Gastric Sleeve


The Gastric Sleeve can be used for patients with a body mass index greater than 35.  The procedure takes about 60 minutes to perform, and is performed laparoscopically through 2-4 small incisions, or can be performed using the SPIDER® device.  A large portion of the stomach is surgically removed, creating a smaller tube-like stomach pouch, which causes satiety with a small amount of food, which leads to dramatic weight loss.*

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* Individual results vary, and no specific outcome is guaranteed.

What can I expect after treatment?

  • 1 to 2 night hospital stay
  • Return to work within 7-10 days
  • Liquid diet post-surgery, and progressed incrementally to solid diet over 4 weeks
  • Patients can feel satiety after smaller portions of food, and can lose significant weight, which can be as much as a gastric bypass
  • Eating a high protein, low calorie, low fat, low carbohydrate diet, and living an active lifestyle will optimize weight loss.


  • Surgery is performed laparoscopically using tiny skin incisions.
  • No foreign body placed inside you, as in the Gastric Band.
  • Follow-up visits are less frequent than for the Gastric-Band?.
  • Minimal mal-absorption of nutrients, compared to the Gastric Bypass?.
  • Excellent weight loss.

If you are interested in the Gastric Sleeve, feel free to ask Dr. Mehta about your options; as well as the expected weight loss in your particular situation.

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We accept all major insurances if you have appropriate benefits, offer financing, and can email you our specials, for those who choose to self-pay.

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