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Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

The basics of Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery (also known as gastric sleeve surgery, or “sleeve,” procedure) requires removal of 85 percent of your stomach. However, the intestine is not bypassed, so vitamin and most nutrient absorption are not affected as much as in the gastric bypass surgery. In the United States, this is the most frequently performed bariatric procedure.

Bariatric Sleeve Gastrectomy SurgeryAdvantages of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Sleeve gastrectomy surgery appears to be a very good operation for some patients and can be converted to a gastric bypass or duodenal switch if necessary.

Risks of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Risks are similar to the gastric bypass, and long-term data (more than 10 years) is not yet available.

More information about Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Should you and your surgeon determine this to be the best weight loss surgery for you, know that we’ll be with you every step of the way!

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About Fresno Bariatrics

Fresno Bariatrics, located in Fresno, California, is one of the most experienced weight loss surgery programs in the country. On both the state and national levels, we are a step above most other weight loss surgery programs. Our superb clinical outcomes have earned HealthGrades' five-star ratings and a Bariatric Excellence Award™ 6 years in a row, putting our program in the top five of all California hospitals.

Our team of bariatric surgeons, nurses, and life coaches are eager to help you through a personalized weight loss surgery program with long-term results. We've helped thousands of people reverse obesity with the assistance of LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) and Revision Weight-Loss Surgery procedures.

Our world-class bariatric surgeons are board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and are members of the American College of Surgeons.

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Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital
15 E Audubon Drive
Fresno, CA, 93720

(866) 433-8558