Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
The sleeve gastrectomy, which has been performed for over 10 years, is the newest procedure on the market. The procedure involves removing a portion of the stomach. The sleeve is purely a restrictive procedure like the band, in that it simply makes the stomach smaller.
Unlike the band and bypass the sleeve is not reversible. Some patients prefer sleeve gastrectomy to the gastric band surgery, because the sleeve gastrectomy does not involve leaving a foreign object (the gastric band) inside the body. We work closely with each patient to determine which weight loss surgery is appropriate for him or her. Contact Barker Bariatric Center to schedule a consultation to learn which procedure will best meet your needs.
Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy
The most important benefit of sleeve gastrectomy is that it allows patients who have been unable to control their weight through a combination of diet and exercise to achieve rapid, dramatic weight loss*. Maintaining an appropriate weight is an important part of living in good health – avoiding heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and the many other medical problems associated with obesity. Most gastric sleeve patients also enjoy dramatically improved energy and self-esteem, as they are able to fully enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle after surgery. Typically patients undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy will lose 65lbs for every 100lbs they are overweight*.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
- Averages 60-65% excess weight loss*
- Removes approximately ¾ of stomach to create a long narrow stomach that is shaped like a sleeve*
- Excellent hunger control*
- No significant changes in digestive process*
- Cannot be reversed although it can be converted to other procedure*
- Increased risk of reflux/heartburn*
Contact Barker Bariatric Center about Gastric Sleeve
If you are interested in learning about gastric sleeve surgery, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.