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How does laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery work?

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 take over.

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: What is it?

How does laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery work?

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 take over.

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What is the gastric sleeve procedure performed?

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. 

Are you a candidate for laparoscopic gastric sleeve?

If you have a BMI of 40 or more, or 35 or more and have an obesity-related condition such as type II diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, or cardiovascular disease, you may be a good candidate for this advanced minimally invasive surgery. 

What can you expect from the outcome of gastric sleeve surgery?

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. In addition, it has been shown that the sleeve (stomach) can stretch with time.

Take the first step: Attend our free, online seminar

If you’re struggling with excess weight and dream of a solution that will bring you relief, we invite you to register to attend our free online seminar, where you learn about your options. Only you can decide when taking this step is right for you, and we are here to provide guidance, information, and professional advice when you do choose it.

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Dr. Joshua Roller: Educator and trainer in gastric sleeve surgery

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.

Why choose Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery for gastric sleeve surgery?

At Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, we are honored to be recognized as the most advanced and experienced bariatric surgical group in the region. Dr. Roller and his team of fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons are among the most experienced surgeons in the country.

The specialists at our practice have performed custom weight loss surgeries on patients from 47 out of 50 states, with many patients flying in from other areas for treatment and offering an extraordinary level of patient-focused care. 

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Our commitment at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery

Our surgeons are fellowship trained and perform only minimally invasive weight loss surgeries, including minimally invasive gastric bypass. As authorities on weight loss, we are here to help you decide about your future health and wellbeing by undergoing the surgery that is most appropriate for you — so you can enjoy a happier, healthier, more confident life. 

Expected weight loss from laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: 40% to 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.

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