Sleeve Gastrectomy

What is a sleeve gastrectomy?

A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive surgical weight loss procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. In this procedure, a thin, vertical sleeve of stomach is created and the rest of the stomach is removed. The sleeve is about the size of a banana.

How a sleeve gastrectomy works to help you lose weight

The sleeve gastrectomy limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. It allows for normal digestion and absorption. Food consumed passes through the digestive tract in the usual order, allowing it to be fully absorbed in the body.

Risks and Complications

Dietary Guidelines Post Operative

The dietary guidelines for the sleeve gastrectomy are similar to the gastric bypass. Our registered dietitian will provide you with all the education you need to be successful after your sleeve gastrectomy.

See the dietary guidlines for the gastric bypass procedure.

 

PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
It is hard to believe that it's been a year since my surgery. I've gone from 370 lbs (BMI:44) to 227 lbs (BMI:26) in one year. I have to thank Dr. Wilcox and the entire staff at Hope Bariatrics for their hard work and support, they are truly wonderful. I have so much energy now, love playing softball and bowling without my knees and back constantly hurting. I love the time I have with my kids without getting tired so easily. After all the diets failed, I felt discouraged and just figured I'd be heavy the rest of my life. This has been one of the best decisions of my life and my self esteem is as good as it's ever been. It's an awesome feeling to go shopping for clothes and be able to pick out what you truly want.

God Bless,
 

- Kevin W.



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