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Sleeve Gastrectomy


Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

During sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach using a stapling device, therefore creating a stomach approximately the size of a small banana.

Advantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • This procedure induces weight loss by restricting the amount of food that can be eaten at one time, allowing you to feel full more quickly. 
  • Food passes through the digestive track in the usual order, allowing vitamins and nutrients to be fully absorbed into the body without bypassing the intestines and altering absorption. 
  • Average weight loss is approximately 60-70% of excess body weight at one year.
  • Clinical studies have shown resolution of type II diabetes and high blood pressure, and improved cholesterol levels.

Additional Considerations for Sleeve Gastrectomy

Your success with sleeve gastrectomy surgery will depend greatly on your involvement in an exercise program and adherence to nutritional guidelines after surgery. You play a critical role in the long-term success of your surgery, which is not a quick fix but a tool on your path to a healthier life.

MBSAQIP Accredited Center

MBSAQIP Accredited Center

Proven Success

St. Luke’s Bariatric Program is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This accreditation is awarded to programs with a proven track record of favorable outcomes for weight loss surgery and a commitment to continual improvement in high quality bariatric care.

Ready to schedule a bariatric surgery consultation?

Call (208) 381-7264 to learn if you qualify for our program.