Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgical Clinic of Louisiana

General Surgery & Bariatric Surgery located in Marrero, LA

A sleeve gastrectomy is one of the most advanced ways to lose excess body weight and improve your quality of life. The team at Surgical Clinic of Louisiana, under the direction of expert bariatric surgeon David C. Treen, Jr., MD, FACS, FASMBS, is well-known for performing minimally invasive and effective sleeve gastrectomy procedures. This modern surgical clinic is located in the heart of Marrero, Louisiana, near Woodmere, Estelle, Harvey, and Westwego. To find out if a sleeve gastrectomy is right for you, click or call to schedule an evaluation today.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Q & A

Surgical Clinic of Louisiana

How does a sleeve gastrectomy work?

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure — also called vertical sleeve gastrectomy or VSG — involves carefully removing up to 75% of your stomach. Often performed laparoscopically, this procedure transforms your stomach into a long sleeve or tube-like shape that can’t hold as much food. By restricting your food intake, the procedure helps you lose weight and keep it off.

After a sleeve gastrectomy, the amount of food your “new” stomach can hold is drastically reduced. Because you won’t be able to eat as much, you should start dropping pounds immediately after surgery and continue losing weight week by week over the course of several months.

Am I a candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy?

Ideal candidates for a sleeve gastrectomy have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40.0. But this number isn’t the only factor that determines if you’re a candidate for surgery. A sleeve gastrectomy could be a good fit for you if:

  • Your BMI is too high for LAP-BAND®
  • You have diabetes, heart disease, or other chronic conditions
  • You want an alternative to gastric bypass or duodenal switch surgeries

The only way to know for sure if you’re a candidate for a sleeve gastrectomy is to schedule a consultation with Surgical Clinic of Louisiana.

How much weight can I lose after a sleeve gastrectomy?

It depends on how well you stick to your diet and exercise regimen after surgery. Generally, men and women who have the sleeve gastrectomy procedure lose up to 80% of their excess body weight within two years.

Since learning proper portion sizes and nutrition are essential for sleeve gastrectomy success, the team at Surgical Clinic of Louisiana will support you long after your surgical procedure. The team will equip you with all the tools and knowledge you need to reach a healthy weight.

To see if a sleeve gastrectomy is right for you, click or call to schedule an appointment with Surgical Clinic of Louisiana today.