The Sleeve Center
Performed by our board-certified bariatric surgeons, sleeve gastrectomy surgery begins with the removal of roughly 85 percent of the stomach, with the remainder being sewn into a sleeve-like shape. Greatly limiting the number of calories a person can eat, while decreasing feelings of hunger that may lead to harmful overeating, this procedure can help achieve long-term weight loss, helping you feel full faster.
The Gastric Sleeve Procedure Difference
Shorter hospital stays, faster recovery — The majority of sleeve gastrectomy procedures are performed using a laparoscopic technique. Because of this, gastric sleeve recovery ensures a shorter hospital stay, smaller scars, and less pain than open surgical procedures.
Cost savings over time — Achieving your weight loss goals can have significant, positive effects on your overall health. Weight loss surgery, like the gastric sleeve, may help to improve or resolve conditions associated with obesity, such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, so patients save money on related prescription drugs, doctor visits, and hospital visits.
A reduction in cravings for sweets — In a clinical study, 50% of patients who had a sleeve gastrectomy procedure lost their cravings for sweets after 1 year, and after 3 years 23% still experienced a loss of cravings for sweets. In addition, the level of a hormone called ghrelin, which has been described as a hunger-regulating hormone, was found to be significantly reduced after sleeve gastrectomy surgery.