Sleeve (Gastric Sleeve)

*Weight loss results vary from person to person

Key Features

One of the most performed weight loss procedures in Australia
Performed Laparoscopically (by keyhole surgery) – less scars and less time in hospital
Proven and long-lasting weight loss
All the benefits of the Complete Care Program
Suitable for patients with a BMI over 35
We also offer revisional surgery for those who have had complications or weight regain related to previous operations particularly laparoscopic band surgery


  • Improvement in blood sugar control and type 2 diabetes
  • Reductions in systolic blood pressure
  • Reduction in serum cholesterol
  • Improvement of fatty liver disease and cholesterol levels 
  • Improvement in obstructive sleep apnoea

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Program Cost​​

Sleeve Gastrectomy is the most commonly performed weight management surgery.

Our procedures are performed at a Private Hospital. We offer 2 or 3 days hospital stay (depending on the hospital) to ensure your comfort and safety.

At HealthyWeight, we strive to offer affordable pricing options.

If you do not have private health cover, please contact our friendly staff to find out about the options available. You may also be eligible to access your superannuation or use finance options to cover your cost


12 month program

Prices may be subject to change based on personal circumstances. To get an accurate estimate of the cost, we recommend using our cost calculator by clicking on the button below.


18 month program

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24 month program

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If you are interested in getting a free surgery done from a public health facility, you should consult your GP. They should be able to direct you to a Medicare funded bariatric facility (Obesity and Metabolic clinics) where there are waiting times and certain qualifying criteria that must be met.

If you are a holder of a Private Health Insurance, weight loss surgery may be covered under your insurance. Depending on your cover, you may still incur some out-of-pocket expenses. Please check with your private health insurance provider for more details.

At Healthy weight Australia, We do not provide any free surgeries or procedures at any of our locations.

The weight loss can be rapid during the first month but everyone is different

After discharge on around day 2 following the procedure, we recommend a week or two of resting at home before getting back into work and regular activities. Walking is excellent for recovery and we recommend building up the distance as tolerated. You should not be performing vigorous exercise, specifically anything that causes you to strain your abdominal muscles or require you to lift more than 10kg until you have been cleared at your post op visit.
This will be around week 4-6. On discharge, you will go home on a liquid diet. This will gradually be upgraded so that at the 6 week mark you will be introducing regular foods, but in smaller portions.
Yes. Following the recommended diet plan and continued cardiovascular and resistance exercises are key to avoid weight regain after a gastric sleeve.

You can definitely overeat, which can lead to feeling overfull or even cause you to vomit. This is not recommended! But in short no, it is not technically possible for you to do something to cause a tear.

Dumping syndrome occurs when simple carbohydrates quickly enter the small bowel, causing fluid to be rapidly drawn into the gut. This can lead to low blood pressure and a sympathetic response. The main symptoms patients complain of are cramping abdominal pain, sweating, diarrhoea and light headedness.

Leaks can occur early (ie within 7 days), but they can also occur up to a few months post procedure. Although it is an uncommon complication, occurring in <5% of patients, it is one of the main issues that doctors will monitor for. If you experience new fevers, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or can feel your heart racing- we suggest seeing your GP or presenting to the emergency department for review. You should also get in contact with us so we can advise and assist.

Leak tests are not routinely performed. However if there is concern, we may ask you to drink some contrast and have either an x-ray study (where they follow the contrast as you swallow it) and/or a CT scan.

Leaks can present with symptoms such as fever, raised heart rate, a higher breathing rate, abdominal pain or shoulder tip pain. Some people just feel generally off, especially if they had felt they were improving and things start getting worse again. If you experience any of these symptoms after discharge, please contact your GP or get in contact with us directly as you may need further investigations. In rare circumstances, people may present with sepsis and be extremely unwell. This is far less common.

You need to have a BMI>40 or BMI>35 with obesity associated illnesses. This can include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, polycystic ovaries, sleep apnoea and osteoarthritis.

a. Can you get gastric sleeve if you are not obese? No.

b. Can you be too overweight for weight loss surgery? Yes. There are risks associated with the surgical procedure which increases with your BMI. We then aim to commence the weight loss process with life style changes, meal replacements (VLCD) and/or weight loss medications prior to proceeding with surgery

You are only under anesthetic for a short time before and after the procedure with the surgery time still approximately 60 minutes. The total time of general anesthetic is around 90 minutes.

Most people lose weight quickly in the first 3 months following surgery and then the weight loss gradually slows down. We aim for around 30% total body weight loss at the end of 12 months. However, you can continue to lose weight depending on your diet and exercise which is key.

We remove approximately two thirds of your stomach so yes it is a major surgery! Having said that, the operating time is minimal and the stay in hospital is usually only a few days.

Like any operation, there will be some pain involved. You receive local anaesthetic and pain medications during the procedure and afterwards the surgeon and anaesthetist will do their best to keep you comfortable. We encourage you to get moving as soon as you’re able after the procedure as this is the best thing you can do for your recovery.

Approximately 60 minutes.

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