What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric Sleeve, or Sleeve Gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by 75 percent. The surgery triggers a decrease in hunger hormones and stomach capacity so you feel full after eating less food and will stay full longer. Gastric Sleeve is one of the surgical weight loss options that we suggest often because multiple studies and our own patient testimonials report significant improvements in health and lifestyle after this procedure. Our very own Gastric Sleeve surgery patient was featured in Texoma Medical Center’s Health News Magazine. The article is about our patient’s weight-loss journey with the help of Gastric Sleeve, highlighting Dr. Cernero and our team’s care.

Is Gastric Sleeve Surgery Right for Me?

When you visit Cernero Surgery & Aesthetics for a consultation, our medical staff will advise you on the best weight loss option, taking your current health condition, insurance options and desired results into account. The National Institutes of Health offer guidelines for the proper BMI ranges required for weight loss procedures like the Gastric Sleeve.

Gastric Sleeve Can Help with These Conditions

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Weight loss after surgery is different for each person, but our patients typically lose between 50 and 60 percent of their excess weight in the first year after their surgery, if they follow the recommended post-surgery exercise and diet plans. We recommend that patients take a few days off work to account for recovery after surgery (around 24-48 hours in the hospital). Interested in learning more, but not sure where to start? Fill out our Insurance Form to see if your plan covers Sleeve Gastrectomy.

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*All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.