Long-term weight loss 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. 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.

At Main Line Health we serve patients throughout Philadelphia with comprehensive bariatric surgery services, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and other weight loss surgery procedures that have proven effective in helping people maintain long-term healthy weight loss and maintenance.

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 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.

Find out more about laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

You may want to know more about the benefits and qualifications for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The best way to get all of your questions answered and to explore the different types of weight loss surgery is to attend one of Main Line Health’s free bariatric information sessions where you’ll meet bariatric surgeon Richard D. Ing, MD.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 484.476.6230.

Curious about other weight management options at Main Line Health? Begin with our Comprehensive Weight and Wellness Program.