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. 

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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 30 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


Start Your Weight Loss Journey

If you're ready to get started on your weight loss journey, email or call our Weight Loss Patient Coordinator today at 425.544.2000.

You can also learn more at our free weight loss seminars. Get dates and register online.