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.
You eat less
Prolonged sense of fullness after small meals
Rapid initial weight loss
Laparoscopic procedure is minimally invasive
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 lifestyle 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.