Gastric Sleeve Surgery FAQ

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Learn more about the sleeve gastrectomy.

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River Forest, IL 60305

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.

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Supported Locations

River Forest Medical Campus

The River Forest Medical Campus is your convenient and trusted resource for a wide variety of specialties right in your community.

(708) 488-2300

7411 Lake Street, Suite 2100
River Forest, IL 60305

West Suburban Medical Center

West Suburban Medical Center provides a wide range of services to improve your health. From general practice to specialty medical and surgical care, our doctors, nurses, and staff provide the care you need with a personal touch. We offer free parking for your convenience.

(708) 383-6200

3 Erie Court
Oak Park, IL 60302

Meet the Team

The Chicago Center for Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss is led by our expert multidisciplinary team.

We are here to help you lose excess weight, keep it off, and improve your overall health! We are committed to helping you make your weight loss a permanent success through education, support, and follow-up care.

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