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Gastric Sleeve

Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is sleeve gastrectomy?

A bariatric surgeon removes part of the stomach and shapes the remaining stomach into a tube or “sleeve.”

How is the surgery performed?

A bariatric surgeon will perform this procedure laparoscopically, making several small abdominal incisions.

How will I lose weight?

Reduces the size of the stomach and restricts the amount of food you can eat at one time, helping you feel fuller sooner.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Advantages of the Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Reduced size of stomach increases feeling of fullness
  • Does not require disconnecting or reconnecting of the intestines
  • Stomach functions normally, allowing most foods to be eaten in smaller amounts
  • Less invasive than gastric bypass
  • No cutting, disconnection or alteration of the intestines
  • Removes gland that secretes ghrelin, the hunger hormone
  • No foreign bodies (bands, tubes, etc.) permanently inside body
  • No risk of "dumping syndrome" typically associated with gastric bypass
Disadvantages of the Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Surgery is permanent
  • Potential is higher for weight regain (10-20 percent after 2-5 years)

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