Greenway Bariatrics Surgery in OKC

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve

The Gastric Sleeve, also called the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), is a safe and effective weight loss surgery. In a sleeve gastrectomy, the size of the patient’s stomach is reduced, leading to a restricted calorie intake, while changes in metabolic hormones lead to easier and faster weight loss. Sleeve Gastrectomy as low as $9500! Contact us today!

How does Gastric Sleeve Surgery work?

Gastric sleeve is frequently an outpatient procedure performed with general anesthesia. During surgery, a portion of the stomach is removed and the now-smaller remaining stomach maintains the shape of a sleeve. At the conclusion of the procedure, the sleeve is carefully inspected to assure a technically perfect staple line has been created.

VSG surgery is effective for weight loss because the portion of the stomach that is removed houses the cells of the human body that create a hormone, called ghrelin, that is responsible for making the patient feel hungry.1 When this source of hunger hormones is removed from the body, patients feel less hungry. Additionally, patients with a smaller stomach feel full with less food. The decrease in calorie intake due to the smaller size of the stomach, along with reduced hunger hormones leads to significant weight loss.

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What are the benefits of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

What kind of results can I expect after Gastric Sleeve?

The average Gastric Sleeve Patient loses up to 70% of their excess weight. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and many things will factor into your results. One of the most important factors will be your commitment to a new lifestyle that involves healthy eating habits and regular activity.

Recovery after Gastric Sleeve

Gastric Sleeve Surgery is performed laparoscopically, which allows for a less invasive procedure and a shorter recovery time. Most patients are able to resume regular activities after one week. After your procedure, you will be scheduled for follow-up appointments and we will be available to answer any questions and provide support and advice for your new healthy lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Gastric Sleeve Questions

There are many factors that go into the decision for which bariatric procedure is best for each patient. We will walk you through those issues and help you determine which one is best for you and your goals. The sleeve gastrectomy is easily the most common bariatric surgery performed in the United States. Gastric bypass is the second most common.

Typically, ideal candidates for gastric sleeve surgery have a Body mass index (BMI) over 40 or a BMI over 30, along with weight-related health conditions. 

Yes, many insurance companies do offer coverage for gastric sleeve surgery.

Not sure if you have insurance coverage for bariatric surgery? Contact us and we can help you find out if you do. If your insurance doesn’t cover it we have options  that can be explored where your insurance could make it cheaper for you. 

Any surgical procedure carries some risk of side effects or complications, but gastric sleeve surgery is generally safe when performed by an experienced and board-certified surgeon. Common side effects include heartburn and acid reflux, which are easily treated.

Patients often worry about what their diet will be like after surgery, but rest assured that we will be there to guide you through all the lifestyle changes after surgery! Our dietitian will give you resources so you know the right types and amounts of food to eat, including the first few weeks after surgery when you will need to eat soft foods and pureed foods. We can also advise you on multivitamins and supplements to make sure you get all the nutrients you need to feel healthy.