Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Learn about Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • Permanently changing the size of your stomach
  • Approved coverage by most insurance providers January 2011
  • Non-adjustable
  • New stomach will hold approximately 10% of what a normal adult stomach can hold
  • Typically 1 day hospital stay
  • 68% excess weight loss 1 year after surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Gastric Sleeve Surgery patients lose weight?

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.

How long will I need to stay in the hospital?

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.

Will I be able to drive after surgery?

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.

What lifestyle changes if any will I need to make after a Gastric Sleeve 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.

Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery reversible?

In the Gastric Sleeve Surgery, more than half of your stomach is removed, and therefore this is not a reversible procedure.

What are the risks and/or potential complications of Bariatric Surgery?

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.