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Gastric Sleeve

Gastric sleeve bariatric surgery at the Methodist Weight Management Program

What is gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy?

  • Gastric sleeve reduces the size of your stomach.
  • The surgeon staples a large portion of the stomach closed.
  • This creates a thin stomach sleeve that holds about 4 to 5 ounces of food, about as much as a small banana.
  • The amount that can be eaten at a meal is restricted, making you feel full on less food. The body digests and absorbs calories normally.

Advantages of gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery

  • Gastric sleeve is laparoscopic or minimally invasive weight-loss surgery
  • Gastric sleeve can start the weight-loss process for patients who are too obese for other forms of weight-loss surgery

Risks associated with gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery

  • Risk of infection
  • Risk of leakage of the sleeve
  • Stomach may stretch over time leading to weight gain

Contact the Methodist Weight Management Program

Take the first step toward better health today. Contact the Methodist Weight Management Program at (214) 947-0004, toll-free (866) 500-1852, or e-mail

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