For patients who failed more conservative weight loss measures, we offer a full array of bariatric surgery options. Through our comprehensive weight loss program, we aim to inform, educate and make a shared decision with our patients on the best surgical procedures for them. We take into account associated medical problems, previous weight loss attempts and overall goals. Our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship-trained in Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery. All operations are performed through minimally invasive approaches, either laparoscopic or robotic.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure involves surgery on the stomach only and does not involve the intestine. The surgeon creates a small sleeve or narrow tube by removing the outer portion of the stomach. This is done by using a surgical stapler alongside the curve of the stomach. Once the sleeve or narrow tube is created, the remainder of the stomach is removed. The valve at the stomach remains in place, which continues the normal process of stomach-emptying and allows the feeling of fullness.
Some potential risks are infection, bleeding or leaking at suture/staples, blockage of intestines, dehydration, blood clots, death.
- Fever of 100.5 or above
- Redness, swelling or drainage from incision sites
- Chest pain
- Shortness or breath or difficulty breathing
- Inability to keep down liquids lasting greater than 12 hours
- Nausea or vomiting that lasts longer then 12 hours
- Pain or swelling in your legs
- Urine output less than 4 times in 24 hours