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Gastric Sleeve surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy)

Gastric Sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) is a weight loss surgical procedure during which a large portion of the patient’s stomach is removed. The surgeon reduces the patient’s stomach to about 15 to 20 percent of its original size. The term “sleeve” refers to the shape of the stomach which will resemble a sleeve or tube-like structure once the procedure has been completed.

This surgical procedure permanently reduces the size of the patient’s stomach. Sleeve gastrectomy restricts the amount of food that can be consumed. It also results in hormonal changes that promote significant weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy procedures are performed laparoscopically. The procedure is not reversible. However, if necessary, the sleeve gastrectomy may be revised.

How Gastric Sleeve surgery is performed

Gastric sleeve surgery is a laparoscopic procedure that uses minimally invasive techniques to eliminate the need for large abdominal incisions and the associated risks that come with them.

During surgery a bariatric surgeon divides the upper portion of the stomach from the lower portion leaving a tube-shaped “sleeve” to serve as the stomach. Most sleeve gastrectomy procedures require just three to five small incisions. The procedure is performed on an inpatient basis and takes about 90 minutes. The surgery does not affect the sphincters (circular muscles) that connect the stomach and the esophagus or lower intestine.

The Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Most surgeries can be performed laparoscopically using a minimally invasive approach. As a result, most patients can expect a shorter recovery time, smaller incisions, and less pain.
  • During the procedure, the surgeon removes the majority portion of the stomach that generates ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger.
  • The intestines remain intact throughout the procedure; no disconnecting or re-routing is required.
  • The stomach continues to function normally following surgery. Patients can eat most foods, albeit in smaller portions.
  • Unlike other surgical weight loss procedures, it will not cause “dumping syndrome” which can cause patients to experience abdominal cramps, nausea and other symptoms.

Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss: What Can You Expect?

Published studies on weight loss report an average of 40-70% excess weight loss (EWL) after Gastric Sleeve surgery.

Weight loss after surgery is commonly described by the percent of excess weight lost (%EWL). Excess weight is the amount of weight over ideal weight.

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 1 Year:

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 2 Years:

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 3 Years:

Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss: What Can You Expect?

Published studies on weight loss report an average of 40-70% excess weight loss (EWL) after Gastric Sleeve surgery.

Weight loss after surgery is commonly described by the percent of excess weight lost (%EWL). Excess weight is the amount of weight over ideal weight.

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 1 Year: 60%

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 2 Year: 65%

Avg. Excess Weight Loss After 3 Year: 65%

Please Note: The excess weight loss listed above is just an average. A patient can lose more or less than the average amount of expected excess weight loss based upon how well they follow the program guidelines.

Gastric Sleeve Procedure

Sleeve gastrectomy

Are you a good candidate for
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy?

You may be a good candidate for the procedure if:

  • You are between the ages of 18 and 60
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40
  • Have a BMI greater than 35 with a serious medical condition like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, GERD, or heart disease
  • You are willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes

What is Your BMI?

STEPHANIE C. (Age: 34)

This surgery was and still is
absolutely life changing!

I weighed almost 300 pounds. Two years and 9 months later, I weigh 143.6 pounds and have the energy of a teenager! Words can’t fully describe how thankful I am for everything Dr. Cheregi has done for me and my family. To say that he’s an amazing doctor and person would be an understatement.

COLIN C. (Age: 34)

This surgery was and still is
absolutely life changing!

The impact the surgery has had on my life is nothing short of amazing! I look and feel so much better… it’s basically given me my life back! I never thought in a million years, I would be wearing a size 32 pants and a small or medium shirt. I am fortunate that my wife and I were able to go on this journey together so we could support one another…

Brittney P. (Age: 21)

The impact the surgery has had on my life is nothing short of amazing!

Before my surgery, I weighed 223 pounds and was absolutely miserable. Fast forward to today, I weigh 135lbs…I look and feel so much better… it’s basically given me my life back! I am also thankful that Dr. Cheregi has been a part of this journey with us. I am so grateful for Dr. Cheregi and for everything he has done for me. He truly changed my life.

Take the First Step to a Healthier You!

Take the First Step to
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