Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve: An Efficient Surgical Weight Loss Option

Are you considering surgical weight loss? The gastric sleeve, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, may be right for you. This procedure combines the reliability of gastric bypass surgery with the simplicity of gastric banding, providing an overall more efficient and rewarding experience for each patient*.

The Gastric Sleeve may allow patients* to:

  • Eat less while still feeling full.
  • Avoid obesity and secondary illnesses through significant, sustained weight loss.
  • Achieve results similar to gastric bypass without the unnecessary movement of organs.
  • Lose weight without the need for band adjustments or follow-up appointments.
  • Avoid drastic changes in stomach nutrient absorption.

The surgery is minimally invasive and involves the removal of a section of the stomach called the greater curve (the outer side of the stomach). This leaves a narrow tubular section of the stomach that fills quickly with food. When completed, the operation leaves a narrow tubular section of stomach to carry food into the intestine, which is not disturbed.

With much smaller eating, patients lose substantial weight*. The gastric sleeve does not create significant changes in nutrient absorption for patients. We do recommend supplemental vitamins and lab follow-up due to the dramatically lower food intake.

Get Started Today

To learn more about the Gastric Sleeve procedure and whether it’s right for you, use the form provided or call 337-233-9900.

*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary from person to person.

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