Sleeve Gastrectomy

This form of bariatric surgery will reduce the size of the stomach to allow for a feeling of fullness. Our surgeons will remove part of the stomach, leaving behind a sleeve-like portion. This surgery is minimally invasive.

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

  • This surgery is a common bariatric surgery intended for patients with clinically severe obesity looking to achieve effective weight loss.
  • The surgery is typically performed in 1.5 hours.

How is it performed?

  • Your surgeon will remove a large portion of the stomach to create a smaller, tube-like shape.
  • Your surgeon will remove approximately 80% of the stomach while creating a sleeve-like portion that will remain.
  • This reduces the size of the stomach and limits the amount of food intake, leading to weight loss.

What are the Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

  • Most gastric sleeve surgeries are minimally invasive allowing for less pain from smaller incisions.
  • As with all bariatric surgery, weight loss can lead to health benefits such as the potential remission or eradication of weight-related diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, improved sleep, and relief from joint pain.

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