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Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy (often called the sleeve) is a laparoscopic procedure, which removes approximately 80 percent of your stomach.

The remaining stomach is a tubular pouch in the shape of a sleeve.

diagram of sleeve gastrectomy

How sleeve gastrectomy aids weight loss

After surgery, three main factors work together to contribute to your weight loss:

  1. You can't eat as much due to the smaller size of your stomach
  2. There's a significant reduction in the secreting of hunger hormones from your stomach
  3. You will feel full for a longer period of time because the new stomach tube slows the passage of food

You may lose up to 55-to-60 percent of your excess weight during the first year after surgery.

Are you eligible for sleeve gastrectomy surgery?

Typically, weight loss surgery is only explored with candidates who have a BMI greater than 40 and are unable to fully meet their weight loss goals through our less invasive programs, and those with significant health complications related to weight, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Infertility
What to Expect - Before and After Surgery

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