Long-term weight loss is possible with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Weight loss is no easy feat. If you’ve tried multiple weight loss strategies, and you have 100 or more pounds to lose, you may want to consider laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Main Line Health offers comprehensive bariatric surgery services, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. This procedure, which involves removing a portion of your stomach, can be an effective way to help you lose weight permanently.

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is not for everyone, but if you’re 100 or more pounds over your ideal body weight and have a history of complex surgeries or obesity related medical conditions, it may be an option. Talk to your doctor about whether or not laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is right for you.

Along with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, Main Line Health also offers laparoscopic gastric band and laparoscopic gastric bypass weight loss surgeries.

How laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy works

During laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, your surgeon will remove about 75 percent of your current stomach. You’ll be left with a small “sleeve” that’s connected directly to your small intestine. Once the surgery is complete, you won’t need any adjustments or further procedures.

After you have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, your stomach will be smaller and you’ll notice that you feel full after eating much smaller portions of food. Eating these smaller portions will lead to weight loss.

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a newer form of weight loss surgery, so be sure to check with your insurance company about coverage.

Learn more about laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Before you decide if laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is right for you, you may want to know more about the benefits and how you might qualify for the procedure. You can learn more about this and other types of weight loss surgery at one of Main Line Health’s free bariatric information sessions.

To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (1.866.225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.