Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
The gastric sleeve surgery, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), is a restrictive type of weight loss surgery that permanently reduces the size of the stomach. In this procedure, a large section of the stomach is removed, leaving a thin banana or sleeve-shaped stomach.
The natural opening leading from the stomach to the small intestine is left intact. The gastric sleeve surgery works in two basic ways:
- The stomach size is reduced, providing satisfaction with less food.
- Hunger hormones are reduced, causing less hunger and interest in food.
Patients choosing gastric sleeve surgery can expect positive results. Most patients will lose approximately 60-80% of their excess weight—putting them right into a healthy weight range. Obesity-related conditions including type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and joint pain significantly improve or resolve for most people. In addition to the physical changes that weight loss brings, our patients tell us that they experience improved self-esteem, increased energy, the ability to participate in activities, and enhanced relationships.
Gastric sleeve surgery is almost always performed laparoscopically. This minimally-invasive procedure uses several small incisions instead of one large incision. Laparoscopic surgery means less discomfort and the ability to return to normal activities much faster.
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Barix Tools to Help You Succeed
Weight loss surgery is an effective tool for permanent weight loss. Using that tool to gain the greatest results requires adapting lifestyle habits that support a healthy weight. Barix Clinics offers a complete program to help you do just that. Our program includes not only a consultation with a highly-skilled surgeon, help with insurance approval, pre-surgery testing, specially-trained surgical staff, and state-of the-art equipment, but also a post-surgery care to enhance your success. The Barix Clinics program includes nutritional counseling, support groups, online forums, and an extensive lifestyle book—The Guide to Good Health--all designed to help you to learn to use the tool of weight loss surgery most effectively. Be sure to check out our gastric sleeve success stories to learn more about the Barix experience.
Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Right for You?
The best way to find out if the gastric sleeve procedure is right for you is to call 800-282-0066 or complete and submit the form at the top of the page. A Barix Clinics patient service representative is ready to answer your questions, send you additional information or give you the opportunity to meet with a Barix Clinics surgeon.