Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Lose up to 65 percent of your excess weight within two years of getting gastric sleeve surgery (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) at Rex Bariatric Specialists in the Raleigh area. An experienced surgeon performs this minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery using only small incisions, so you can recover sooner and with less scarring.

How Gastric Sleeve Surgery Works

A bariatric surgeon removes about 80 percent of your stomach so that you’ll feel full after eating less food. Then, the doctor uses surgical staples to close the remaining part of the stomach, which will look like a tube or banana.

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.

Support for Your Journey

Find out if you qualify for bariatric surgery—treatment that can relieve many health problems linked to obesity. Then, learn how you benefit from Rex Bariatric Specialists’ thorough preparation for surgery and support during recovery.