Sleeve Gastrectomy

Another option in bariatric surgery is the sleeve gastrectomy.  It is a fairly new minimally invasive technique where the surgeon creates a small, sleeve -shaped stomach about the size of a banana.  The stomach is about 15%-20% smaller than its original size.  With this option patients are expected to have 70% excess weight loss at 18 months.  The sleeve gastrectomy is not a reversible procedure.

There are several benefits to the sleeve gastrectomy.  It is effective for patients who are morbidly obese and an alternative for patients suffering from morbid obesity whose health risks are too complicated for earlier weight loss methods.  There is no foreign body present and no malabsorption as with the bypass.  This procedure, which takes about an hour involves at least an overnight stay, does not involve any rerouting or reconnecting of the intestine.   


Danny Sherwinter, MD, FACS
Dr. Sherwinter, director of the division of bariatric surgery, obtained his medical training at SUNY Downstate completed a surgical residency at Brookdale Medical Center followed by a fellowship in laparoscopy                                           read more>>
Harry Adler, MD, FACS
Dr. Adler is Associate Director of the department of surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. He is graduate of New York University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at New York University                                                           read more>>

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