Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Information


At Weight Loss Institute of Arizona in Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa/Gilbert, Arrowhead and Tucson, AZ, weight loss surgery options are customized to meet each patient’s unique needs. In order to maximize results for our patients, we offer a full range of leading-edge bariatric procedures. The Gastric Sleeve procedure is an excellent choice for patients with schedules that do not allot time for regular follow-up visits. Our surgeons have helped many women and men to attain a healthy weight and a renewed quality of life through this innovative, safe procedure.



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Understanding the Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure

The gastric sleeve procedure, also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, involves the removal of approximately 80-85% 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 laparoscopic approach to this surgery involves making several very small incisions and is performed using camera-guided instruments. This reduces scarring, postoperative discomfort, and recovery time.

The average expected weight loss with the gastric sleeve operation is between 55% and 70% of excess body weight; you may lose more or you may lose less. Maximum weight loss occurs within two years, postoperatively.¹

Benefits of the Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric sleeve surgery is the only bariatric surgical procedure that involves neither intestinal reconfiguration,  as in gastric bypass, nor a foreign body, as with the LAP-BAND. The surgery is relatively low risk.

  • Preservation of the pyloric valve, which regulates the emptying of the stomach and makes a person feel full for a longer period of time
  • Reduced production of hunger-stimulating hormones
  • Preserved GI tract anatomy with no re-routing of the small intestine. Food is then digested normally, with less risk of nutritional deficiencies or ulcers.

Is Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for you? The best way to find out 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.



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