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Center for Weight Loss

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    1-877-936-3776
  • TTY: 1-800-439-0183


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Sleeve Gasterectomy


  • What is sleeve gastrectomy surgery?

    Sleeve gastrectomy involves permanently removing approximately two-thirds of the stomach to limit food intake—helping you feel full sooner. This procedure is newly recognized as a primary procedure for weight loss. Early results show the weight loss to be midway between that of gastric banding and gastric bypass.

  • What if I experience a major problem after the sleeve gastrectomy procedure?

    While such issues are very uncommon, if you experience a major problem that requires more surgery, most times we perform a gastric bypass conversion. In this way, consenting for a sleeve gastrectomy means you are willing to undergo a gastric bypass, if necessary.

  • Do the staples stay in? Will I set off metal detectors? Can I have an MRI?

    The staples used in a sleeve gastrectomy are very small and made of titanium, so they do not generally cause metal detectors or MRIs to react.