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Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a popular weight loss procedure that allows you to lose on average 50 to 60 percent of excess weight. Our experienced surgeon perform all of our weight loss surgery using laparoscopy. This allows for a faster recover, small incisions, and less discomfort.

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How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Works

In a sleeve gastrectomy, our surgeons remove about 85 percent of the stomach and reshape it into a long narrow tube. This creates a smaller stomach, allowing you to feel full sooner after eating.

REX Bariatric Specialists serves all of North Carolina, providing specialty care in weight loss surgery. Our offices locations include Raleigh, Wake Forest, Garner, Cary and Holly Springs. We reach patients throughout the region by telemedicine, from Wilmington, Greenville, Charlotte and beyond as a destination center for bariatric surgery.


REX Bariatrics helped me to get my life back. I was at rock bottom when I came to the practice. My PCP was just telling me to “eat less and move more”. He was not “seeing me or hearing me”. Dr. Sharp understood from day one that I was asking for and needing “help” and got me on their program, explained the different surgeries, helped me understand I had a disease and helped me regain my self confidence. Now years later, I have a new life.

What to Expect After Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

On average, patients lose 55–65 percent of their excess weight within a year of gastric sleeve surgery. Then, weight loss slows. Improve your long-term success by following recommended lifestyle changes, including eating healthily, exercising and taking bariatric vitamins. Make meal planning easier with our bariatric recipes.

Like all surgical procedures, vertical sleeve gastrectomy carries some risk of complications, such as infection or bleeding. You can entrust your safety to the surgeons at REX Bariatric Specialists. They have performed hundreds of successful weight-loss surgeries with very low complication rates.

How Much Does Gastric Sleeve Surgery Cost?

At Rex Bariatrics, we work with you to find the best option to cover the price of your gastric sleeve surgery. Your health insurance provider may potentially cover the cost of your weight-loss procedure and the pre-surgical testing.

Support for Your Journey

Laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery in Raleigh can relieve many health problems linked to obesity, as can our other bariatric surgeries. Find out if you qualify for bariatric surgery, then learn how you can benefit from REX Bariatric Specialists’ thorough preparation for surgery and support during recovery.

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