Learn about the Sleeve
The gastric sleeve is a weight loss operation. You may have heard it referred to as the ‘sleeve gastrectomy’ or ‘vertical sleeve gastrectomy’. It is a surgery that involves removing about 70 – 80% of the stomach. This procedure often helps patients lose a substantial amount of weight, which can be important in resolving health conditions like diabetes, sleep apnea, or high blood pressure.
The gastric sleeve is permanent: it is not adjustable or reversible.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Generally the sleeve can be performed on patients with a BMI greater than 40, or patients with a BMI of 35-40 provided they have one or two medical conditions
Good candidates for the sleeve – or any bariatric surgery – have tried repeatedly to lose weight without success.
Health conditions related to obesity like high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, or type 2 diabetes can make the sleeve a good option
Every person is different, so if you’re interested in learning more about whether the sleeve or another procedure may be a good option for you, please contact us. We are happy to speak with you.