Is Gastric Sleeve the Best Weight Loss Surgery Option for You?

Bariatric Surgeons Dr. Gerardo Carcamo and Dr. Keith Wright Discuss Gastric Sleeve Facts

When considering weight loss surgery, it’s important to clearly understand your options before choosing a procedure that is best for you. Gastric Sleeve—also known by the names Gastric Sleeve Resection and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy—doesn’t involve intestinal rerouting or food malabsorption. It’s a procedure that helps you diminish your hunger and therefore reduce your food intake.

Here are some key points all patients should know when considering Gastric Sleeve:

• A permanent procedure, Gastric Sleeve involves the removal of up to 80 percent of the stomach, leaving a slender “sleeve” that controls hunger.

• The procedure is laparoscopic, resulting in fewer incisions and a faster recovery.

•  The section of the stomach that is removed is that which produces ghrelin, a hunger producing hormone. So you’re left feeling less hungry—permanently!

• This surgery involves removal only—meaning no foreign objects are left in your body as with some other weight loss surgery options.

• Most major insurance providers cover gastric sleeve.

• Gastric sleeve is the most common weight loss procedure in the United States for patients who want to lose a significant amount of weight.

• Gastric sleeve patients typically lose 60 to 80 percent of excess weight in two years.

Do you have questions about whether Gastric Sleeve surgery is right for you? Contact top bariatric surgeons Dr. Keith Wright and Dr. Gerardo Carcamo of South Texas Surgeons in San Antonio to learn more. Call us at 210.220.1726.