Sleeve Gastrectomy


Also called gastric sleeve surgery, sleeve gastrectomy is the most common weight-loss surgery performed by our bariatric surgeons in the Naples-Fort Myers, Florida area. This surgical weight-loss procedure involves detaching a portion of the stomach, leaving only a small banana-shaped “sleeve” and also reduces the hunger hormone, Grehlin.

The procedure reduces stomach capacity by approximately 85 percent.  Patients feel full sooner and therefore eat less. This procedure is performed laparoscopically or assisted by a robot (Da Vinci) minimally invasive weight-loss surgery techniques. High blood pressure and diabetes start improving immediately after surgery; most patients are off blood pressure and diabetes medications within the first 2-4 weeks after surgery.

Diagram Sleeve Gaastrectomy
Recent clinical studies show that patients experience an average weight loss of about 70 to 75 percent of their excess weight within one to two years of the surgery.
Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgical Overview

Actual Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery performed by Moses K. Shieh, D.O., FACOS

Advantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Rapid initial weight loss similar to gastric bypass

Performed through a minimally invasive approach

Minimal risk of vitamin and protein deficiencies

Permanent procedure – no adjustments or implantable devices, such as the gastric band

One of the safest life-long bariatric procedures that currently are available

Disadvantages of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Cutting and stapling of the stomach is required

Cannot be reversed, but can be modified with another procedure if desired weight loss is not achieved or stomach stretches

1-2 day overnight stay in the hospital, depending on your health risk

Risks and Complications

Risks and complications are associated with all major surgical procedures. Although the laparoscopic or robotic techniques used for sleeve gastrectomy are considered minimally invasive, they are still surgical procedures. Severe obesity increases the risks of some complications.

It is extremely important that you discuss the benefits and potential risks of weight loss surgery with your surgeon. To learn more:

Sleeve Gastrectomy Price


The price includes: surgeon professional fee, anesthesia, and hospital fees with one night stay. Prequalify for consultation by completing our online seminar.

It is extremely important that you discuss the benefits and potential risks of weight loss surgery with your surgeon. To learn more:

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