Understanding Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve is a type of weight loss surgery. If you have tried repeatedly to lose weight through dieting and exercising, yet have not had lasting success, you might consider visiting a weight loss clinic in Houston to discuss your weight loss surgery options. Depending on your body mass index (BMI) and whether you have obesity-related health problems, you may be a good candidate for this type of bariatric surgery.

Benefits gastric sleeve Houston

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, can completely change your life. A bariatric surgeon can perform this procedure using laparoscopic techniques, which means you’ll only have a few small incisions instead of one large incision. Laparoscopic weight loss surgery allows you to enjoy a short hospital stay, rapid recovery time, reduced risk of complications, and incredible weight loss results. Depending on your compliance with your post-surgical diet, you could expect to lose up to 70 percent of your excess weight within six to 12 months. Many patients choose sleeve gastrectomy because of its high success rate, low risk of nutritional deficiencies, and zero need for medical devices left in the body.


To perform a sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon will make a series of small incisions. Specialized instruments are inserted through the incisions, including a tiny camera that allows the surgeon to see the surgical field without the need for a large incision. The surgeon removes a significant portion of the stomach and closes the remainder of the stomach to form a thin sleeve. On average, a patient’s stomach size is reduced by about 75 percent. This substantially limits the amount of food intake, which can result in a loss of about two to five pounds per week. Additionally, gastric sleeve surgery reduces the level of the hormone ghrelin, which is crucial for appetite control.


Generally, patients rest at home for five to seven days after the procedure before returning to work. For several weeks, you can expect to stay on a liquids-only diet. You’ll work closely with a dietician to ensure that all of your dietary needs are met. Within a few weeks, the dietitian will instruct you to begin adding pureed and soft foods back into your diet.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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