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Gastric Sleeve 

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 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.

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