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MyNewSelf Bariatrics

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Patients who have a sleeve gastrectomy are encouraged to embrace a change in lifestyle in order to maintain long-term weight loss success. They should also participate in an exercise program and have regular medical care. You can watch more videos here.

What happens during a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy?
Laparoscopic sleeve-gastrectomy is a restrictive bariatric surgery. During a gastric sleeve surgery procedure, the surgeon creates a small, sleeve-shaped stomach about the size of a banana. Weight loss occurs because the procedure causes the stomach to tolerate a limited amount of food, causing a feeling of fullness more quickly.
Risks and Complications
The weight loss surgery risks and complications include, but are not limited to, the usual risks of any surgery using general anesthesia, including potential problems with:
  • Pneumonia
  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Leak
  • Stricture
  • Death
Your surgeon will discuss other possible complications as part of the informed consent process.
At MyNewSelf, our experienced, multi-disciplinary weight loss team will answer all your questions about sleeve gastrectomy and other bariatric procedures performed at our facility. We also encourage you to browse through our FAQs for more information.

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