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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? 

The Gastric Sleeve procedure is now the most popular weight loss surgery performed in the United States. The surgery involves removing approximately 75% of the stomach laparoscopically so that the stomach takes the shape of a sleeve, which helps with weight loss by restricting food intake.

Why We Perform the Gastric Sleeve

Although we are aware that there are other surgical options (like Gastric Bypass and Lap-Band), Iowa Weight Loss Specialists performs the Gastric Sleeve because we believe the advantages of the surgery are greater and the major post-operative risks are lower than the other options. Read the advantages of the Gastric Sleeve below.

  • Performed laparoscopically
  • Average weight loss is 60% of excess weight in first year
  • Rapid weight loss due to immediate appetite control
  • Short, 45 minute surgery
  • Short, 1-2 night hospital stay
  • Decreases Ghrelin appetite hormone
  • Controls portion sizes
  • Decreased pain (Usually pain medication only needed for 7-10 days)
  • Shorter recovery time (Most return to work in 2-3 weeks)
  • Decreased nutritional deficiency because the intestine absorbs normally
  • Eat much more naturally
  • No food catching as in Lap-Band
  • No foreign body or plastic as in Lap-Band
  • No dumping as seen in Gastric Bypass
  • Significantly lower complications than Gastric Bypass

 

Watch the video below featuring Dr. Eibes, speaking about the advantages of the Gastric Sleeve.

*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

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