Gastric Sleeve

  1. Bariatric Procedures
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It’'s the newest procedure, done laparoscopically, that induces weight loss by restricting food intake.

With this procedure, the surgeon removes approximately 60 to 80 percent of the stomach leaving it in a banana/sleeve shape. He separates it from the larger portion of the stomach that contains a hormone responsible for appetite. After the sleeve procedure, hunger is greatly reduced which instantly helps the patient reduce his/her needs to overeat.

This is a safe and effective way to achieve and maintain a healthier weight. It is also a viable alternative for those patients who have specific conditions that prohibit gastric bypass surgery.


The main features of this procedure are:

  • Craving control and hunger reduction
  • Non-malabsorptive procedure
  • NO foreign objects are left in the body
  • NO adjustments are needed as with Lap-band and Intragastric Balloon
  • Weight loss occurs over 18 months
  • Quick recovery
  • Laparoscopic
  • 1 night stay at hospital
  • Surgical time: 1 to 1 ½ hours