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Sleeve Gastrectomy is a laparoscopic procedure that reduces the size of the stomach. A normal stomach can hold over a liter of contents. Removing most of the stomach reduces the amount of food the stomach can hold. The size of the stomach after surgery is about one tenth the normal size.
No rerouting of the intestinal tract takes place during a sleeve gastrectomy and no intestine is bypassed. Food passes through the intestinal tract in its normal order. This operation is not adjustable or reversible.
The new smaller stomach holds about a half-cup of food, rather than the roughly six cups that a normal stomach holds. It fills with food quickly, which means you won't be able to eat as much, and will feel full faster, yet it also allows you to absorb nutrients from food normally.
During the procedure, our surgeons employ laparoscopic techniques, making a small incision and using long-shafted instruments to exam the patient's abdomen. The stomach is freed from its attachments and divided with a stapling device. The stapling device seals the stomach and divides tissue. The new smaller stomach is shaped like a banana. The new smaller stomach limits and controls the amount of food you eat.
Results: Gastric sleeve patients typically lose 55% of their excess weight
Health Benefits Studies found that gastric sleeve:
Quality of Life One meta-analysis stated that for bariatric surgery patients who experienced significant weight loss:
Recovery Your healthcare team will advise you when to return to work and when you are able to resume normal activities.
Potential Concerns of Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Sleeve may not be right for you if:
WakeMed’s dedicated bariatric surgeons perform minimally invasive weight loss surgeries at WakeMed Cary Hospital, an accredited MBSAQIP Comprehensive Center. WakeMed Cary Hospital is also designated a Cigna Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.
WakeMed Physician Practices - Bariatric SurgeryAppointments 919-350-7331
WakeMed Bariatric Specialists of North CarolinaAppointments: 919-234-4468
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610