Weight Loss Procedure: What Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a restrictive weight loss surgery performed by removing a portion of the stomach reducing the stomach to about 25% of its original size. This creates food volume restriction to effectively feel satisfied on less calories. The larger curve of the stomach is sectioned off and removed leaving a sleeve or banana shape from the esophagus to the intestines. The surgery permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is not reversible.
Sleeve gastrectomy can provide an effective tool to lose weight and keep it off. Like the gastric bypass, weight can be lost quickly and reliably without the additional costs of adjustments. And, because the procedure is most often performed laparoscopically, recovery time is minimal.
Weight loss surgery is an effective tool used to lose weight and keep it off. Lifestyle change is necessary to optimize success and keep weight off. If you qualify for gastric sleeve surgery, you must attend orientation classes and a personal evaluation session. In addition to individual counseling from our staff, you will meet with support groups to share experiences and challenges. For your convenience, all support groups and follow-up appointments are held in the St. Mary’s Weight Management Center.
Attend one of our free information sessions, held at the Weight Management Center located at 950 S. Kenmore Dr. in Evansville, to learn more about our surgical weight loss options.
Sessions are scheduled the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Please contact our office at (812) 485-5858 to sign up or click "Free Info Sessions" the button at the right top of the page..