At West Suburban Medical Center
Gastric sleeve is one of the restrictive operations, which make the stomach smaller. That helps patients feel full a lot quicker than before surgery. Patients eat much less but they do not feel hungry.
Typically, Gastric Sleeve Surgery requires a one- or two-day hospital stay. In rare cases, patients may be required to stay longer if clinically necessary.
You will need a ride to get you home from the hospital after your surgery. On average, our patients resume driving approximately two weeks post-surgery.
You will need to eat smaller portion sizes. You may need to substitute some foods in your current diet with others to make sure your body received all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Our dieticians are always available to help you manage your new way of eating and make it enjoyable.
In the Gastric Sleeve Surgery more than half of your stomach is removed, and therefore this is not a reversible procedure.
Since each patient is unique, we recommend viewing our online seminar or scheduling a consultation for more information. Our specialists want to answer your questions personally, with recommendations that are tailored to you and your specific situation.