Coordinated Health Bariatrics

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that limits the amount of food that a patient can eat before feeling full. It also works by appetite suppression. By removing a segment of the stomach, it significantly lowers the amount of food that patients will be able to eat before feeling full.

During a sleeve gastrectomy, a thin vertical sleeve is created by using a stapling device. This sleeve will typically hold between 50 and 150 milliliters and is about the size of an banana. This procedure will also remove the fundus, which is a part of the stomach that produces hunger hormones. The combination of restriction and decreased hunger will lead to better weight loss results.

Potential Benefits Associated with Weight Loss Surgery 
  • Can lose 70% of your excess weight in the first year
  • Lowering of High Blood Pressure
  • Reversal of Type II Diabetes
  • Reduction in Heart Disease
  • Resolution of Sleep Apnea
  • Decreased Back and Joint Pain
  • Alleviate other medical conditions
Risks Associated with any Abdominal Surgery
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Pneumonia
  • Atelectasis
  • Abdominal adhesions
  • Small bowel obstruction
Risks Associated with Weight Loss Surgery
  • Anastomotic leaks
  • Sepsis
  • Abscess
  • Ulcer
  • Stricture
  • Bleeding
  • Cholecystitis