Sleeve Gastrectomy

Conveniently located to serve Detroit, MI

Being obese or overweight can negatively impact your life in several ways. Diet and exercise may help you shed some weight, but many people struggle to reach a healthy weight through these methods. At Detroit Weight Loss Doc, we offer several weight loss procedures for men and women, including sleeve gastrectomy.

What Is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a popular option for surgical weight-loss procedure. At Detroit Weight Loss Doc, we perform sleeve gastrectomy robotically. It is a bariatric procedure that removes anywhere around 75-80% of the stomach, leaving only a tube-like stomach that is roughly the size of a banana. This means that patients feel fuller faster and have a decreased appetite. Sleeve gastrectomy can help to reduce nearly 60-65% of excess weight within a year of the surgery.

Why Is Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed?

Sleeve gastrectomy is mostly performed to help you reduce the extra weight that is causing other health problems. In such cases, sleeve gastrectomy is performed to reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening problems such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), diabetes, sleep apnea, and stroke.

Are You a Good Candidate for Sleeve Gastrectomy?

The sleeve gastrectomy procedure is ideal for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, joint and back pain, and other conditions. It is vital to follow that you commit to living healthy and active lifestyle following the procedure. You are an ideal candidate if:

  • You are in relatively good health
  • You are willing to make permanent changes to your lifestyle post the surgery and follow a healthy diet with exercise
  • You have realistic expectations

Our team can help determine if you are a good candidate for sleeve gastrectomy. We will review your present medical condition, medical history, family medical history, medication, and allergies to determine whether you are an ideal candidate.

How Is Sleeve Gastrectomy Performed?

Sleeve gastrectomy is performed robotically through small incisions. The treatment area is cleaned with an antiseptic and the incisions are marked. Anesthesia is administered to avoid any discomfort. A large portion of the stomach is removed and only a narrow gastric sleeve or tube is left behind. The procedure takes an hour or two to complete. After the procedure, you will be given post-surgical care and instructions to avoid any complications.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are struggling to lose weight and would like to know if bariatric surgery is right for you, contact Detroit Weight Loss Doc today to schedule a consultation for your sleeve gastrectomy with fellowship-trained bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon Dr. Nicholas Sousa. Dr. Sousa can address any questions you may have regarding the procedure and any other bariatric procedure we offer. He is dedicated to providing all of our patients with personalized care and outstanding results from their from their sleeve gastrectomy in Detroit.