Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Achieve long-term weight loss in Naples and Fort Myers with sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
Commonly referred to as the gastric sleeve procedure, sleeve gastrectomy involves reshaping the stomach into a small and slender tube while 85 percent of the outer portion of the stomach is removed. Much like LAP-BAND surgery, this limits the amount of food the stomach can hold in one sitting while increasing feelings of satiety or fullness after smaller meals.
Benefits of Sleeve Gastrectomy
Unlike other restrictive weight loss procedures like LAP-BAND, sleeve gastrectomy does not require periodic adjustments after surgery. Additional benefits of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery are:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Reduced risk of infection
- No medical devices in the body
- Reduced risk of vitamin deficiency
What does Sleeve Gastrectomy entail?
We use minimally invasive surgical techniques to make several small incisions in the abdomen. We remove the outer curvature of the stomach, leaving only a slender portion of the stomach in the shape of a sleeve or tube. This laparoscopic procedure can successfully reduce the amount of food that can be eaten at one time while also reducing stomach hunger hormone production. These aspects of sleeve gastrectomy make it easier for patients to practice portion control and avoid overeating.
What to expect from Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery?
Though individual results will vary, your sleeve gastrectomy surgery can help you achieve significant weight loss results. On average, most patients of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can expect to lose between 50 and 70 percent of their excess body weight within the first six to twelve months following surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy can also help resolve many existing weight-related health complications such as:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Sleep apnea
- High cholesterol
Risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy
The decision to have a gastric sleeve procedure for weight loss is a significant one. You should be fully informed of both the benefits and the risks associated with this surgery before you decide if this is the right weight loss solution for you. We will carefully review any risks or complications associated with the procedure so that you are aware of any potential issues prior to your operation.