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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, our highly trained surgeons and staff are dedicated to your health. With us, you have a partner on your weight loss journey. We are here for you around the clock, offering support for 3 full years following your procedure. We share your goal of a healthier, more fulfilling life, and your success is our top priority.

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Arrowhead and Tucson, weight loss surgery options are customized to meet each patient's unique needs. In order to achieve the best results for the most patients, we offer a full range of leading edge bariatric procedures. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is an excellent choice for patients who are not good candidates for either a bypass procedure or the LAP-BAND®. Our surgeons have helped countless women and men to attain a healthier weight and fuller life through this innovative, safe procedure.

To find out if sleeve gastrectomy is right for you, request your consultation online, or register for a free seminar.

Understanding Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves the removal of approximately 85% of the stomach, reshaping what remains into a tube or "sleeve." The objective is to limit the amount of food intake without impairing the normal absorption of vitamins and minerals. The surgery can be performed as a first stage procedure (for patients with a very high BMI), or as a stand-alone procedure.

The laparoscopic approach involves making several very small incisions through which the surgery is performed using camera-guided instruments. This reduces scarring, postoperative discomfort, and recovery time.

The average expected weight loss with the sleeve gastrectomy operation is between 55% and 70% of excess body weight. This is an average. You may lose more or you may lose less. Maximum weight loss occurs within two years postoperatively.

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Benefits of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is the only bariatric surgery that involves neither intestinal reconfiguration, as in gastric bypass, nor a foreign body, as with the LAP-BAND. The surgery is relatively low risk, and there is very little chance that revision will be necessary in the future. Other benefits with this procedure include:

  • Preservation of the pyloric valve, which regulates the emptying of the stomach and makes a person feel full for longer
  • Reduced production of hunger-stimulating hormones
  • Normal stomach and gastrointestinal tract anatomy is not altered, so food is digested normally, with less risk of nutritional deficiencies or ulcers

The best way to know which procedure is right for you is to discuss your needs and concerns with one of our compassionate, experienced bariatric surgeons. Request your consultation online or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars today.

You may also want to download our patient brochure for additional information on what to expect when undergoing surgery at East Valley Surgery Center.

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Scottsdale Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
8575 East Princess Dr #215
ScottsdaleAZ 85255-5437

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Tempe Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
1855 East Southern Ave
TempeAZ 85282

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Phoenix Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Estrella Medical Plaza I
9305 West Thomas Rd #480

PhoenixAZ 85037

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Tucson Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
6261 North La Cholla Blvd #201
TucsonAZ 85704

Phone: (855) 887-8446

Arrowhead Office
Weight Loss Institute of Arizona
Arrowhead Health Center
16222 N 59th Ave #D180

GlendaleAZ 85306

Phone: (480) 829-6100

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm, Saturday: By Appointment
Meet our Surgeons Dr. , DO, MBA, FASMBS and Dr. John DeBarros, FACS, FASMBS

At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona, with offices in Tempe, Phoenix, Tucson, Arrowhead and Scottsdale, our weight loss center specializes in LAP-BAND® surgery, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, revision surgery and other surgical procedures for patients from throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and the entire Southwest.

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