Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery
What is Gastric Sleeve?
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, commonly known as "gastric sleeve" is the surgical removal of most of the stomach for creation of a long tubular or “banana” shaped stomach. This surgery involves surgical stapling, cutting, and removal of stomach parts. However, unlike a gastric bypass, gastric sleeve surgery does not alter intestines.
Gastric sleeve surgery does not require adjustments after surgery or leave behind an artificial device inside the body (in contrast to restrictive gastric banding procedures like Lap-Band and Realize Band).
Weight loss resulting from gastric sleeve is thought to be related to gastric restriction or to hormonal changes observed following the procedure. Up to 3 years of follow up studies are available and they reveal Sleeve Gastrectomy to be at least as effective and durable as gastric banding following surgery.
Some weight loss results may approach that of gastric bypass. Long term (>5 year) studies are not yet available. Co-morbidity (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, or sleep apnea) resolution, 12 to 24 months after sleeve gastrectomy, demonstrates comparable results to other restrictive procedures.
Additionally, ABC Nightline did an interesting segment discussing the Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery procedure. Other videos and news articles on weight loss surgery are also available in our bariatric news library.
Gastric Sleeve at the National Bariatric Center™ in Denver, Colorado
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most recognized weight loss procedures performed at the National Bariatric Center™ in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Chae and his staff have extensive experience with gastric sleeve surgery and are ready to help you evaluate if it is the best procedure for your situation.
The National Bariatric Center™ at Sky Ridge is one of the few premiere surgical centers in Denver to earn the esteemed status of a "Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence" a recognition backed up by numerous testimonials from patients throughout the Colorado region who have had the gastric sleeve procedure or other weight loss surgery.
Start your journey today! Contact Dr. Chae today to schedule a FREE consultation about the gastric sleeve procedure. Call 303-662-1191 or schedule a consultation online.
Questions Regarding the Gastric Sleeve Procedure?
Free weight loss surgery seminars are available throughout the greater Denver, Colorado area on a monthly basis. These relaxed informational seminars are for the benefit of our patients to learn more about procedures like the gastric sleeve. Dr. Chae and his friendly staff answer questions, discuss options, and provide information on the latest weight loss surgery news. Sign up is available online or by phone at 303-662-1191. Come join us and take your first step on the journey to a healthier you!
For those who are unable to attend a public seminar, free individual or group meetings with Bariatric specialist, Dr. Frank Chae, are available for those in the Denver and greater Colorado area, please call our friendly staff and we would be happy to assist you.
The staff of the National Bariatric Center™ in Colorado work to inform patients. If you would like further information please send us an e-mail using our online form or telephone our Denver, Colorado office at 303-662-1191. Additionally, if you are in the Colorado area and would like a personal consultation, give us a call.
National Bariatric Center™: Denver, Colorado Location
The National Bariatric Center™ is located in the Rocky Mountain heartland of America at Sky Ridge Medical Center in beautiful Lone Tree, Colorado (southern metro Denver ). Our state of the art medical center complex is situated next to highways I-25 and C-470 in the Littleton-Highlands Ranch region, and conveniently accessible to international airports in Denver and Colorado Springs .
10099 Ridge Gate Parkway, Conifer Building Suite 390
Sky Ridge Medical Center
Lone Tree , Colorado