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The Gastric Sleeve, also known as the Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a weight loss operation that not only restricts the amount of food you can eat, it also reduces hunger in most patients. The procedure simply reduces the size of the stomach by removing approximately 3/4 of its volume. There is no rerouting of the GI tract which can interfere with the absorption of nutrients and the Gastric Sleeve does not involve implanting any foreign object into the body. 

This laparoscopic operation is performed under general anesthesia, and most patients spend one night in the hospital. Following your operation, you will be on a liquid diet for the first couple of weeks to allow the stomach time to heal. Normal foods are gradually reintroduced back into your diet over the first month until eventually you will be able to eat most foods. 

After a Gastric Sleeve procedure you will be unable to eat very much at one time, so to maintain appropriate nutrition, you must choose high quality foods, eat slowly, take smaller bites, and chew everything very well. 

Gastric Sleeve / Sleeve Gastrectomy

Every weight loss web site shows before and after pictures of successful patients, but we have elected to have some of our patients tell you in their own words why they decided to have weight loss surgery, what kinds of problems they were having, and what experiences they had with our Weight Management Program. Not all results are the same, and we can not guarantee a successful outcome for any patient. We can assure you that we will do everything we can to assist you in your efforts to lose weight and regain control of your health.

Watch Dr. Sewell perform a Gastric Sleeve procedure