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Gastric Sleeve

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Also referred to as a sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery involves removing a large portion of your stomach. In most cases, between 70-80% of your stomach is taken out completely. Using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques, our health care provider reshapes the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve. The permanent procedure greatly limits the volume of food you eat, so you shed weight quickly.

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Also referred to as a sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery involves removing a large portion of your stomach. In most cases, between 70-80% of your stomach is taken out completely. Using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques, our health care provider reshapes the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve. The permanent procedure greatly limits the volume of food you eat, so you can shed weight quickly.

Unlike other types of weight loss surgery, the gastric sleeve doesn’t involve your intestines, so you’re still able to eat what you want and won’t have any concerns with malabsorption.

If you’ve been deemed morbidly obese, you’re the ideal candidate for a gastric sleeve. Other factors that our health care provider evaluates as they consider your candidacy include:

  • A history of unsuccessful dieting and weight loss attempts
  • Weight-related illness 

For young patients with obesity, Transform Weight Loss offers adolescent-friendly vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) with parental consent.

and haven’t been able to lose weight with diet or exercise. On average, you can expect to lose between 10 and 15% of your body weight.

Our team settle you into a clean and comfortable private room and place you under general anesthesia. The health care provider makes a few small incisions and uses a camera-guided laparoscope to carefully remove the lower portion of your stomach.

With surgical staples, they close the remaining sleeve-like section, retracts the laparoscope, and stitches up your incisions. The whole process takes less than 2 hours.

Because the procedure is not open surgery, your recovery time is shorter. The team at Transform Weight Loss recommends about a week at home to recover from the procedure.

Our team is passionate about education and spends time with you before and after the surgery to make sure you know what to expect and that you’re adjusting well to the drastically reduced volume of food. He periodically monitors your vitamin and mineral levels to ensure you aren’t low or depleted.

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What is a gastric sleeve?

Also referred to as a sleeve gastrectomy, gastric sleeve surgery involves removing a large portion of your stomach. In most cases, between 70-80% of your stomach is taken out completely. Using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques, Dr. Billing reshapes the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve. The permanent procedure greatly limits the volume of food you eat, so you can shed weight quickly.

Unlike other types of weight loss surgery, the gastric sleeve doesn’t involve your intestines, so you’re still able to eat what you want and won’t have any concerns with malabsorption.

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Peter Billing, MD, FACS

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We look forward to sitting down with you and explaining all of your weight loss alternatives. At Transform, we create a customized medically supervised program that delivers results.

The Transform team can explain all of your weight loss options and then, help you select the one that’s right for you.

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