The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a newer procedure involving the resection or removal of most of the outer portion of the stomach, leaving a narrow tube or sleeve-shaped stomach. It was originally used in conjunction with an additional weight-loss surgery in extremely obese patients, but more recently, it has been shown to be very successful as a primary procedure. It causes weight loss by decreasing stomach size and limiting the amount of food one can eat (restriction). Additionally, the production of a hunger hormone (Ghrelin) is significantly reduced which decreases appetite.
Our weight loss surgery center at Sibley is different from most others. Here at Sibley we offer a “one-stop shop” where patients can have nearly all of their pre- and post-operative care in a convenient and compassionate setting. We realize the weight loss surgery process can be confusing, so we work closely with our patients to ensure safe and successful outcomes.