Sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure that involves reducing the size of the stomach. It is performed to help individuals with obesity achieve significant weight loss and improve their overall health.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen. Through these incisions, special instruments and a camera are inserted to perform the surgery. The surgeon then carefully removes approximately 80% of the stomach, leaving behind a small sleeve or tube-shaped stomach.

This procedure does not involve any rerouting or reconnecting of the intestines. It solely focuses on reducing the size of the stomach to promote weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy can result in significant weight loss and improvement or resolution of obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and joint pain.

Sleeve gastrectomy is considered a permanent procedure and can be an effective option for individuals struggling with obesity. It is important to consult with one of our bariatric surgeons, who can provide comprehensive information and guide you through the process.