What is a sleeve gastrectomy?
A sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive surgical weight loss procedure that limits the amount of food you can eat and helps you feel full sooner. In this procedure, a thin, vertical sleeve of stomach is created and the rest of the stomach is removed. The sleeve is about the size of a banana. Learn how a sleeve gastrectomy procedure works.
Sleeve gastrectomy can lead to significant weight loss and improved health
Sleeve gastrectomy patients have been shown to experience significant weight loss and improvements in their health. Patients have been shown to lose an average of 55%13 of their excess weight. Learn about all the benefits of sleeve gastrectomy.
Table 1: Health Improvements After Sleeve Gastrectomy A clinical study on sleeve gastrectomy showed the following health benefits.
|Health Problem (Comorbidity)
||Result After Sleeve Gastrectomy
|Type 2 Diabetes
|High Blood Pressure
|Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Learn more about sleeve gastrectomy at an information seminar
If you're considering sleeve gastrectomy surgery, we encourage you to attend a weight loss surgery information seminar hosted by a REALIZE trained surgeon at a bariatric clinic that offers sleeve gastrectomy. You'll learn about surgical options, you'll meet bariatric team members who will support you before and long after your surgery, and you may also hear from patients who have had weight loss surgery. There's no pressure to make a commitment—and no better way to get surgical weight loss information. Of course, family and friends are welcome, too.
Use our seminar finder to locate a seminar in your area, and register to ensure that you have a seat because seminars often fill up.
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