Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
UW Health's Medical and Surgical Weight Management surgery team performs the Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery.
The Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedure
In this procedure a large portion of the stomach is removed, leaving a narrow, tube-shaped pouch. The capacity of the new stomach pouch is three to four ounces.
The sleeve is also primarily a restrictive procedure, meaning patients lose weight by limiting the amount of food they take in. There is no re-routing of the intestines and no change in the ability to absorb calories and nutrients.