Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric surgery. During this procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach. It is larger than the stomach pouch created during RYGB, and is about the size of a banana. Weight loss occurs because the procedure causes the stomach to tolerate a limited amount of food, causing a feeling of fullness more quickly.

Advantages
  • You eat less
  • Decreased appetite
  • Prolonged sense of fullness after small meals
  • Rapid initial weight loss
  • Laparoscopic procedure is minimally invasive
Disadvantages
  • Permanent procedure
  • Requires cutting and removing a portion of the stomach
  • Requires patient discipline with diet to avoid nutritional deficiencies and malnutrition
  • No long term data

Along with the sleeve gastrectomy, patients are encouraged to embrace a change in lifelstyle in order to maintain long-term weight loss success.  They should also participate in an exercise program and have regular medical care.

At Good Samaritan Medical Center our experienced, multi-disciplinary weight loss team will answer all your questions about the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and other bariatric procedures performed at our facility. 

To learn more about our Bariatric Program or to locate a physician, please call (855) 655-LOSE.