LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY
The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy leads to weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach, making you feel full after eating only small portions. Approximately 75% of the stomach is removed, leaving behind a smaller, tube-shaped stomach (or “sleeve”). This limits the amount of food that is required to feel full. In addition, the portion of the stomach that makes the hormone Ghrelin, which is responsible for making us feel hungry, is removed. However, there are additional hormones that are responsible for the feeling of hunger that eventually takes over.
This weight loss surgery procedure is performed laparoscopically by the Surgeons at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery. The advantages of the procedure include no implantation of an artificial device, no re-routing of the intestinal tract, and less frequent follow-up as compared to the lap band. The primary disadvantage of this procedure is that there is no long-term data available regarding weight loss, but we now have mid-term data showing less weight loss and a higher rate of weight regain as compared to the Gastric Bypass and Duodenal Switch. Also, it has been shown that the sleeve (stomach) can stretch with time.
Dr. Roller was a national teacher/preceptor for Medtronic on the sleeve gastrectomy procedure teaching a course once per month to surgeons from across the country on how to perform the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. He has trained dozens of surgeons from across the country in this technique. He has also taught several National Masters courses in Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Expected Weight Loss from Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
40-60% of your excess weight*
Sleeve gastrectomy patients tend to lose more than gastric banding patients, but less than gastric bypass patients.
The first step in your weight loss journey is to register for one of our weight loss seminars.
*Results may vary from person to person.