At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, our bariatric specialists have deep experience performing gastric sleeve surgery on patients from different walks of life. Learning about what this surgery involves can help you decide whether this procedure – or weight loss surgery in general – could benefit you.
Are you ready to lose weight and improve your life? At one of our free information sessions, you can meet our weight loss specialists and learn more about bariatric surgery options. Find a session near you by calling (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677.
Gastric sleeve surgery, also called a sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of bariatric surgery that involves removing a large portion (about 80 percent) of the stomach. Before gastric sleeve surgery, you will be sedated for your comfort and safety. During the procedure, a bariatric surgeon will:
Sleeve gastrectomy helps you lose weight in two main ways:
Each type of bariatric surgery offers certain advantages and disadvantages. Your overall health and other factors may mean one procedure could offer you better results.
We’ll explain all your options and help you determine the best way forward. Often, you can decide the surgical approach you prefer.
Gastric sleeve surgery offers several benefits. It:
Gastric sleeve surgery also involves certain disadvantages. It:
When you choose AHN for gastric sleeve surgery, you can also expect:
In addition to sleeve gastrectomy, our bariatric specialists perform a range of weight loss procedures, including: