Sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss surgery that restricts food intake by permanently reshaping the stomach into a smaller sleeve-like pouch leading directly to the intestines.

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

During the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, weight loss surgeons remove 75-85% of the stomach, creating a smaller gastric sack. This “sleeve” remains connected to the intestines so that food is digested normally.

Am I a Candidate for Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Candidates for the sleeve gastrectomy procedure will have a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40, which translates to 100 pounds overweight for men and 80 pounds for women. Surgery may also be an option for people with a BMI between 35 and 40 who suffer from chronic or life threatening complications associated with obesity.