We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies
such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.
We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as
well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and
guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.
Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.
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.