One of the newest weight loss surgery procedures available is the laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection.  Sleeve gastrectomy involves removing a large portion of the stomach to create a stomach tube, or “sleeve,” enabling patients to feel full after eating a very small quantity.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laproscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical weight loss procedure.

Patients can lose significant amounts of weight with this procedure.

Read about the steps you will take Before Laproscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy is performed laparoscopically, a technique which uses small surgical instruments and a tiny camera, enabling Dr. Gregory Barnes to visualize the procedure on a monitor. The laparoscopic technique allows for much smaller incisions than traditional surgical methods, as well as a shorter recovery time. Dr. Barnes will remove up to 70 percent of the stomach, leaving a smaller stomach pouch in the shape of a tube or sleeve. Not only does gastric sleeve surgery significantly limit the amount of food intake, it also curbs the appetite by giving a feeling of fullness with less food and substantially decreases appetite.

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Recovery

Patients should expect to experience some discomfort in the period immediately following gastric sleeve surgery. Normal daily activities can typically be resumed after about a week depending on the individual. It is very important for patients to understand that gastric sleeve surgery requires a significant change in lifestyle habits. . Patients will need to eat much smaller quantities of food, and some types of food enjoyed before weight loss surgery may cause illness or discomfort. Dr. Gregory Barnes and his team of professionals will help gastric sleeve surgery patients throughout the recovery process, monitoring progress to ensure that patients are achieving the maximum benefits as safely and effectively as possible.

Benefits

  • Loss of 75 percent or more excess body weight on average
  • Resolution of medical problems such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and improvement or resolution of many other health conditions, (e.g., High Cholesterol).
  • Less stress to the lower back and joints
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Ability to find and wear better-fitting clothes
  • Overall healthier lifestyle