Sleeve Gastrectomy

This surgery can be done by making a large incision in the abdomen (an open procedure) or by making several small incisions and using small instruments and a camera to guide the surgery (laparoscopic approach).

Restrictive operations like gastric sleeve surgery make the stomach smaller and help people lose weight. With a smaller stomach, you will feel full a lot quicker than you are used to. This means that you will need to make big lifelong changes in how you eat-including smaller portion sizes and different foods-in order to lose weight.

More than half of your stomach is removed, leaving a thin vertical sleeve, or tube, that is about the size of a banana. Surgical staples keep your new stomach closed. Because part of your stomach has been removed, this is not reversible.

Non reversible, moderately invasive laparoscopic procedure, removing a 75% of the stomach.


  • No hunger
  • No foreign body around the stomach
  • Low mortality rate
  • Less follow up appointments after surgery
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved or resolved conditions associated with obesity
  • Regarded as “set and forget” procedure

Quality of life is very good. Most type of foods are well tolerated and eating is normal, but portions are restricted.