Gastric Sleeve Surgery

This is how gastric sleeve surgery works for you

During gastric sleeve surgery, a large section of the stomach is removed, leaving a thin, banana-shaped stomach that looks a bit like a sleeve. The natural opening leading from the stomach to the small intestine is left intact.

Gastric sleeve surgery provides two key benefits:

  • Stomach size is decreased. This helps provide satisfaction with less food.
  • Hunger hormones are reduced. Hormone reduction scales back hunger, allowing interest in food to diminish.

Patients who receive the gastric sleeve can expect positive results. Most patients will lose roughly 60 to 80% of their excess weight -- an amount significant enough to put gastric sleeve surgery patients into a healthy weight range.

The benefits of gastric sleeve surgery

Obesity-related conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure and joint pain significantly improve or are completely resolved for most gastric sleeve surgery patients. In addition to the physical changes that life-changing weight loss offers, our patients often tell us that they experience improved self-esteem, increased energy, the ability to participate in activities and enhanced personal relationships.

Understanding laparoscopic surgery

The gastric sleeve is almost always completed laparoscopically -- in other words, this minimally-invasive procedure uses several small incisions in the abdominal wall instead of one large incision. The benefit to the gastric sleeve patient is that laparoscopic surgery means less discomfort and the ability to return to normal activities much faster.

 “I was with my boyfriend and a little girl, as innocent as she may have been, turned around and said, "Wow, he is tall and skinny and she is short and really fat."   At that moment, I knew something had to change. I made the call and I am glad I did—Barix was a god-send. My experience was simply quite AMAZING. I felt some sense of normalcy and knew I picked the right place.” 

“When I tell you that I feel good, I don't know if that even describes it. There is nothing I can't do!”  --Lloryn L.

What to expect after your gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is an effective tool for permanent weight loss. Keep in mind, however, that simply completing the laparoscopic procedure, or any other form of bariatric surgery, is not a guarantee for lifelong wellness. Long-term weight loss requires more than a gastric sleeve! Maintaining the new you requires a change in lifestyle habits to support your healthy weight.

Barix Clinics offers a complete program to help you maintain the benefits that the gastric sleeve procedure delivers. Our work with you includes:

  • Consultations with highly-skilled surgeons
  • Help with insurance approval
  • Pre-surgery testing
  • Access to our specially-trained surgical staff
  • State-of the-art equipment
  • Post-surgery care to enhance your success

Barix Clinics also provide nutritional counseling, weight loss surgery support groups, confidential social media support groups, and The Guide to Good Health, our comprehensive lifestyle book, to anyone who undergoes a gastric sleeve procedure at one of our facilities. Making sure that you continue a successful journey down the road to long-term health and fitness is one of our major goals.

Gastric sleeve success stories

When considering weight loss surgery, it can be very helpful to read about the experiences of people like you and their experiences at Barix. One patient, Lloryn L., describes how “Barix was a godsend. My experience was simply quite AMAZING. I felt some sense of normalcy and knew I picked the right place. When I tell you that I feel good, I don't know if that even describes it. There is nothing I can't do!”

There are thousands of individuals whose lives have been changed by the benefits of gastric sleeve surgery and other bariatric procedures. You can experience some of their stories online.

Is gastric sleeve surgery right for you?

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