The Gastric Sleeve (also called Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is the most commonly performed bariatric operation worldwide and here at Sage Bariatric as well. Our surgeons perform 15-30 sleeve gastrectomies every week and have performed thousands of these operations.
The procedure is done laparoscopically (minimally invasive) under general anesthesia. We remove 70-80% of the stomach to reduce food capacity, and this resection also eliminates the source of key hunger hormones such as ghrelin. The Sleeve causes hormone rebalancing and sustained hunger reduction so patients don’t want as much food.
Due to the experience and expertise of our surgeons and facilities, many patients feel well enough to go home the day of surgery! The vast majority of patients are back at work 2 weeks from surgery.
Results vary from patient to patient, but on average patients lose from 60-200 pounds with a Sleeve, and they experience major improvements in medical conditions like High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Sleep Apnea, and Diabetes.
Selected patients with early stage obesity disease may have their Sleeve operation at our efficient ambulatory surgery center which is located right in our building.