Sleeve Gastrectomy in Grand Island, Nebraska

 

 
 

 
 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In a sleeve gastrectomy, part of the stomach is separated and removed from the body. The remaining section of the stomach is formed into a tube-like structure. This smaller stomach cannot hold as much food. It also produces less of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin, which may lessen your desire to eat. However, sleeve gastrectomy does not affect the absorption of calories and nutrients in the intestines.
 
Sleeve - Weight Loss Surgery in Grand Island, NE
 
Advantages include:
 
  • No implanted device
  • No adjustments are needed
 
  • Can be converted to a bypass or other procedures as needed
 
Disadvantages include:
 
  • Possible stapling complications
 
  • This procedure is not reversible
 
Currently, there has not been much long-term research done with this procedure, but the three year follow-up has been shown to be comparable to that of the gastric bypass. Some insurance companies are not approving this procedure due to this lack of long term research.