Advanced Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery in San Antonio and throughout Texas
The Gastric Sleeve (also called Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is the most commonly performed bariatric operation worldwide. 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.
The Sage Bariatric team does 15-30 Sleeve operations every week, so we clearly understand our patients’ needs for safe surgery and a quick recovery. Most patients feel well enough to go home after one night in the hospital, and the vast majority of patients are back at work by 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